8 responses to Jim Cates: The Wilder Side of Amish Youth
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    Al in Ky
    Comment on Jim Cates: The Wilder Side of Amish Youth (July 16th, 2015 at 07:10)

    Are the “Topekas” from any specific district, or are they from several districts?

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    Jim Cates
    Comment on Location of the Topekas (July 16th, 2015 at 09:40)

    Location of the Topekas

    Al – The Topekas centered in the Topeka Indiana area, although there were youth who joined them from other areas as well.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Jim Cates: The Wilder Side of Amish Youth (July 16th, 2015 at 10:11)

    My thought was that perhaps the horses were trying to escape from the din…

    Alice Mary

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    Karen Pollard
    Comment on Topeka (July 16th, 2015 at 10:31)

    Topeka

    I love the charm of Topeka, IN. I’ve visited there many times and always had dinner or lunch at Tiffany’s-wonderful food!

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    Slightly-handled-Order-man
    Comment on Jim Cates: The Wilder Side of Amish Youth (July 16th, 2015 at 15:28)

    Thunderstruck is my favorite from the AC/DC Hymnal book.

    Although not Amish, I wanted to thank you for the work you described yourself doing about substance and alcohol abuse in that particular community.
    I’m sure the adults who you helped appreciate the effort from when they where youngies.

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    Jim Cates
    Comment on "The Work" (July 16th, 2015 at 17:12)

    "The Work"

    I like pretty much anything in the AC/DC hymnal, to be honest, but I agree – Thunderstruck has some awesome licks. As to the program – I have talked about that more elsewhere, but my affiliation with the Amish Youth Vision Project (which oversees the alcohol education program) is one of my professional endeavors that I treasure. So much of what is good about it and has been successful came about because of prayerful concern and support from within the Amish community, and in particular because of Amish young adults who work with the program and build bridges with the youngie who come through the doors. Thanks!

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    Comment on Jim Cates: The Wilder Side of Amish Youth (July 16th, 2015 at 19:14)

    Your statement about country music brings back a memory. I heard an Amishman sing this at work (production line in an RV factory) about a month ago “life’s a dance you learn as you go, sometimes you lead, sometimes you wait on electrical…” The Amishman in question had finished his current unit and was waiting for the electrical group to finish up and roll the unit to his position in metal work / exteriors. He obviously knew the original tune and was adding his humorous twist to the lyrics.

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      Amish Girl – Rebecca
      Comment on Jim Cates: The Wilder Side of Amish Youth (July 24th, 2015 at 10:12)

      When I was a young teen at my first job, my boss always had country on. So I have my own twist for some songs, too. Like Alan Jackson’s “If everybody everywhere had a lighter load to bear and a little bit of Peanut Butter Pie” BTW I love peanut butter pie.

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