The Amish State Guide is nearly complete, with only Canada awaiting an entry (yes, I know, despite the jokes our stalwart northern neighbors are subjected to, Canada is not the 51st state). So the last technically “state” entry we’ll feature here is that of Delaware. Composing an entry for Delaware is fairly simple since there is only one Amish settlement in the state (and as far as I know, there only ever has been but one).
If you read the post I did on this settlement back in March, you might remember that the Amish outside state capital Dover have been moving away due to developmental pressure. In turn Amish from this community have been fueling the growth of settlements in other states as they move to less-crowded destinations. Despite this, there is still a sizeable group of over 1,000 Amish at Dover. Read more on this community here: Delaware Amish, and for Amish woodworkers in the Dover area: Amish furniture in Delaware.
P.S. This is the first ever post I’ve created using the browser function on my Kindle. It’s kind of clunky-for instance, it won’t let me insert a photo as I typically do-but I guess better than nothing when you’re in a pinch (which I guess I am-am traveling to the good ole USA so no computer access for a day or two here). The Kindle has been my one «high-tech» allowance of the past few years. I wonder how many Amish Kindle owners there are out there?
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Erik, glad you are on your way back home. 🙂 Safe travels to you!! I did not know you could do much of anything with Kindles except read books. Well at least you can make some posts with it, that is good.
Sure is versitil
I have two and my wife has one. All sorts of little goodies. It will even read to you. No need for an audion book (it is sort of monotone though). E-mail too. Heading to the OBX next week so I will be taking one with me. I wonder the same thing. It would be interesting to find that out if any Amish have them.
Thanks for the information Robert. I might check in to getting one. Sounds like they can be pretty handy when away from the computer.
Look into Nook
I’ve heard good things about the Nook, too!
you can put recipes on the kindle and take it in the kitchen to cook! You can do so much with the kindle.
Welcome back home Erik. And id like to look into those myself, i admit i know really nothing about them other than you can read book on them. So it sounds like it does have some internet access, if so do you pay for it and is it something like 3g speed on a cell phone. And can you view web pages. Richard from www.Amishstorys.com
Cheers to the Amish State Guide and it’s completion, however, I have a feeling, inkling and hope that these 28 States of Amish America will never be complete because there is always so much more to be known and written about, even if the “thumb nail sketch” is completed. Excellent work, Erik!
I know this article was posted a long time ago, but I thought you should know there’s an Amish shop in Laurel, Delaware in Sussex county. At lest I’m pretty sure it’s Amish. The young girls are definitely dressed Amish. I think it’s called Dutch Country something-or-other. It’s right off 13 by Johnny Janosik furniture store and the Laurel flea market (not Bargain Bill’s). They sell some dry goods but they are mostly known for their hot food. They make up what they plan to serve for the day and keep it under heat lamps and when it’s gone, it’s gone. They also sell deli meats and cheese and very delicious (but expensive) beef jerky.