7 responses to The Amish Miracle Heater
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    Bill
    Comment on The Amish Miracle Heater (November 24th, 2009 at 15:27)

    I’ve been in a number of small Amish shops where I’ve seen kerosene heaters being used, none enclosed by an “Amish” wooden mantle though. I recently purchased a new television and had an Amish cabinet maker build a stand for it. So I guess I am now the proud owner of an “Amish” entertainment center. :)
    I undertand your dismay with the marketing ploy of the “Amish heater”.

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    Comment on The Amish Miracle Heater (November 26th, 2009 at 07:16)

    And if I’m not mistaken, don’t those run on electricity? People are clueless, you know that. Have a GREAT Thanksgiving, Erik, to you and your family ~

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    Comment on The Amish Miracle Heater (November 26th, 2009 at 07:18)

    P.S. – I have a new e-mail address so I subscribed with that one, but I don’t know how to take my current one off. Thanks ~

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    Comment on English selling Amish products (November 27th, 2009 at 10:24)

    English selling Amish products

    Bill, no doubt that is a solid piece of work! I don’t have a particular issue with Amish products being sold under the Amish label by 2nd parties, as Amish themselves typically take an ‘it’s out of our hands’ approach–though if I go out on a limb to speculate I imagine that it might cause some pangs of guilt for some. There is a wide range of thought on using the name itself. Frankly, if I end up in the market for a TV stand, I’ll probably give one of my Amish buddies a call. At the least, it would be another excuse to visit. But having spent many hours in Amish shops and showrooms, I am pretty sure I could find something that would suit just fine.

    Beth, so kind of you! I am actually in PL right now, and had a meager thanksgiving with friends–my Polish grandmother does not celebrate Thanksgiving, for some reason (though now I’m thinking maybe I should motivate her to learn how to baste turkey for next year!) Will be back in the states in a couple of months, among other things am currently working here on a Polish-language book on the Amish. By the way, I will check and see if I can take your other email off the list.

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    Abigail
    Comment on The Amish Miracle Heater (November 29th, 2009 at 15:20)

    Hi. I know this Comment is very out of place, but only recently did I come across this website, so…(very, very hypothetically: I am a senior girl in high school, and I want to become Amish. Since there are no Amish communities near me, I don’t know anyone of the faith who could help me. Is there anyone you know who might be able to help me?)

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    Comment on The Amish Miracle Heater (December 1st, 2009 at 20:04)

    Hi, Eric. I don’t think you’ve commented on P.L. Gaus’s Ohio Amish mystery series yet. I just now read Joe Queenan’s article about them at The Weekly Standard.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Protected/Articles/000/000/017/265aoocf.asp

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    Comment on The Amish Miracle Heater (December 9th, 2009 at 15:06)

    Hi Abigail, that’s a pretty big step, though you say it is only hypothetical. There is some discussion here that may be useful: http://www.amishamerica.com/2007/03/so_you_want_to_.html

    Spokesrider, thanks for the heads-up! May need to do a post.

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