The Amish are some of the friendliest people we know, yet their quiet ways and plain outward appearance gives outsiders the impression that they unapproachable or unsocial. In this section we share stories from the non-Amish, or “English” as the Amish refer to the rest of us.
We attended an Amish auction near Millersburg, Indiana recently. It was a personal property auction, selling off the belongings of an elderly Amish couple; the husband had recently passed away and his widow was moving into a dawdy haus (grandparent’s house) at her son’s farm. It is common for older Amish folks who are down-sizing to [...]