Growing up in the 70s (gee! that sounds soooo long ago!), television was limited to a handful of channels and there weren’t that many programs for children. The Internet hadn’t been invented yet and cell phones were decades away from infiltrating our lives. So what did children do in their spare time? Play and read.
Here are a few random questions that I’ve asked my Amish friends over the years. This doesn’t mean that these answers hold true in every Amish community, in every state, or in every district. I can only tell you what my friends in Lancaster County told me: 1. Do you shop at Wal-Mart? Of course. 2.
Recently I visited Lancaster County in early November, where it happened to be a sunny week before the snowstorms began. One of the highlights of my husband’s and my visit was to have supper with an Amish friend and her family, who were busy with the last of the jobs that had to be done