6 responses to The northern Indiana Amish RV industry
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    Jean
    Comment on The northern Indiana Amish RV industry (December 29th, 2008 at 12:59)

    Without reading deeper… this also have an impact. Tornado destroying RV factory just outside of Nappanee last spring. Two of my siblings lives in that area and brother spoke of being happy to have a job even if it got reduced to part-time due to lack of demand!

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    Emma
    Comment on The northern Indiana Amish RV industry (December 29th, 2008 at 17:58)

    It seems to me the Amish of the Indiana community lacked wisdom, here. But maybe it will be a test of their faith in the Amish ways…

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    Mark
    Comment on The northern Indiana Amish RV industry (December 30th, 2008 at 08:49)

    There’s already evidence of a switch among the Amish in that area to the woodworking industry, it seems:

    “But many Amish workers are switching over to the woodworking industry, Zehr said. Also, he said, Amish families are less likely to leave the county because of job losses.”

    http://www.journalgazette.net/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081211/BIZ/812110304

    I’m kind of disappointed to see the Amish taking government assistance. Not that they have to put living up to my standards for them ahead of feeding their families. :)

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    Comment on The northern Indiana Amish RV industry (December 31st, 2008 at 08:55)

    That was an interesting article Mark. This too shall pass, but looks like it will be painful for some folks. Of course ‘hard times’ are relative, and pain is not necessarily a bad thing, if you come out stronger on the other end…that’s my two cents of philosophy for the day I suppose.

    Happy New Year to everyone and a big thanks for reading the blog!!

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    Dave Carrig
    Comment on The northern Indiana Amish RV industry (January 3rd, 2009 at 05:26)

    I’m surprised to see them taking government assistance. I hate to be so krass here – but if they are going to take government assistance than they need to be filling out their draft slips at the post office.

    I’m sorry – but I see a trend of hypocracy in this community by accepting government assistance. One great thing about the Amish is that they are totally self-reliant and are able to flourish autonomously which is one reason they can successfully avoid paying some taxes and signing up for the draft. The minute they have to rely on the government is the minute they loose some of those rights as far as I’m concerned.

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    Tom Kaminski
    Comment on The northern Indiana Amish RV industry (March 10th, 2009 at 14:30)

    I think this econonic repression all are going through might make certain Amish orders rethink their connections to the outside world and us ‘Englishers’. I know if I were a Bishop, I would gather the elders and have a pow-wow or several pow-wows about the future of all Amish and Mennonite groups/orders…

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