Bernd G. Langin combines sprightly sketches of Amish origins with charming reports from his months of living with an Amish family in Indiana. Langin is able to explain many aspects of Amish life because of his grasp of their Swiss-German language and their European customs. He sees the Amish example of cohesive faith and life as an alternative to modern pessimism.She invests special patience in preparing the white, artistically folded prayer caps with which Amish women keep their hair covered, beginning in childhood. They wear out ... At the same time she is supervising the frying of meat pies, the boiling of milk, and the expected baking of fruit pies. Barbara Ann ... aquot;As soon as they can make do, aquot; they wear garments secured with pins only at chest level. Rachelanbsp;...
|Title||:||Plain and Amish|
|Author||:||Bernd G. Längin|
|Publisher||:||Herald Press (VA) - 1994|