The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

While on our trip

we took a detour to Etheridge, TN. There is a small community of Amish that live there. We bought a map that showed where they lived and set off. We stopped at a few different places and Amy's mom bought some corn and onions.

My mother has been on a bus trip to the Amish country in Pennsylvania. She said that the people we saw in Tennessee where much poorer than the ones up north. I was just amazed at how they lived. At one place we stopped, you could see into the kitchen and actually see the pump they use to pump water!

Below are some pictures I took. These are the only ones that turned out half way decent because the Amish people do not like to have their picture made. Because of that, I took these pictures from inside the car. I didn't want to offend them. The best ones were of the children. I could have just stayed there all day and watch them.

For more information on the Amish click here.




5 comments:

Chad said...

It is so interesting to me that people still live like this. Sometimes I think they are crazy and then sometimes I think they have it right and if we all lived like that this world would probably be a much better place.

Three plus Me said...

Those are good pics from a car! Very interesting lifestyle!

Kristi said...

Those are great pictures! I really admire their simple lifestyle. They seem to live in a time when the world wasn't so small - at a time when it is. I would love to live where I am blissfully unaware of the "world" issues...

tamara said...

Sometimes I feel like we are missing the boat with all our stuff and the stress that comes along with it. I have always been fascinated with the Amish. It is a very interesting way to live.

Melissa Lester said...

Joe's mom grew up there -- Etheridge, that is, not the Amish community! Lovely pictures. I always wonder what they think of us when they see us out and about. Despite our conservative values, we probably look so worldly to them.