New Wilmington Amish auction
Photo man and in-the-field auction expert Rick Harrison shares his latest batch of pictures from the New Wilmington Amish auction, which took place June 6th. This was the 20th annual benefit auction and turnout was sizable. Rick estimated over 125 buggies on the lot. Auctions are popular among Amish. Lancaster County holds a medical benefit auction each year to support the work of Holmes Morton…
When a son joins the Amish: Hard times
Last summer we first heard from Anne, whose son Ed a few years ago joined an Amish community in Minnesota. Anne shared her experience as an English mother to an Amish son in posts on language challenges at Ed’s wedding, friends’ reactions, and expectations regarding photos. Becoming Amish is not easy to do, which is probably as it’s meant to be. One reason is the change in…
The Amish and Halloween
Do Amish celebrate Halloween? While Amish do grow a lot of the pumpkins that become the Jack-o-Lanterns adorning homes across the nation today, the Amish themselves do not have a tradition of carving or displaying their own. The most you might see are some uncarved pumpkins and gourds festively arranged at some homes (though I suppose that could just as easily fall under the category…
Amish Delegation Visits White House
Amish from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana visited the President and Vice President in the Oval Office Friday, as reported in the Washington Times. This was apparently the first time Amish people have visited the White House in this capacity (with one possible exception, see below). The Amish as a whole are not overtly political, so this type of event gets attention. While relatively few Amish visit…
The Amish Scooter
The horse and buggy is the obvious transportation icon of the Amish but the scooter must be the runner up. Though not all Amish use them they are the classic horseless vehicle among the Amish in Lancaster County (where bikes are not really seen) and a number of other communities. Scooters were big a few years back when a scootering craze seemed to hit English…
Listen to Levi: Amish Children and Obedience
photo: Randall Persing Amish photography Amish Society was the first book I ever read on the Amish and I am continually re-reading bits and pieces. I thought I’d share a few with you, like this bit on the kiddos: ‘The relationship between authority and responsibility is learned very early. Although the younger children must obey the older ones, the older children may not make arbitrary…
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