Dutch Ain't Much
Oct 7 -
Are you Amish? Probably not, since you're reading this online. Do you know someone who is Amish?
Because I'm confused as a bee in a crayon factory about the rules
you crazy hat-wearing, carriage-driving, beard-growing, organic-farming folks have to follow. What's
the deal? I've got some questions that need to be answered and I'm hoping someone can help us out.
Oh, and I'm sorry about the drawing on the right. For some reason, those crazy Amish don't show
up on film...
Amish Questions that need Amish Answers:
Do they get mail? If so, is it dropped off by a normal postal carrier or by another
member of the Amish community? Pony Express?
Do they pay taxes? If so, does that mean they recognize the current government?
If they recognize the government, how many laws of the state do they follow?
Do their horses and carriages stop at traffic lights? Does this mean they recognize the
electrical lights? Or do they only obey standard posted signs?
Do they get the newspaper delivered? Would this be their main source of information? Do they skip the Circuit
Section in the Times?
What if someone modifies the recipe for apple pie? Is that considered an advancement?
What do their children learn in history class? Does their history start where they stopped? Do the last 300 years
just kind of blur together?
What music do the teenagers listen to? Is new music considered "progress"?
If someone's caught humming N'Sync, are they punished?
What percentage go out into the real world? Are they considered spies, or outcasts, or somehow tainted by technology?
Are they patriotic? If so, in what way?
Do they know who David Letterman is?
Oh, if you're wondering about the photos below, we met a lovely lady named Rosemary Brown outside the Ball Park
Restaurant and we followed her to the apple orchard. She loves Canadians and she loves apples.
Rosemary tried to convince us that we could eat two bushels of apples on the road. It took some convincing that two
bushels wouldn't fit in the back of the Jeep.
Black Moshannon State Park
Site 10. We broke the chill barrier on our sleeping bags. In other words, we froze our asses off.
|Bkfast: ||Ball Park Restaurant|
|K's Order:||3 Blueberry Hotcakes|
|A's Order:||Western Omelette|
|Shared:||Dry Lucky Charms|