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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The Gladiolus flowers are in bloom.  This is the first time these beautiful flowers have been planted at the Inn. The bulbs were given to us, but with no particular information included.  So, early this spring the small bulbs were stuck in the ground &, as with all bulb-type plants, the waiting began.  At first the sword-like greens poked through the soil, slowly growing longer & longer.  Then, the erect spikes, now at least 3 ft. tall, began to reveal that the flowers were going to be red.

The brilliant red blooms that open ever-so-gradually along the sword-shaped ...

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2 lbs. hamburger
2 c. cracker crumbs
2 c. milk
1 sm. Onion, chopped or 1/3 c. sweet onion, finely chopped with ½ c. green onions
1/8 t. cayenne (or a dash)
½ t. garlic powder
1 t. salt
½ t. pepper
1 can mushroom soup diluted with 1 can water and ¼ c. milk
2 T. chopped parsley


Mix and hamburger ingredients together and form into 7oz. ovals,squares or rectangles.  Coat with flour on each side and fry until golden brown.  Put each patty into lightly greased 13x9 and pour soup mixture over the top ...

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