10 responses to New Order supper and a different sort of haystack
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    Mark Vane
    Comment on New Order supper and a different sort of haystack (June 26th, 2007 at 03:42)

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    emmanuelle
    Comment on New Order supper and a different sort of haystack (June 26th, 2007 at 06:24)

    So interesting again.
    I agree that Amish people in general have a “talent” to share their faith without the “harshness” evangelical can have…
    emmanuelle

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    itazurakko
    Comment on New Order supper and a different sort of haystack (June 26th, 2007 at 10:15)

    Ah, code-switching! I love hearing people do it.

    I myself am bilingual (Japanese and English) and find that when I am with someone else who is bilingual in those same languages, we very often do switch from one to the other without thinking, like that (we know we are doing it, though – when little, not always!). It makes me wonder if they continue to do it amongst themselves when older.

    On vacation recently (in Duluth) I rode a train at the train museum downtown, and there was a group of young women dressed Amish as far as I could tell, and speaking their language, where I could pick out a German word every so often. But, they weren’t using English. Of course, often with my friends, we speak Japanese in the US too, amongst ourselves, if it’s just a private conversation.

    It would be interesting to see those pamphlets.

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    Natalya (talj)
    Comment on New Order supper and a different sort of haystack (June 26th, 2007 at 08:56)

    What an interesting piece, it sounds like you had a fabulous meal and with wonderful company!

    I find here the UK people ‘evangelising’ in the city I live can be just too overpowering. A quiet chat about your beliefs and a discussion about the other persons is healthy…to have a microphone and shout your personal views and opinions to those walking past never endears people to you! That of course is just my opinion!

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    Comment on New Order supper and a different sort of haystack (June 26th, 2007 at 19:46)

    I guess people hate to be sold on things…that might be why the in-your-face types are a turn off. I appreciate the humble approach–it’s much more effective, whatever you might be ‘selling’.

    I (re-)learned how to say ‘it’s really hot’ in PA Dutch from the Lancaster Amish today. I am in PA now and it is really hot!

    Itazurakko I’ve done that a couple times with Polish, I am not 100% fluent in it but if that’s what I speak for a few days non-stop, I do start to think in the language.

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    Roni
    Comment on New Order supper and a different sort of haystack (June 28th, 2007 at 05:25)

    Hot & Humid. That’s how our summer weather can be in PA. Sticky, especially without AC.

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    Natalya (talj)
    Comment on New Order supper and a different sort of haystack (June 28th, 2007 at 14:41)

    I do hope the heat isn’t too bad there! We have had bad flooding here the past week but the sun shone today so the clear up has begun! Thinking of you on your travels :o)

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    Comment on New Order supper and a different sort of haystack (June 29th, 2007 at 19:44)

    Thanks!

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    Comment on New Order supper and a different sort of haystack (July 2nd, 2007 at 19:55)

    That’s a very nice photo of the farm at sunset with the windmill silhouetted.

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    Comment on New Order supper and a different sort of haystack (July 8th, 2007 at 16:39)

    Thanks Genevieve! I guess the great thing about digital cameras is that if you just hit the button enough times something decent eventually pops out. But having a great subject to shoot helps.

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