Sometimes I have photos but they don't really go with a post, but they are still kind of interesting. So what to do? I guess I'll just sort of offer them a photo "mash-up"
The first image is of a canning closet at an Amish home in St. Ignatius, Montana. I always enjoy looking in other people's canning cupboards. This was the home of an elderly couple, so they didn't have a ton of food, but this was plenty to last them the cold winter!
And speaking of St. Ignatius, the next photo is of the church meetinghouse and school. This settlement is New Order Amish. The church uses horse and buggies, but they are a bit more progressive in some other ways. Wouldn't you love to attend church with these mountains as a backdrop?!
Let's zip back across the country. This is a funeral near Berne, Indiana, just a mass of buggies out in a field as people head to pay their respects.
And zipping back south, this is Beachy Amish Mennonite author, Sherry Gore, standing outside the Amish church in Pinecraft.
Heading back north, to the Conewango Valley of New York, "whoopie pies" for 75 cents. You really can't beat that price! I see them in many Amish stores for $1, sometimes as high as $3 for craft, specialty whoopies. So .75 cents, I should have grabbed a dozen!
LOVE your mish-mash of pictures!!!! Colleen
Now I'm craving whoopie pies!!!
The picture from Berne - the people in the picture are not exactly paying their respects. This was done at probably the family home where the body is laid out for viewing, after it is prepared as is normal by the local funeral home. This is likely the burial at an Amish cemetery, which is like a couple I have been to (funeral services) had plain wooded markers. The men in he congregation cover the grave, passing the shovel hand to hand. The interment is simple, with prayers. Not that different from english interments. I cannot speak for all but the couple we have been to is done as described above. Thank you.
I really enjoyed these pictures, thanks for posting them. I also enjoy pictures of Aster & your family.
Linda from KY
The picture of the meetinghouse in Montana was absolutely breathtaking! That's a place I've always wanted to visit.
I was drooling over those whoopie pies, too, and I believe I spied a platter of peanut butter fudge below them. More drooling! LOL
great way to share photos. like what happens with friends and family. thank you