Tag Archives: Amish

Our old friends Sam and Mattie

The world is seldom presented with an inside perspective on the lives of the most conservative group of Amish, commonly referred to as the Swartzentruber Amish.  One of the reasons for that is that they seldom allow English (their term … Continue reading

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Amish taking care of Amish

As many of you know, we live in the heart of the world’s largest Amish-Mennonite community.  We don’t have to travel to visit one of the most beautiful places in the world.  We live in it. Over the years I … Continue reading

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Amish Economics 101

I’ve been associated with the Amish community going on 40 years.  My initial reaction was infatuation!  It’s a little know fact that at one time I purchased patterns, denim, thread, thimble, and needle, and worked at making myself a pair … Continue reading

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MENNONITE WOMEN – WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT THEM?

Have you noticed how women in general, but Mennonite women in particular, have a moderating influence on their men? During the coffee hour before church yesterday morning, I ended up at a table with all men.  There were seven of … Continue reading

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DON’T MESS WITH THE MENNOS

My wife, LeAnna Gerber, is what I refer to as an ancestral Mennonite.  She can trace her lineage back multiple generations to Switzerland.  The home she was raised in has been authenticated as a Pioneer Home, built around 1848.  Our … Continue reading

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