Re: Are you Amish?
- I thought I'd heard them all...
Then, I was in Indiana at an event - and our pals decided to skip feast & go
out. My daughter and I didn't have mundanes with us, but everyone else did.
So, we pull up to this country buffet place and go inside - and half of the
customers are Amish. Heheh. Here I am wearing a dark gray dress with a black
partlet and white starched coif with apron. No buttons, only pins and
rings... :) No jewelry, hair pulled back and under the coif...
Then, one of them finally got up the nerve to ask me something to the effect
of "Was ordnung du bis?", which I can only assume means, "What kind of Amish
person are you? :)
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- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, constancefairfax@i... wrote:
> Then, one of them finally got up the nerve to ask me something tothe effect
> of "Was ordnung du bis?", which I can only assume means, "What kindof Amish
> person are you? :)I had to share this with my mother, who just loved it. We have both,
through the years, been asked, often shyly, if we were members of this
or that religion, or some new one that nobody had heard of. Sometimes
just because of everyday dress (my mother is big on dressing modestly,
arms covered, long skirts, and hats, but that's just personal
preference, and our muslim neighbor was utterly convinced that we had
to be muslim).
Mom's favorite story, though involves her and my dad dressind in Very
Flashy High Viotorian. An older black man approached them wehn they
went out to get something to eat between sets while they were
performing at the Dickens Fair, asking what religion they were,
because the clothes were SO beautiful that they HAD to be a religious
costume. He clearly was hoping that there /was/ some sort of relious
group that dressed this way, so he could become part of it...