13 responses to An Inside Look At Amish Taxi Driving
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    Debbie Kuhn
    Comment on It's the life... (October 27th, 2017 at 10:28)

    It's the life...

    I’m a driver in Lancaster County the Amish keep us hopping and we never have a dull moment, lol.

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      Comment on An Inside Look At Amish Taxi Driving (October 28th, 2017 at 10:59)

      Sounds like you enjoy it Debbie 🙂 I have only ever been a volunteer driver for Amish friends and acquaintances…though I can relate to the article writer’s comment that there are a bazillion little stops to make, but that never bothered me, and I can understand why they’d have a lot of stops to make if you’re not able to just pop out in the car anytime you need something like non-Amish are.

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    Comment on Amish taxi driver near me? (October 27th, 2017 at 12:19)

    Amish taxi driver near me?

    I live in Belleville Illinois. I’m about 30 miles from St. Louis, mo. Is there any way need for a driver near me or how do I find out more? Thanks

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      Comment on An Inside Look At Amish Taxi Driving (October 28th, 2017 at 11:01)

      Mary this list is a bit dated (there’s supposed to be a fresh one next year), but you can see all the Amish locations in Illinois and potentially others that might be near you.

      http://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/57700/JAPAS_Donnermeyer_Luthy_vol1-issue2_pp107-129.pdf?sequence=1

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on If only (October 27th, 2017 at 18:32)

    If only

    If only I lived near enough to an Amish community for it to be worthwhile! I’ve often thought about how interesting it would be to drive the Amish around. Since I’m not likely to move anytime soon, alas, it’ll remain a dream…but I do like to read about the experiences of other Amish Taxi drivers! Thanks for including them, Erik.

    Alice Mary

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      Comment on An Inside Look At Amish Taxi Driving (October 28th, 2017 at 11:03)

      My pleasure Alice Mary, well apart from doing this job full-time, if you ever have the opportunity to offer a ride to run an errand for an Amish person you’ve gotten to know a little, there’s a decent chance it’ll be accepted 🙂

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      Nice Lady
      Comment on Wish it was as nice as described in Ohio. (November 8th, 2017 at 12:39)

      Wish it was as nice as described in Ohio.

      It’s not easy. This article is a few years old, possibly older.
      I think it’s a bit misleading (paywise) sorry, the Amish are thrifty.
      I could say more but choose not to. Good luck.

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    Terry from Wisc
    Comment on A van full pulled up.... (October 27th, 2017 at 21:11)

    A van full pulled up....

    I had stopped in unannounced at Amish friends in the Kingston settlement just to say hi. Shortly after I arrived a 15 passenger van pulled up and when the riders starting filing out, I started counting! It all happened so quickly my mind was spinning! Number 14 got out and that left the driver for #15. I was in the kitchen and the lady of the house stood by the door shaking hands as they came in. They looked at me and I wish I could have snuck out the back door! lol The visitors started grabbing the kitchen chairs as they trotted off to the living room and very shortly they had all found their perspective place to start the visiting process. I chatted with a couple men and said my goodbyes.

    Due to talking to Amish friends and reading the Budget for so many years this visit made perfect sense to me. They, the Amish, get a “load” together, plan the trip and their destinations, call the driver, get picked up and away they go! Depends on the distance as to the pickup time. Often I read 12:00 am as a start time. Well, when you have ?? miles to go with 15 stops to make, it’s a full day! Whew!

    Too bad we traded our Suburban in….it only held 8, so probably too small anyway. Sigh….
    We bought it because we had 4 kids not 14! lol

    Safe in Christ, Terry from Wisc

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    Comment on Taxi Driver for The Amish (October 27th, 2017 at 21:33)

    Taxi Driver for The Amish

    I have been driving for the people in the Amish community in the Belle Center and Rushsylvania areas in Ohio for 4 years now. I really enjoy it and I have made many new friends by doing so. They are wonderful people.

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      Comment on An Inside Look At Amish Taxi Driving (October 28th, 2017 at 11:07)

      Neat to hear that Jennie, we have often had posts and comments here from a member of the Belle Center community, Mark Curtis, and his late father, Don.

      I had a nice impression of the Belle Center community as well.

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    Comment on Taxie driver (October 28th, 2017 at 18:53)

    Taxie driver

    Thank you, Eric! I truly appreciate you writing about the Amish taxie driver information. Great to see your heart is into your readers.

    Shari

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