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Corrupting the Amish Since 1992


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When I lived in Maryland and answered the “Where are you from?” question with “Pennsylvania” the next question was “Are you Amish?” and then “Did you live on a farm?”. The quick answer to both is this
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However some Mennonite kids did attend our high school. NOTE: They were just teenagers, like anyone else. What was really cool though was when I was in grade school one of our teachers arranged a field trip to an Amish school that wasn’t too far away after we had studied their culture. Since my mother thought that I was responsible she lent me her 110 camera. Yes, I’ve been taking way too many photos for years.

A classmate and I were teamed up with this nice Amish girl named Helen who asked if she could take a picture. When I said yes she ran off and finished the roll. At the time I was a little peeved. Now I think that this is pretty neat. I mean not knowing then that they didn’t allow their photo to be taken it’s probably rare to have a bunch of photos taken by an Amish girl of her everyday life.

I don’t much from the trip but I do remember that they served the best ice cream that I had ever eaten.

Note: I do not recall exactly which faith these particular people followed and I don’t remember the name of the school either.

Amish Paradise by Weird Al Yankovic (1996)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdw3stAjowc
You didn’t think that you were getting out of here without something Witness related did you?

Check It Out
Amish on Wikipedia
Mennonite Information Center
The Amish in the Media at AmishNews.com
The Amish Village Tour in Lancaster County, PA ($8.25 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, children 4 and under are free)
Plaza Flea Market – If you are in the Baltimore, MD area check out the Amish Farmers Market section where they sell some really tasty fresh food including the best pretzels and ice cream.

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