8 responses to Amish leisure activities
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    Karen Pollard
    Comment on Amish leisure activities (October 14th, 2010 at 08:59)

    What the heck is “Scum?” LOL

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    Comment on Amish leisure activities (October 14th, 2010 at 09:38)

    Do Amish hunt? I know of one man who lives in neighboring Holmes County, OH and has asked permission to hunt on our land, which is in Knox County. He hunts white-tail deer during muzzleloader season in January.

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    Comment on Amish leisure activities (October 14th, 2010 at 16:12)

    Hey Karen, it is actually a card game; I discuss it a bit if you follow the Amish leisure link 😉 funny name I know.

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    Comment on Amish leisure activities (October 14th, 2010 at 16:14)

    Forsythia Amish actually do hunt; here is an article about that: http://amishamerica.com/do-amish-hunt/

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    Comment on Amish leisure activities (October 14th, 2010 at 21:52)

    I’ve never played “Scum”, but I remember playing Uno when I was a kid. It brings back fond memories for me. On a side note, this spring I bought a homemade yoyo from a living history toy dealer. Any Amish kids have something like that in terms of playing, that you’ve noticed, Erik?

    My new yoyo is pretty much useless if you want to sophisticated tricks, but its fun!

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    Comment on Amish leisure activities (October 17th, 2010 at 14:56)

    HI Shom–very well could be but doesn’t come to mind right now. I don’t know that it would or wouldn’t be typical but very well possible! I couldn’t ever do much with a yo yo other than the up and down Yo Yo 101 technique.

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    Comment on Amish leisure activities (October 25th, 2010 at 21:40)

    I have read quite a few fiction Amish books love them and the Amish way but they do play some baseball the boys do don’t they?

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    Comment on Amish leisure activities (October 31st, 2010 at 11:59)

    Vesta, where I live in Ohio, it’s softball and volleyball, for sure. Dodgeball is popular, too. There is actually a traveling Amish girls softball team, the young girl working in the local “harness and boot” shop was very excited to tell us about their recent wins and a tournament they were going to back in September.

    There are many Swartzentruber where I live and they are frequently out playing outside in their yards, but you don’t often see them engaging in sports and things. They do hunt (most Amish here do) and go to the local wilderness center.

    On Sundays and a few summer evenings, you will find the wilderness center building and picnic shelters and trails jampacked with Amish couples and families.

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