2 responses to Three Lancaster observations
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    Dave Carrig
    Comment on Three Lancaster observations (July 12th, 2007 at 16:46)

    Heya AA –

    Do you know if the OO Menonites also speak the PA Dutch form of German – as do the Amish? Being over in Chester County I have no dealings with those folks. The men seem to wear a different type of hat and dress more modernly – from what I’ve seen. The women also wear a more colorful arrangement of cloathing – though still plain.

    I’ve also heard rumor that the OO Mennonites are quite accepting of converts into their folds. Do you know if there is any truth to that?

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    Comment on Converts to Old Order Mennonites; PA Dutch (July 15th, 2007 at 12:09)

    Converts to Old Order Mennonites; PA Dutch

    hey Dave,

    I believe they do–I’ve tried out the limited PA Dutch I know from the Amish on a few Mennonite families and they seemed to understand no problem. On the link I gave on the post it has some Mennonite speakers as well as Amish demonstrating PA dutch.

    I’ve been around a lot of OOMs this week and the clothing reminds me alot of what I’d picture a 1950’s farmer would wear.

    As to converts I do not know how accepting, it would probably depend to some degree on the level of conservatism as there are some Mennonites–the more modern ones– that happen to be quite evangelical and outward-looking as regards the world and converts, which would contrast alot with the Amish. So that doesn’t answer you to well but if I find out I’ll let you know. Thanks a ton for reading, I appreciate it!!


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