Thursday, July 23, 2009

Weekly chore

One of our drives was on wash day for the Amish in nearby Parke County.
Sometimes I think about what it would be like to live with their beliefs...the restrictions in clothing would sure remove a headache in ways. I think what a chore it is when I want to find new shirts/blouses. I just absolutely hate going shopping for clothes. If I lived their way, it would be pretty much set and I wouldn't have to make choices.
I also wonder what they think of us...running to and fro. But then, they hire English drivers and still use our ways, even though they may not have them right in their home.

And I think about the phone...they don't have a phone ringing interrupting a meal, nor interrupting visiting with someone. Yet, if I were Amish, I would not be talking to my brother at least once or twice a week, or any other family member on a whim. It would be a great deal more trouble to talk to someone that was far away.

I guess if you have never known any thing different, you don't feel like you are missing anything.

9 comments:

Carletta said...

We have a family nearby that runs a bulk food store. They are the sweetest family when we go there.
I remember the wash was out when we stopped by not long ago - strung up high like your shots here. When I got in the store and looked out the back window there was just has much. Big families equal lots of wash.

Deborah Godin said...

Gosh that's a lot of laundry - without benefit of an electric washer, I presume? That would make me heretical real fast!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I guess there are positives and negatives to most lifestyles. I definately do not think ours is necessarily better than there's. In fact, I suspect many of them are just as happy or maybe even happier than most of us. ;-)

Judy said...

That is so true Rose. You can't miss what you don't know. I love the clotheslines. They are all so high in the air. Not like mine where my clothes sometimes touch the ground.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I admire the Amish so much Rose---and sometimes, I wish I were more like them. BUT then, I think of all of the conveniences I enjoy (such as telephones, TV, computer, autos, etc.)... We are spoiled for sure!!!!

BUT--I still think we can learn from the Amish and their lifestyles. They are such a peaceful people.

Hope you have had a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I admire the Amish so much Rose---and sometimes, I wish I were more like them. BUT then, I think of all of the conveniences I enjoy (such as telephones, TV, computer, autos, etc.)... We are spoiled for sure!!!!

BUT--I still think we can learn from the Amish and their lifestyles. They are such a peaceful people.

Hope you have had a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I agree there is much to admire about the Amish. Although I at times get completely frustrated with the demands of computers, telephones and televisions, I'm not sure I could live as the Amish live.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rose: Very neat captures of the clothes on the line. My sister was with the PA Department of Health and worked with the Amish in making sure all their shots were uo to date. She became good friends with many of them.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

cool laundry shots! :-D

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