AmishHandout - 25% have ten or more children • The day...

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No Amish Bride carries flowers or wears white at her wedding- they wear navy blue The Amish do not draw social security, join the Army, or allow any form of assistance from the government When he proposes, a man gives the woman a well made clock or suitable china instead of a diamond ring The largest Amish settlements are in LaGrange County, Indiana; Holmes County, Ohio; and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Some Amish communities, and or districts reject education beyond the eighth grade, particularly subjects that have little practical use for farm-life Typically an Amish man will grow a beard after he gets married or after he is baptized in some communities The home of an Amish family averages seven children and almost
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Unformatted text preview: 25% have ten or more children • The day begins around 4:30 a.m. in an Amish household, with everyone turning in for the night around 8:30 p.m. • It’s considered disrespectful to take posed photographs of the Amish. Based on a biblical reference, they do not take pictures or pose for pictures • Amish women never cut their hair • Amish boys and girls begin their search for a spouse when they turn 16 • Holidays the Amish observe include Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Good Friday, Ascension Day, Pentecost, and Whit Monday • One must elect to become an Amish, even if they are born into this culture...
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course ENGLISH ENG 111 taught by Professor Dultworth during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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