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“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#1 Dec 10, 2012
I was in the Ingles tonight and saw an Amish couple -- not Mennonite, I know there's a community somewhere around. They were a young couple, the man had the black broad-brimmed hat, no buttons, black clothes, and the beard with no mustache, and his wife had on black clothes and a big old-fashioned bonnet. Mennonite women wear the little white caps, and this was an old coal scuttle bonnet.

Is there an Amish community around? They make the best furniture and stuff... I'd like to find out. Or maybe they're visiting Mennonite relatives...
tfreddy42

Dalton, GA

#2 Dec 10, 2012
wobbler1957 wrote:
I was in the Ingles tonight and saw an Amish couple -- not Mennonite, I know there's a community somewhere around. They were a young couple, the man had the black broad-brimmed hat, no buttons, black clothes, and the beard with no mustache, and his wife had on black clothes and a big old-fashioned bonnet. Mennonite women wear the little white caps, and this was an old coal scuttle bonnet.

Is there an Amish community around? They make the best furniture and stuff... I'd like to find out. Or maybe they're visiting Mennonite relatives...
wobbler if there is Amish people around Bremen then that is a new one on me.i have lived in tallapoosa all my life until 2 years ago and I did not see any at that time but things could have changed sense then u know
uuh

Powder Springs, GA

#3 Dec 11, 2012
yes, ther'ye amish around , dress like we do ,etc. They just don't tell you unless you ask them , I don't think there is a colony around ..

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#4 Dec 11, 2012
No, these people were definitely Old Order Amish. No buttons, no zippers, looked like transplants from the middle 1800's.

I'm just curious -- I knew there were Mennonites around, but didn't know there were any Amish. I've always been fascinated with the religious communities, that's why I was curious.
uuh

Powder Springs, GA

#5 Dec 11, 2012
My buddy from up north say's that Pennsyvania ,Ohio places such as those have large communities. He's from Wisconson and has always said the true Amish pretty well stay to their self. They could've been just traveler's. but as far as amish communities, i have never heard of any around West ,Ga .- Now , with that said, Bhudapest , past Waco had the Hungarians and their wineries , up until maybe prohibition ? Supposedly that's where Key's castle came from . btw, the only Amish i've ever talked to must've broke off or some how got close to west ,ga. I just simply let them tell me in conversation. Only way i found out .
uuh

Powder Springs, GA

#6 Dec 11, 2012
I take them serious though, and they do have a gift of how to make homade stuff's .
grads mom

Bremen, GA

#7 Dec 11, 2012
I haven't seen them myself but I have been told they were seen walking down the railroad tracks in town. I didn't kow there were any Minnonites around this area.

“Mess with these Claws......”

Since: Oct 09

Villa Rica, GA

#8 Dec 11, 2012
About a year or so ago I saw an older Amish(not Mennonite) couple walking on 78. They had been shopping, they had Walmart bags.
Wilbur

Temple, GA

#9 Dec 11, 2012
There is a Mennonite colony in haralson county, they came down from Lancaster, PN year before last, they are more liberal than their northern neighbors. I approached one of them, he informed me that 5 families had went in together and bought the large tract of land they farm now, I
Made friends with him and thy made my children a blanket! The place where they farm is off the beaten path, tucked away privately. They wish to not be bothered. But to answer your question, yes they are here in our county, I have see the farm.
They are wonderful people! They just wish to live private lives.and they do come to town once or twice a year.
uuh

Powder Springs, GA

#10 Dec 11, 2012
good answer . I learned something new today .

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#11 Dec 11, 2012
How neat. I think folks like that are just really special, and should be respected. They live their faith and show it in their every action.

That has my respect.

It's a shame they aren't a little more worldly, and sold some goods. The best preserves I ever had were from Lancaster, PA.

“Events Manager,The Sewell Mill”

Since: Jan 12

Bremen GA

#12 Dec 13, 2012
There has been an Amish family in town for the past few weeks. They are here for the services of the Bremen Health Clinic on Buchanan St.

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#13 Dec 13, 2012
Ah. Well, I wish them good health and a speedy resolution to whatever brings them here.
uuh

Powder Springs, GA

#14 Dec 14, 2012
wobbler1957 wrote:
Ah. Well, I wish them good health and a speedy resolution to whatever brings them here.
same .
Zebidiah

Atlanta, GA

#15 Jan 28, 2013
These sort of religious communities historically kept out of the South first because of slavery and later because of the narrow-mindedness rightfully associated with the region but if the last couple of decades they have begun to trickle in. Yes, they are here in the general area in very small numbers but I don't know much about them other than one family does do some sort of home-based manufacturing business.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#16 Jan 28, 2013
"Old Order Amish" wouldn't be at an Ingles.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#17 Jan 29, 2013
Amish Mafia....Tha Haralson County Connection, Coming to a TLC channel near you :)
pancho gracious

Carrollton, GA

#18 Jan 29, 2013
just because they are amish doesn't mean they make furniture.Maybe he is an amish mechanic.I saw one with his hand up a horses ass last week.

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#19 Jan 29, 2013
Petsound wrote:
"Old Order Amish" wouldn't be at an Ingles.
Sure they would. An "English" friend could have given them a lift, and where do you think they get fruits and vegetables they don't grow themselves? What about medications?

They're a strict religious group, not a crazed cult or hippie commune. They'll make use of modern stuff, but they won't own or operate the machinery that makes it.
Guest

Atlanta, GA

#20 Jan 29, 2013
wobbler1957 wrote:
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Sure they would. An "English" friend could have given them a lift, and where do you think they get fruits and vegetables they don't grow themselves? What about medications?
They're a strict religious group, not a crazed cult or hippie commune. They'll make use of modern stuff, but they won't own or operate the machinery that makes it.
True. There are various Quaker orders as well, some of whom avoid technology that compromises their way of life.

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