Marlene Lehman on Amish Tourists and Plain & Simple (Video)

Last month we heard from Marlene Lehman, who belongs to an Amish church in Shipshewana, Indiana. In that post, she shared what her typical day looks like in a video excerpt from our longer conversation.

Amish couple in northern Indiana. Photo: Don Burke

Here in Part 2 with Marlene, we start by discussing the importance of the Amish tourist industry in her area. Then she shares a fun anecdote about tourists (Marlene used to work as a waitress).

The Shipshewana Flea Market. Photo: Shipshewana Trading Place

Then we discuss Plain & Simple, the magazine she runs with Melissa Hunter (how it started and what it’s about). Along the way we discuss Amish reading, how Amish get the news, the Shipshewana Flea Market, repurposing, and more. I hope you enjoy (Runtime: 11:17).

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    2 Comments

    1. What kinds of questions do they ask you?

      Erik, my favorite response to your question, “What kinds of questions do tourists ask you?” was when Marlene’s eyes looked up, she smiled, and laughed. Now, how about all those questions?

      1. Erik Wesner

        Well, she gave us one 🙂