Are they Amish?

There are several Amish communities in our area, and Clay loves to drive the back roads, which is where the Amish can be seen. We drive one particular stretch quite often, and the girls are full of curiosity about who the Amish are and how they are different from us. The main things they have learned is that they often have clothes hanging out on clotheslines, they speak an old form of German along with English, and they don’t drive cars. That’s the necessary background information for this blog.

A couple of weekends ago, we took Silas to Somerset to meet the great-grandparents and other family members who weren’t able to come to Salem. When we pulled into Grandma and Grandpa’s, they saw clothes hanging out on the line. Catherine commented, “We don’t have a clothesline, we have a washer and dryer.” Then she thought for a moment, and said, “Are they Amish?”

Before we could answer, Abigail piped in with a highly logical if a tad inaccurate answer: “No silly. They speak English, not Greek.”

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