13 responses to Mose Smucker on being Amish in public
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    Comment on In Plain Sight (May 8th, 2012 at 06:24)

    In Plain Sight

    Although Plain life is about modesty and self-denial, it certainly attracts attention. Although I am Quaker and not Amish, I am Plain dressed and Plain living. People sometimes inflate their expectations of these “holy” people, just as they do with clergy and monastics. Often, their perceptions do not match the reality of our lives! A Plain friend and I were sitting on a bench on Sunday, drinking (Starbucks)coffee, and wondering about the weather. So he took out his Ipad…people stopped and had a good look.

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      Matt from CT
      Comment on Mose Smucker on being Amish in public (May 8th, 2012 at 19:18)

      >People sometimes inflate their expectations of these “holy” people,
      >just as they do with clergy and monastics.

      A favorite quote of mine comes from William Parker who was Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department in the 50s and 60s, when speaking about police brutality and corruption, “We’ll always have cases like this because we have one big problem in selecting police officers — we have to recruit from the human race.”

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      Comment on is Saucerman a Amish name? (July 11th, 2014 at 18:28)

      is Saucerman a Amish name?

      My grandmother was from Lancaster PA. Ive been told we are Pennsylvania Dutch, my grandmother was born in 1896 her maiden name was Lee she married William Leo Sauserman also from Lancaster PA. I’m really curious to no if either Saucerman or Lee are Amish names.
      When u own you’re business u have to b public especially if u want it to b successful.

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    Comment on With a name like Smucker's, (May 8th, 2012 at 06:56)

    With a name like Smucker's,

    you KNOW it’s gotta be good!

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on I'd love to visit! (May 8th, 2012 at 08:13)

    I'd love to visit!

    OK, one more addition to my list of Amish places to visit (if only in my dreams)! It sounds like a wonderful tribute to one man & his progeny…although my saying that sounds prideful, doesn’t it? Still, preserving history is right up my alley, and I wish all his descendants well, wherever they are.

    Alice Mary

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      Comment on Mose Smucker on being Amish in public (May 8th, 2012 at 17:19)

      Stoltzfus House is definitely an interesting visit. I haven’t seen the new barn but it sounds like they are doing a nice job. When I first visited I was surprised that it was basically right off the highway in Reading (this isn’t an Amish area anymore and hasn’t been for many many years) though the area itself is quite pleasant.

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    Lee Ann
    Comment on Mose Smucker on being Amish in public (May 8th, 2012 at 11:12)

    I had forgotten about Mose’s place when I was back in PA. Wish I had gone and had one of his sandwiches.

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on Mose Smucker on being Amish in public (May 8th, 2012 at 12:12)

    Thanks for the link back to the Stolzfus house. Loved the article & more especially the pictures of the house.
    I can’t even begin to explain how much I look forward to Erik’s blogs and the comments from the Amish America community each day.

    I wish everyone a blessed day.

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    Janice
    Comment on Mose Smucker (May 8th, 2012 at 18:49)

    Mose Smucker

    I too am a Quaker, although not Plain-dressed. I grew up in the Philadelphia area and have lived with my husband and children outside Reading, just a couple of miles from the Tulpehocken park mentioned. We are now several hours away from that area and I miss the feeling of historical connection with the Amish/Mennonite peace churches.
    Erik, I start my day with Amish America and also Katie Troyer. Thank you.

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    Comment on Mose Smucker on being Amish in public (January 6th, 2013 at 14:47)

    I think it is great that someone from the Amish community will talk about your way of life. I find it very interesting, and find it a shame that technology itself has broken our homes completely!! I think the way you live is very neat, and obviously you keep your families together because of the rules you live by and your strong faith!!!

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    Comment on all men are great unless proven otherwise (July 11th, 2014 at 18:39)

    all men are great unless proven otherwise

    What you are doing is great

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