And what, pray tell, would be so bad about speaking German I ask?<quoted text>
I'm trying to watch the program from the link I provided, but, dang it! I'm having real troubles with the program streaming propery. I'll have to try later.
I do know that there are levels of what I think of as deprivation among the Mennonites. A Mennonite man who became an acquaintance of mine, was here for a year getting an advanced degree. Originally a farmer's son from Ontario, after his studies, he was able to get a post as a minister in Souderton, PA. Didn't strike me as someone who skipped out on pleasure. In fact, I recall that he was all 'Happy Higamen' when U2 came to town. He wore a cropped beard, and his wife didn't seem to wear a stitch of makeup. Maybe he became a minister because he wasn't inheriting the farm? I do know that if it were not for the traveling nature of the Scots Irish, and the 'stay put' nature of the Anabaptist, we might have become a German speaking nation.
Well????? I'm waiting young lady. O_O
*folds arms and taps foot*