Comment on Maine Amish by Michael J Denis.
I’m not at all surprised that the Amish are finding a warm welcome in Maine, and especially in Aroostook County. Being a born and bred Mainer for 62 years, I noticed that the further north one travels in Maine, the friendlier the people are. The stereotype of the dour Yankee is just that. Mainers do not like “flatlanders” coming in and changing things — we do not want Maine to be a colder version of MA, CT or NJ. But if you come in and EMBRACE the Maine lifestyle, you will be welcome. Amish values are very similar in many ways to Maine values, at least outside the cities.