10 responses to The sporting Amishman, part 2
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    Comment on The sporting Amishman, part 2 (February 26th, 2008 at 06:39)

    In recent years the Old Order Amish bishops in Lancaster ruled out all softball games with only one loophole as far as I can tell – family reunions, which now always seem to be held at ballparks. :)

    My uncle is an Amish minister and after enjoying an afternoon of playing softball at our family reunion last summer I think he felt a bit guilty for indulging. “Well at least if you play ball you don’t have so much unnecessary talking” he said to a few of the onlookers in PA Dutch!

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    Comment on The sporting Amishman, part 2 (February 26th, 2008 at 08:16)

    Is one of the girls not wearing a prayer capp? I looked at more pictures from that photographer and lots of the girls weren’t wearing them. Is it because they aren’t members yet? I still thought they had to, I thought it was shameful for anyone but the women’s husband to see her hair.

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    Cindy
    Comment on The sporting Amishman, part 2 (February 26th, 2008 at 18:54)

    Amish America, very interesting photo! I guess it’s difficult to dampen the human spirit. BTW, can Amish girls marry the non-Amish?

    Ps. I haven’t yet managed to get an answer to my earlier query:

    How much fuel (wood, coal, diesel, propane …) does an Amish family/group/settlement use annually both at home and for business?

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    Comment on Midwestern Amish more permissive of sports? (February 27th, 2008 at 01:17)

    Midwestern Amish more permissive of sports?

    Mike that is interesting to hear. I think the midwestern settlements are generally a bit more liberal when it comes to certain things such as sports

    Lisa it’s possible, I have not looked at all the photos but I suppose that not all the girls in the photos are Amish.

    Hi Cindy, as a rule Amish cannot marry non-Amish, the other party must either be baptized into the Amish church or the Amish person must choose not to be baptized or leave if they are already a member.

    As far as fuel, I really cannot give you the numbers–this is one thing I should have asked in Lancaster but it got lost in the mix–at Daniel’s, they used a coal burning stove in the basement, while Abe uses a wood-burning one…he burns old scrap wood from sawmills in addition to regular logs.

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    Comment on The sporting Amishman, part 2 (February 27th, 2008 at 12:27)

    I just found your blog. This is absolutely fascinating!!

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    Comment on The sporting Amishman, part 2 (February 27th, 2008 at 16:57)

    That was quite interesting! Thank you for that photo. I don’t imagine the amish in the part of Missouri where I live would indulge in any sports. They are very reserved and very much stick to themselves.

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    Dave Carrig
    Comment on The sporting Amishman, part 2 (February 27th, 2008 at 19:43)

    I can’t figure the Amish fascination with volleyball around here. Everywhere you look on Sunday afternoons are Amish kids playing volleyball. It seems to be the sport of choice among the teenagers. Another big thing seems to be trampolines. Every other Amish farm seems to have one in my neck of the woods.

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    Comment on The sporting Amishman, part 2 (February 28th, 2008 at 06:11)

    Thanks a bunch michelle and welcome Jen! Michelle I believe what you say about the Amish in your neck of the woods, I have heard similar.

    Dave the kids love those trampolines, don’t they–they seem to be quite big in all three of the major settlements.

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    Duke
    Comment on The sporting Amishman, part 2 (March 1st, 2008 at 04:15)

    Peace be with the Amish.

    The time has come, the harvest is
    ripe. I am here to bring judgment to the living and the dead.

    The Faithful Witness

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    Duke
    Comment on The sporting Amishman, part 2 (March 1st, 2008 at 04:16)

    Peace be with the Amish.

    The time has come, the harvest is
    ripe. I am here to bring judgment to the living and the dead.

    The Faithful Witness

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