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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By: Nancy Lembke
There are certain things that say “It’s Fall again~!”. Corn shocks, now ready to harvest, standing like giant, silent soldiers in fields; bright orange pumpkins peeking out from under the large green leaves that protected them through the summer heat; fuzzy caterpillars on their trek to find the perfect place to make their winter cocoon; peculiar-looking Praying Mantis waiting motionless until an unsuspecting cricket gets close enough to become a meal. Sugar Maple trees explode into brilliant colors of orange, gold, crimson red, mint green before shedding their leaves during the forthcoming rains & wind. The ...
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Imagine that it’s a pleasant spring day in the 1830s. But your Ohio Canal journey from Portsmouth, on the Ohio River, to Cleveland, on Lake Erie, has been interrupted by damage to your canal boat.
You are mudlarked in Roscoe Village.
So how will you pass the time until your boat is repaired? Fortunately, said Debbie McDonald, marketing manger for Historic Roscoe Village, there are plenty of activities to keep you and your family occupied—even on Sundays, when many businesses in Amish Country are closed.
“Because all of our attractions and activities are open on Sundays, Roscoe Village is a natural extension of ...
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