A question for the Amish

Vinsanitizer

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Gee Aus, you sure do ask the strangest questions sometimes.
Of course we do, as long as it's off the grid and generated solely by us. (We shun 'reliance' on the modern world.)
 
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I live close to a large Amish community and will have to say they can't own a Marshall, unless they have a Belgian draft horse named Marshall, then it's okay.

I've never seen a Amish person with a musical instrument, but what happens behind the barn, stays behind the barn. They do have cell phones, but those are supposed to be forbidden.

Once at a liquor store, I saw two Amish guys with a shopping cart full of the cheapest beer known to man. This was like one level above generic beer. I asked them what they were going to do with all that beer and they said, drink. Well, it was a dumb question, but I was curious.

So, the morale of the story is no matter who you are, cell phones and cheap beer are just too tempting for us heathens and apparently, the Amish too.

Marshall's would probably be used for firewood or converted into a kitchen cabinet.
 

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I live around a lot of Amish in a small rural mountain town and I would say no. They ride around in horse and buggies or horseback and few rely on people to drive them around down the mountain and local sometimes. Some do have cellphones and I think that's only because they are ones that rely on transportation to get them around when need be. Never seen any of them actually just sitting around talking on them or fiddling with them. I've never seen one even use a credit card.

I once got to see an Amish lady in her traditional dress and bonnet sitting in an Apache helicopter asking the pilot with her thick accent "where are the missiles?". One of the greatest things I ever witnessed!
 

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I'm Amish, yes it must be horse drawn. Not true, I'm not Amish but Vin is.

Have you gotten to the States to see all this yourself?
I'm all the religions.
Well, most.
Ok, just one, but it ain't Amish.
But if there were no other religions, I would be Amish.
Probably the Amish mafia.
 

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Once at a liquor store, I saw two Amish guys with a shopping cart full of the cheapest beer known to man.

I live very close to the Amish communities. I car pooled for work in the 70s. I was riding in the back on a dark, wet winter Monday morning. We hit a buggy, no lights. It flipped with the horse and buggy into the field. The Amish kid and horse were ok amazingly. He was on the way home from his girl friend's house and had the remaining of a 12 pack on board.. Lol.. Trooper had a hard time figuring out who to cite, no lights, dark etc. He cited both.

They all have cells here and really fast ebikes. There is a lake we go to during the season that is about 20 - 30 miles away from the Amish communities or more. Amish girls showed up one day on their ebikes and hauling extra batteries to get back home. Lake is popular to the Amish, they rent pontoons and make a day of it. Amish are good people, their businesses are run top notch.
 

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Can they have solar or wind power to run their Marshalls? Or run on a treadmill while playing?
 

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Are you allowed to own a Marshall?
Most Amish communities have a custom where when someone turns 18, he/she goes out into the modern world. Phones, cars, alcohol, (drugs), apartment, etc. After some time, he or she then makes the decision to stay in the modern world, walk away from heir families, or return to the community and commit to the customs and lifestyle.
 

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I use Amish Beard Balm for my whiskers.

Good stuff.

I don't shave my upper lip though...
 

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they are gun folk, but that may be relevant to their traditions. I wonder whether music lends itself to idleness and sin, or if it is just traditional instruments with no ties to modern music.

They would definitely clean up as luthiers though, were they willing and the word got out as in the case of the few things they do sell.
 


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