6 responses to Dover, Delaware Amish

  • OldKat
    Comment on Dover, Delaware Amish (October 5th, 2009 at 18:31)

    That is an interesting looking rig alright. I wonder if there is anyone that knows the reason they use such a unique shape? Just guessing here, but I suspect it has something to do with being more weather tight. Again, that is just a guess.

    The wife of an Amish guy I know in South Texas is from Delaware. One day he and I were working my horses and talking about family. He mentioned that his wife grew up in Delaware. Then he said; “You know, all of the Amish in Delaware can only live in three counties!” Well I guess my sense of fairness was offended, so I said; “That’s not right! How can they do that?” He smiled and said “Well, there are ONLY three counties in Delaware. That is a little Amish joke we like to tell!”

    Dover, Delaware Amish

  • Comment on Dover, Delaware Amish (October 6th, 2009 at 08:17)

    I would think there would be more room with a rounded buggy like that compared to the others.

    I can see where someone might think it’s a hearse of some sort…lol…

  • Lydia Barbely
    Comment on Dover, Delaware Amish (October 8th, 2009 at 20:29)

    You have a lot of information about the Amish. I have an article about them on my new web site: www.icrosscountrytravel.com. I am asking if you could link this site to mine. I am looking for more traffic to mine and it would help both of us to link together. Again, I find your website very interesting and amazing. Thank you.

    • Karen
      Comment on Dover, Delaware Amish (February 8th, 2012 at 10:00)

      can't find you

      I have made several attempts to access your website and I continue to get error message that it doesn’t exist! I live near Dover and love visiting the Amish shops. I would enjoy finding more, not sure where they all are. If anyone has a favorite, please post it here for my next trip. Thanks..

  • Comment on Dover, Delaware Amish (October 10th, 2009 at 15:07)

    Oldkat, good question, you know I don’t know, Steve S. talks about this style in Plain Buggies (God bless him, by the way, for the effort he has put into creating his always helpful and informative books) but I don’t recall that he goes into much detail why. I’ll ask him for any insights next time we’re in touch. You know, I’ll never get tired of the ‘Amish’ sense of humor–even when I’m getting ribbed with Polish jokes!

    And Dawn, good point, maybe that is extra legroom, kind of like the airlines these days. Lydia thanks for your note and I will check out your site.

    Dover, Delaware Amish

  • Comment on Dover, Delaware Amish (October 15th, 2009 at 09:47)

    Growing up we always used this style of buggy and they are definitely roomier than the box type we had to ride in whenever we visited our cousins in Lancaster.

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