The family is the most important social unit in the Amish culture. Large families with seven to ten children are common. Chores are clearly divided by sexual role in the Amish home - the man usually works on the farm, while the wife does the washing, cleaning, cooking, and other household chores. There are exceptions, but typically the father is considered the head of the Amish household. German is spoken in the home, though English is also taught in school. Amish marry Amish - no intermarriage is allowed. Divorce is not permitted in the Amish lifestyle and separation is very ...
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Today I am going to share some things I'm passionate about: food color, hosting and friendships.
I believe we are so blessed as Americans to have access to the plentiful, colorful food we have. When I go shopping at the local grocery store or markets I look for colors. I'm not a list person so usually I just buy colorful food, then ...
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The Warther Museum at Dover will celebrate 50 years on June 8 with a daylong event that will showcase three locomotive engine carvings that famed master carver Ernest Mooney Warther gave away years ago, a practice that was common with the artisan. The event offers discounted admission prices and anyone under the age of 17 is admitted free. Children will receive a complimentary pair of carved wooden pliers, a trademark of the museum.
Current museum director Patrick Warther along with the tireless efforts of his brother-in-law and Warther Cutlery president Steven Cunningham were able to secure one-year loans of two pieces ...
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