Amish clothing styles encourage humility and separation from the world and are a practical expression of their faith. The Amish fashion styles are simple and meant to be functional. Clothing is made at home of plain fabrics and is primarily dark in color, including shades of purple, blue, wine, brown, grey and black. Lighter colors are used for younger children and summer shirts and dresses for adults in some groups.


Amish men wear straight-cut suits and coats without collars, lapels or pockets. They resemble the Nehru jackets of the 70's and are called mutza suits. During the summer they'll shed ...
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We still smile when we recall the question from a lady who called to make reservations.  It was in early May and she was making plans to come sometime later that year.

 "Can you tell me what week you think will have the best weather between now and October?" she innocently asked.

The question caught me totally by surprise.  Finally I replied, "Well, in Ohio there is a saying; "if you don't like the weather, wait an hour as a change will likely be coming"."

While it may not be that unpredictable, there are seasons in ...
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Patricia Nugent

When Lehman’s opened its doors in 1955 on the square in downtown Kidron, there was one employee and one mission — to serve the Amish community in northeast Ohio with all of the products needed to maintain a nonelectric way of life.

The hardware store quickly became the bustling neighborhood store that every small town in America had at that time. Business flourished and founder Jay Lehman hired his father, Ezra; brother, Dave; sister, Pearl; and friend Raymond Steiner.

His goals branched out as well. “He wanted to continue serving the loyal customers with no electricity or unreliable electricity and to preserve ...
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