14 responses to The Amish trampoline
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    Comment on The Amish trampoline (August 8th, 2011 at 06:17)

    Erik, not all your photos loaded.

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      Comment on The Amish trampoline (August 8th, 2011 at 06:22)

      Thanks Magdalena, should be all set now.

      I keep wanting to write “Magda” when I respond to you b/c that is the very common short form of your name in Poland.

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    Amish Stories
    Comment on Must read : secret government Trampoline being built ! (August 8th, 2011 at 07:09)

    Must read : secret government Trampoline being built !

    I really believe we are looking at the future here folks, and from my understanding because of environmental concerns the united states government is working on a super trampoline half the size of the empire state building in diameter. Projected speed of those astronauts or as i like to call them (Tramps) should be 4 times the speed of light. I’m now working on my own super trampoline that would allow me to promote my own blog 10 times faster without leaving a trace of where angry bloggers can find me. Yours truly Richard from Amish Stories. www.Amishstorys.com

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      Comment on The Amish trampoline (August 8th, 2011 at 09:09)

      Richard isn’t it a wonder what you can do with these things. Like any technology, as long as they’re used for good… :)

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    BethR
    Comment on The Amish trampoline (August 8th, 2011 at 07:32)

    Richard – You always crack me up. Erik – ditto for never having a trampoline. Boo hoo. My mom was a pediatric nurse so no trampolines, no firecrackers, no skateboards, but you better believe we had fun on them at someone else’s house! We just got back from Daviess County, IN, and I took several pictures of Amish homes because they were just so beautiful – not your typical black & white, but colored siding, great designs, and just overall really neat. Definitely couldn’t tell by just looking at them – of course the Amish clothes on the line and the buggies in the barn were giveaways. :)

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      Comment on The Amish trampoline (August 8th, 2011 at 09:08)

      Beth looks like you still turned out alright even without one :) Sounds like a lovely trip to Daviess Co. On Amish homes in that community, I remember they have a pretty hot summer. I actually think of them as “southern Amish” even though it’s Indiana. If you spoke with them you know what I mean.

      When I was selling books there, quite a few families were set up in the basement for the summer. They at least were doing cooking and eating and hanging out down there in the cool. Can’t blame ’em.

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    BethR
    Comment on The Amish trampoline (August 8th, 2011 at 09:48)

    That’s SO funny that you said that about their speech because I said the SAME thing when I was there. I said, “How come we just had to drive straight across IL to get here and yet I feel like I’m in Alabama?” They were very friendly though. We went in a shop that makes buggies and my husband asked the man if there’s anything he won’t put on a buggy because of church rules or anything and the man said, “If they pay me, I put what they want on there,” which I thought was funny. Of course he didn’t just make them for his district.

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    Shawn
    Comment on I see... (August 8th, 2011 at 11:48)

    I see...

    Well, I do see that the Amish seem to becoming more “English.” I am currently in Northeastern Ohio/Northwestern Pa., and have seen alot of things that surprise me, like Amish walking around with cell phones. Actually, I saw some teen agers carrying a cell phone, so I guess they’re on their rumpspringa. Over this past weekend, I attended a Pymatuning festival, and saw young Amish girls with digital cameras and those glow-necklaces around their necks. Sigh!

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    Lois Morgan
    Comment on A Hole in the Ground Tramp (August 8th, 2011 at 11:53)

    A Hole in the Ground Tramp

    When our kids were young, we had a friend use his backhoe to dig a deep hole in our backyard and put our tramp over it. We had the kind where the material stretched out and was held at the corners with huge springs. They always jumped high and with nothing to fall off, we felt it was pretty safe. We also had a tramp for a group home we ran, and we found it to be a great stress reliever for the kids. Never a serious incident, except a few arguments about whose turn it was.

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    Comment on The Amish trampoline (August 8th, 2011 at 15:28)

    Erik,

    In 2009, I traveled to Poland. One of the reasons I went was to visit a friend named Agnieszka. Her best friend was Magda. I soon learned that almost all young ladies in Poland are named Agnieszka, except for the ones named Magda.

    In the Cloth Hall in Krakow, I saw a t-shirt in English that listed the top ten reasons to visit Poland. “Agnieszka” and “Magda” were both on the list.

    James

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      Comment on The Amish trampoline (August 8th, 2011 at 18:56)

      James, that’s about right. “Ania”, “Asia”, and “Ola” were probably on that list too. Certain name are just very popular.

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    Slightly-handled-Order-man
    Comment on The Amish trampoline (August 8th, 2011 at 21:01)

    I know a polish lady named Agata. Maria seems to be common, but there is a faith based reason for that.

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    OldKat
    Comment on The Amish trampoline (August 9th, 2011 at 10:54)

    I use to have a job where I got paid to jump on a trampoline. When I was in high school I worked in a western wear store and for some reason the owner decided to handle trampolines. If things got slow he would let us go out front and jump on the tramp; said it was good advertising.

    He and his wife lived upstairs in an apartment over the store. One night he went out and got drunk, so she wouldn’t him in the apartment. He knew that the window in the front room was unlocked so that drunken fool got on the trampoline and jumped & jumped pushing on the window sash until he got it raised. Then he tried to jump INTO the apartment THROUGH this second story window. Believe it or not, he actually made it into the apartment … at least he did from the waist up. Unfortunately his feet crashed into the gigantic plate glass window of the western wear store and since he was wearing cowboy boots at the time (don’t ask) he broke out the plate glass window. His wife was so mad that the next day when I got to work the trampolines were all gone. That ended my trampoline jumping days.

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