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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 05:31 PM

9. I am only a lurker, for years

But I had to log in to reply. Bravo for your post. I agree with you 100%. I've lived among the Amish (old order) for 58 years. My mother was Amish until she was 17, when my grandfather, with grandmothers support, converted to Mennonite. All 14 children at the time, (now 16), of course went as well. The shunning was heartbreaking for my grandmother, but that is another story.

I have many Amish relatives, and I interact almost daily with the Amish.
Let me tell you, they will be the first to say that they are no better than anybody else. They absolutely recognize the problems that are likely not disproportionate to any other group. And yes, it is a problem.

Regarding where someone said about horses being rail thin? Writer has obviously not been around the Amish that I am around. The horses are their pride and joy. They are their transportation. They need to be healthy. My neighbor recently bought a retired racehorse for his buggy horse. 8k investment. You think he mistreats that horse?

They also have an inside/outside dog, which I smile about because that is somewhat unusual.

Rant off/ I just had to log in to add to a discussion that i actually know something about.



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