Comment on Amish in Missouri by Paula.
I used to live in Mansfield MO many years ago. Mansfield is located about 10-15 minutes East of Seymour on Hwy 60. About 16 years ago I sold tupperware and my upline and I would go to meetings in Springfield MO. On the way back one day, my upline needed to stop and drop off a tupperware order to an Amish woman there in Seymour. I knew how private they were, so I didn’t expect to be invited into her home. Imagine my surprise when she did extend an invitation to join them inside that afternoon. I was extremely thrilled but I made sure to keep my composure and excitement to myself until after the visit and we were back onto Hwy 60! I will never forget that experience. A kind gesture of hospitality meant so much to me. I remember being so excited to tell everyone at home that I was invited into an Amish home! That was the first and last time I was able to see inside one of their homes and I’ll never forget it.
Oh, and I forgot to mention this, but for any of you who are traveling through that area in Missouri, Hwy 60 Webster County (Seymour, MO) and Wright County (Mansfield, MO), don’t forget that in Mansfield MO, just a few minutes from Seymour, the “Laura Ingalls Wilder Home”, where Laura wrote her books (Little House on the Prairie, ect…), is located there in Mansfield. The Wilder Home is a very beautiful and peaceful place to visit/tour for a small fee. I have friends who work there if anyone needs some information let me know on here.
Thanks for all of the wonderful information everyones posted about the Amish communities in MO. Although I didn’t have much info. I hope you enjoyed my story. I guess one bit of new information I gave you is the knowledge that some of the Amish Women use Tupperware! I cross my heart, this is a true story. Btw, I’ve also seen the hitching posts for their horses, at McDonalds, that some of you have mentioned, and at the bank. I feel blessed that I grew up near the Amish. When I visit home and see them in their buggies I can’t help but to be reminded of my own spiritual journey with God my Lord and Saviour. I dig a little deeper within to see what I can do to better my life and make a difference in others. Anyone else do that too?