Amish and their life StyleHey everyone I am so sorry I haven't been posting. Life gets in the way and sometimes you just can't do the things you want to. Anyway I have lots of post coming in and I can't wait to share them all. For this post I am extra excited because I am sharing something I have been interested in for awhile.
Amish are simple people who live very different than we do. They are a community that is run by a bishop. A bishop is basically like a mayor but much stricter. They speak Pennsylvania dutch, they wear simple clothes, they live for Christ, they don't use electricity, horse and buggy is how they get around, and they bath once a week. I am going to put pictures up and explain them so you can better understand how they live.
Amish women work inside. They cook, clean, care for children, and sew. They grow gardens and use the food for their meals. Women wear bonnets to cover their heads and there hair. They put their hair in a bun and cover it with a bonnet. Women are not permitted to cut or show all of their hair. Their dresses are long and plain and they wear an apron around their waste and black boots.
When an Amish couple gets old they are needed to be cared for. They pick one of their children to live in their house. The child's family moves into the house and they add on a small living area for their parents. The space added on to the house is called the dawdi haus.
For the teens in the Amish community when they turn 16 their Rumschpringe happens. A Rumschpringe is a running around time for teens. Not all Amish communities allow their teens to have Rumschpringe but those who do allow them to have it the Amish teens get to experience the englishers way. They can wear english clothes, drive cars, have cell phones, wear makeup, drink, smoke, party, and do lots of other english things. During a teens Rumschpringe they have a choice as to whether they want to be baptized into the church or leave the community and become english. If a teen chooses to remain Amish and be baptized then they are not permitted to leave or be involved with any english. If an Amish person who is baptized breaks their promise to not get involved with the english they will be shunned. When a person is shunned they have the option to confess their sins in front of the whole community. If a person confesses their sins they will not be shunned anymore. If a teen decides to become english during their Rumschpringe they will not be shunned because they have not been baptized into the church.
Amish transport and travel to their destination using a horse and buggy. Amish buggies come in all different shapes and sizes. The buggy shown in the picture above is an in closed buggy. Typically an in closed buggy is used when it is cold outside. Larger buggies that are open and have lots of seating are used for bigger Amish families. There are wood transportation buggies, courting buggies, Single seater buggies, and many other types of buggies.
Courting is when an Amish man and women are seeing one another. Most courtings are done after a church singing. The men will ask the women of their choice if they can drive them home. Amish men and women are not permitted to kiss until their wedding day but most of the books I read they don't wait. Amish men and women do not share who they are courting. They court secretly until they are promised to be married. After they tell the bishop and their families they hold a big wedding. The whole community comes out and the women bring loads of food.
Thanks for reading this post I had a lot of fun writing it and I hope you all enjoyed reading it. If you like this post and would like to learn more about the Amish please comment down below. I will answer any questions you might have as well. Don't be afraid to ask.
Here is some pictures and Amish words.
ab im kopp: off in the head crazy
Ausbund: amish hymnal
boppli, bopplin: baby, babies
daadi, grossdaadi: grandfather
danki: thank you