posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 06:19 PM
WE have what I would call a corridor running through central Wisconsin along Hwy 16 and 60 from around Columbus up to Tomah with several Amish
communities. I have always found them to be a very friendly and carrying group of people. I have seen what Grady has implied here when it comes to
forgiving others most if not all I have seen or talked to have the lets turn the cheek attitude and forgiveness is front and foremost in their
I love to watch one of their barn raising's, that is amazing how they all come together in just one day and build a whole barn.
There is just one thing though and that is the misconception that they live a backwards life style. That really is no longer true. Many drive
trucks, work in factory's (for a living)
. They also have have cell phones, pages while the women work in factories with machines. It is only
in the home where you see what some might perceive to be a backward lifestyle, but even then it really is not, because the have refrigerators, stoves,
lamps etc., all which are run by natural or LP gas.
I guess this goes to prove you can live a decent life style without televison, and movies huh?
[edit on 10/9/2006 by shots]