10 responses to The Amish: Contest Winners and Author Q-and-A Part 2
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    Comment on Thank you! (May 30th, 2013 at 07:10)

    Thank you!

    I’m so excited to read this book! Thank you so much!

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    Comment on Congratulations (May 30th, 2013 at 07:41)


    Congratulations to the winners. This is a very good book written by 3 great writers. I pre-ordered it from Amazon and could not wait until it arrived. The winners will really enjoy this book and if you did not win it is worth purchasing.
    Be sure to look at the photo credits as Eric has at least 1 picture in the book that I have found so far.

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    Debbie H
    Comment on The Amish: Contest Winners and Author Q-and-A Part 2 (May 30th, 2013 at 08:25)

    Congrats to the winners. Thanks Eric for the Q&A

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Congratulations!! (May 30th, 2013 at 09:22)


    Congratulations to the winners!!! Thanks to the question and answers and was quite informing.

    Blessings, Alice

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    Terry Berger
    Comment on Regarding the Soft Patriarchy (May 31st, 2013 at 07:24)

    Regarding the Soft Patriarchy

    Just to underscore the importance of women in plain society there is a saying that I grew up with and again I’m not sure if this carries to other communities as well. I often heard, “The man may wear the pants but it is his wife who makes them.” In my own home it wasn’t anything for my mom to be up on the roof helping shingle or to see dad in the kitchen helping mom during canning season. Work was much more of a shared responsibility. At least in the Brethren tradition I grew up in gender related work was much less ‘traditional’.


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    Comment on WINNERS (May 31st, 2013 at 18:17)


    Congrats to the lucky winners, I believe you all will enjoy this book. I don’t have it yet, hoping that I will soon. So glad that you all won 🙂

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    Comment on the little things and ordnugs (June 2nd, 2013 at 06:48)

    the little things and ordnugs

    Hi, congrats to those who won the book.

    I have a practical question about the Amish, a mundaine thing;
    Do certain community ordnugs forbid things like sunscreens or
    is that a given that people ought to use it to protect their skin?

    I ask because I’ve been wearing my Amish style straw hat the last
    couple of days along with clothing that covers me from foot to neck
    (long sleeves ect) for a historical event I help out at, and still
    I get burned/tanned, and I thought to myself “I wonder what they, the Amish, do”


    • Shom I haven’t thought about this before, but I don’t think sunscreen would be objectionable for most if not all Amish. However whether Amish use sunscreen is a different question. If I had to guess, probably not much if at all in the traditional groups especially (hats and long clothing pretty much eliminate the need).

      Might be a different story with Amish in Pinecraft though.

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      Comment on The Amish: Contest Winners and Author Q-and-A Part 2 (June 3rd, 2013 at 07:45)

      A few weeks ago I spent the day shopping with my Amish friend in Green Lake County, WI. She needed to purchase Aloe Vera because she was burnt from playing volleyball the day before. She mentioned she forgot to apply the sunscreen so I assumed they do use it in that area. I noticed she also bought perfumed body spray. I was quite surprised with the perfumed body spray.

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