What do Amish people do for fun?
Though they’re known to put in long hours, Amish life is not all work. Today’s question for Pennsylvania Amishman John Stoltzfus: What kind of things do Amish do for fun? John’s answer follows. Do you enjoy any of these pastimes? This is a very interesting question, however first I needed to look up the description […]
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Name that Amish community (quiz #3)
Al in KY recently reminded me of the photo quiz posts we did last year (wait, I guess I mean 2011, not quite last year anymore). He is right, it’s a nice time to do another. Below you’ll find three photos from three different Amish communities. Your clues: 1) Each is from a different geographical region […]
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Vote for your favorite Amish boater caption
Below you’ll find the five finalists for the Amish boat caption contest from last week. Thanks to everyone who offered their ideas. The top two vote-getters will receive a copy of the 2012 Amish Woodworkers of America guide. I’ll announce the winners in the comments section here on Wednesday. [poll id=”9″]
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Caption this: Warmer times
Andy sends in the photo below, taken in warmer times in the vicinity of Jamestown, New York. I’ve got 2 copies of the 2012 Amish Woodworkers of America guide for the 2 best captions. This latest edition of the guide includes a short piece I wrote on Amish furniture businesses.
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An Amish Rodeo
I’m calling it “Amish” in the title, though that’s not totally accurate. More of the participants were probably non-Amish, though there were quite a few Amish riders as well, and a heavily Amish crowd. Riders perform each Monday in the spring and summer, but as I understood it the August 27 event at Hill Brook […]
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Outfield captions: Vote for a winner
We received a lot of good entries in the latest caption contest. I’ve picked 5 finalists, and you get to vote for the winner. I’ll post the results here in the comments section Thursday morning. [poll id=”8″]
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Caption this: In the outfield
Taken during an Amish kids’ ballgame in Holmes County. Looks a little lonely out there. I’ll send a free back issue of the Connection Amish magazine to whoever submits the best caption.
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I’ve just gotten back from Lancaster County after what felt like 2 days in the car driving home yesterday (trucks can be bumpy on highways). I’m going to catch up on comments now and will be sharing more as I settle back into English America for a couple days here before the next trip begins. […]
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Buggies in Manhattan
My PA trip is still going strong. Departing from the Amish schedule for a bit, I took a day trip to New York City yesterday. And of course this sign caught my eye, amid all the skyscrapers and bustle, just south of Central Park: The only Amish I saw were on the Amtrak ride home […]
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Amish Humor and/or Wisdom
Remember Funny Business? Today Tom has some more signs from a variety of New York Amish shops, showcasing the Amish funny bone as well as some wise sayings from smart and important people. Which do you find wisest or wittiest?
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