3 responses to Moving day
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    Comment on Moving day (February 14th, 2009 at 15:22)

    Congrats to Elam and Mary. Sounds like they have a good friend in you.

    Please tell them OldKat send shis regards!

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    Comment on Moving day (February 14th, 2009 at 22:33)

    Are there any Amish bachelor farmers (to correspond to the Norwegian bachelor farmers of Garrison Keilor) or other never-married older Amish men? And if so, do they continue to shave into old age?

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    Comment on Amish bachelors (February 17th, 2009 at 05:32)

    Amish bachelors

    There are sometimes older never-married Amish men, though it’s not too common as you’d imagine. And I don’t expect many would farm, lacking the ‘manpower’ that comes with having a large family. I recall meeting bachelors with home businesses but never a farm. Offhand I can say that in some settlements there is an age when bachelor men grow beards. In Allen County, IN, this was at 40. If I’m not mistaken I believe it is about the same in Lancaster. Again this varies and even the time a married man begins a beard can vary between settlements/affiliations.

    And thanks OldKat! They are good people.

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