Tuesday, March 13, 2012

News That Just Makes You Laugh

Drunk Amish youths crash buggy
"Four Amish youths were charged with underage drinking after their horse-drawn buggy collided with a police cruiser in upstate New York, authorities said Monday.

Police were dispatched to the town of Sherman on Sunday night in response to complaints about Amish youths drinking and drag racing their horse and carriages on the road..."

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Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

He he. I can see them revving up the engines before letting go...

March 14, 2012 7:58 am  
Blogger Louise said...

Dave, for some reason, (maybe it's too early) I lost your comment about the Amish "sewing your oats" phase in life.

Up here in my part of the world, we have the Hutterites, who are a related sect to the Amish. They have the same tradition with respect to their young folks.

The difference between them and the Amish is they do take advantage of modern conveniences,so no horse and buggies, but modern vehicles and all manner of labour saving devices. There was a time when things like television or radio, anything that might be considered entertainment, was a no-no, but I think many of them have relaxed that rule a bit now.

They live in communes of a sort and wear old fashioned clothing and are very, very industrious.

One might even be a little envious of their lifestyle, because there is always lots of help. The women have big kitchens and they help each other with loads of baking, canning, preserving and what not. The men, too, have a ready made work crew for building a new barn or whatever.

Women are brought into the hospitals to give birth and are whisked out again as soon and the baby is born.

And they still speak a German dialect.

March 15, 2012 4:38 am  
Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

Hutterites, like the Amish, are Anabaptists, a strain of German Reformation Protestants. Kissing Cousins, if they'll pardon the phrase. :-)

The Canadian Hutterites are very similar to the Amish, except the Hutterites add "eh?" to the end of their sentences. :-)

March 15, 2012 10:53 am  
Blogger Louise said...

I wonder if there's a German equivalent to "eh!"

March 15, 2012 12:52 pm  

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