By Kevin Williams
AMISH CONSTRUCTION CREW AT MCDONALDS: SIGH, I am sorry, I don’t want to unload on a newspaper but this could have been a fascinating story, instead it’s just fluff without context. Okay, here’s what we know: an Amish man from Indiana named Joe Schwartz and his family (women included) travel around the country doing construction and wiring work on McDonald’s restaurants. And that is pretty much all we know. What we don’t know: where in Indiana the Amish man is from, how often they do they do this, how big their family is….you know, I could go on and on and on…I think this could have been a fascinating article, but I’m left with so many unanswered questions that I’m just sort of speechless. Why bother doing the article at all if you aren’t going to ask more questions? If you want to read it – but I pretty much summed it up for you – click here.
PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS: This is an interesting article. I don’t want to be political either way, so I’ll just put the article out there…gives an interesting view of the political spectrum in Amish Country. Click here to read.
ZUCCHINI FRITTERS WITH RANCH DRESSING: Having zucchini overload? Try these….
MENNONITES IN BELIZE: I read the New York Times regularly. In fact, my father-in-law got me a subscription for Christmas to their online edition and I read it all the time, but somehow I missed this gem of an article about Mennonites in Belize. The article really does a great job of connecting the Mennonites there to the overall Mennonite community and the photos are just amazing….click here to enjoy this wonderful read!
THE AMISH AND HOUSEHOLD CHORES: This is an interesting article….a fun read…the article is on a website geared for Dads. So I should check it out more. It is called Fatherly.com. So why is the article written by the wife? Anyway, it’s a good read that contrasts how Amish couples divvy up household chores vs. how maybe a non-Amish one would. Although you really can’t draw a ton of conclusions. I know plenty of Amish men who DO help with the dishes, etc. Anyway, click here to read.
MILLIE’S PASTA SALAD: I am a sucker for a good pasta salad. Man, I love it. If the flavors are melded and blended just perfectly, with maybe little chunks of cheese mixed it, wow, oh wow, pasta salad rocks. This sounds like a really good recipe from Amish columnist Millie Otto…has little chunks of ham and shredded cheese. Click here for her recipe.