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An Amish Did You Know?


  07:50:23 pm, by Reynold Kremer   , 237 words  
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An Amish Did You Know?

Did you know that the Amish trace their roots directly back to Martin Luther and the Reformation?

Did you know that Old Order Mennonites (who dress like the Amish) can drive cars but Old Order Amish cannot?

Did you know that William Penn was directly responsible for the Amish coming over to Pennsylvania, and that's why there are so many in Lancaster County?

Did you know that about the only instrument Amish kids are allowed to play is the harmonica?

Did you know that Amish only hold worship services every other week?

Did you know that Amish rules even dictate the size of the man's hat brim?

Did you know that the Amish do not recognize divorce?

Did you know that Amish women are often buried in the same dress they wore to their wedding?

NOW, do you know why the Amish can have a phone at the end of their driveway but not in their homes?  Do you know why the Amish can ride in cars but not own one or drive one?  Do you know why the Amish can use generated electricity but not public electricity?

You can find a wealth of information in Reynold Kremer's book, DRIVING THE BACK ROADS: The Amish . . .in the world but not of it.  This fascinating book will take you down the back roads and give a you a detailed account of the history, heritage and religion of the Amish people.  You can purchase a copy at

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