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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Marilyn from NY

    The first time I was in Pennsylvania I was going to ask an Amish Lady if I could take her picture. A native Pennsylvania Englisher explained about Amish not wanting their pictures taken and why. I did not take the picture and apologized to the Amish lady. Since then I always leave my camera in the car. If I want to take a picture of an Amish farmhouse, barn, etc. I always ask first and explain that I will not take their picture or anyone else Amish’s picture. I do the same with Old Order Mennonite. What gets me are people running around trying to sneak a picture of someone Amish or Old Order Mennonite after they have been told not to take pictures. No wonder some Amish and Old Order Mennonite don’t like tourists or some Englishers. Sure I would like pictures of the Amish and O O Mennonites, but I respect their ways.

    1. brenda

      the same people who do not reespect the Amish Mennonite andor Hutterites desire not to be photographed are the same boorish people who photo everyone in any sort of pose at any gathering when they decline.

  2. Christine

    Has Cherlyn sent you any pictures lately?

  3. Carol Morris

    My grandparents were Old Order German Baptist. They would allow family to take pictures but not others. I am so thankful to have pictures to remember them by.


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