Any work that discusses bundling in ‘the good old-fashioned way’ has got to be a heady read. And so it goes with Little Known Facts About the Amish and the Mennonites, a tourist booklet first printed in 1938. The seeds of Amish tourism were planted in the early 20th century, with the enterprise really getting a proper start in the 1930’s and 40’s. Amish-themed postcards,…
Following up a recent AA post on Amish families leaving the church, Kevin Williams at the Amish Cook is blogging an article on a down-south Lancaster-transplant Amish clan that ends up ‘going Pentecostal’. Some good points made by Kevin and the commenters…I would only add this: on the article-writer describing the Amish ‘believing the use of modern technology to be a sin’…that really ain’t so….
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Among the Amish, rugmaking is a thriving cottage industry that goes hand-in-hand with quilting and cloth handiwork. Amish craftspeople often create rugs from scraps left over from quilting or making clothes. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles as you can see below. Here’s an example from an Amish quilt shop at New Wilmington, Pennsylvania: These rugs are from the Amish community…
Tuesday thoughts and links, starting with the upcoming Amish Mafia (reality? fiction?) show: “Amish mafiosi” keeping code of silence? The much-discussed “Amish Mafia” premieres tomorrow, but the “sneak peek” is on tonight. Some reporters have been asking Amish experts what they think of the idea of an Amish mafia. Donald Kraybill calls it fiction, and David Weaver-Zercher says he first thought it was a parody sketch…
This Amish market has become fairly well-known, featuring in media coverage over the years. It also became popular in its own right, thanks in part to its weekly Wednesday “Donut Day“. Sadly the news came today that the Unity, Maine Community Market rapidly burned down yesterday. From Bangor Daily News: UNITY, Maine — The Amish Community Market and Bakery in Unity burned down on Thursday,…
I believe these may be the same generators the U.S. army called PE 95`s
They were mounted on trailers and pulled to a site to be used for radio transmittors.
If so, that is sort of ironic isn’t it? An Amish person using Army surplus equipment!
Swords into plowshares!
Well, not really ironic in one sense. The Bible prophesies that “they shall beat their swords into plowshares”! You cant beat taking something used for evil and turning into something productive.
Another irony is that the Amish celebrate , every October 11 th ,the feast of Saint Michael (no work, etc, etc,.) the reason being, as we understand it, is that he is considered “Der Deutsche Michael” , the patron of the Germans. St. Michael is also associated with the Army of the Lord – – he is depicted wearing warrior armour, wielding a sword and doing battle with the devil. Military, law enforcement and fire-fighters consider him as their patron as well.
While I didn’t inspect this one super-close, this would be a diesel engine which likely drives an air compressor for pneumatic power. Noisy and nasty, but gets the “juice” to where it needs to be while staying off the grid. This is outside a small-scale craftsman-type operation.
I have noticed Amish friends use military metaphors to make points though, more often than you might suppose.