Thursday, July 23, 2009

Another barn

At first I was just taking pictures of the barn....
then on closer inspection, I saw this. It is another Amish farm in Parke County.

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.