2 responses to History lesson from a Bishop
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    Comment on History lesson from a Bishop (May 23rd, 2007 at 06:21)

    As they always are on your site, a well-done, interesting post. On the few occasions I’ve attended a “public talk” by an Amish person (each case a male), I’ve just been amazed how articulate and witty they can be as speakers. This “surprise” is due simply to the fact that they aren’t typically a public people, the reflexive reaction is to expect shyness. I would have loved to attend this talk!

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    Comment on Amish names in the newspaper (May 23rd, 2007 at 14:56)

    Amish names in the newspaper

    Right on Kevin. When I first met Amish people I did not expect them to be so much ‘like us’. That’s one thing I think gets lost in the mix when the Amish are represented by outsiders. They are regular people after all and this didn’t surprise me a bit.

    The only thing I wonder about is publishing the names–some seem to want to keep complete anonymity while in other articles the real names are published–ie when the toll road crash happened in Northern Indy last month I recognized one or two guys that I knew who commented on it. I guess it’s not such a big deal for some, but I’ll want to ask about that when I am in Ohio in a couple weeks.

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