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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. Shirley Yancey

    I’m 63 and my grandmother called the sofa a Davenport and said “I swan”. I have heard those expressions from others but but I have never heard anyone but my grandmother say “redd off the table”. She would also say that her kitchen wasn’t big enough to swing a cat. I always wondered why she wanted to swing a cat in the kitchen. lol

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    1. Kevin

      LOL, I had not heard “big enough to swing a cat” before..”skin a cat”,yes,but “swing a cat?””

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  2. Emma RedRaven

    Brauchau are real and PA area is rich in stories of them. And many still practice today.

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    1. Kevin

      Yea, but I think that is more of a Pennsylvania Dutch thing than an Amish thing…

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  3. Kathy Howard

    But it’s fine for the Amish to own puppy mills for BIG profit? Double standard much?

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    1. Kevin

      Kathy, agreed, but the problem with that logic is the vast majority of Amish don’t run puppy mills. A small, small percentage do (and I wont’ defend them, puppy mills are awful)….so if a middle-aged white man molests a child, are all middle-aged white men child molesters? Of course not. So the same standard needs to be applied to the Amish.

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  4. Allgood

    What a copy-cat version of Blair witch project…. Horribly untrue! And a horrible story line!

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  5. Lance

    While watching the “documentary” that followed the horrible movie, I noticed the electric heater register on the wall & the covered plugs in the spiritually ransacked room. Good greif. It’s almost as bad as when the Amish were blamed for the measle outbreak that occurred during the Kentucy Derby a few years back. Of course it wasn’t caused by illegal immigrants.

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  6. Nana

    Interesting article and so are the comments. I don’t think I saw the documentary , but is there not mention on former TLC productions of the burial clothes being either black or white according to the deceased’s standing in the church? As I read in the first comment my grandmas called a sofa a davenport and also used the term redd up and in her case she meant put rooms back in order. Incidentally she had the same davenport from the time she married throughout her marriage which would have been in excess of 50 years. It was brown leather and I believe horsehair stuffing. The arms were curved oak. I have no idea where is ended up after she passed.

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    1. Kevin

      Glad someone else has heard the term “Davenport”…My aunt was the only person I ever heard use the term…

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