(g) Reflective Moment (6.11)

Reflective Moment

Buggies –
Horse drawn
For courting couples
With chaperones following or
Inbetween

Sharing
The road
On a sunny
Sunday afternoon – slows the
Traffic

Each
Driver going
Their own way
Living in their own
World

©JP/dh

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5 thoughts on “(g) Reflective Moment (6.11)

  1. do you have many of these sightings? or are they more or less rare, but not unusual?

    interesting to still see how the same spaces are shared, despite the differences, that are so “worlds apart” …

    Reply
    • We are very near the epi-center if you will of the county Amish. So this type of ‘sighting’ is more common than rare. There is an area we call ‘Tourist Trap Row’ that sells quite a bit of Amish products. And does the buggy rides for the ‘English’ (-anyone who isn’t Amish), and has a tour of a home that is now half or all museum. And the restaurants that serve up ‘home-style’ Amish cooking. And just a few neighborhoods over is a ‘local’ Amish Farm. Quite a bit of Mennonite families too. But being that the weather is good and it is ‘courting time’ the open air buggies are out. More often though we have black cab buggies. Though I read that different areas have different color cabs as well as slightly different styles. And Sunday is a big buggy day – Church day. Some of our grocers and banks (not so much in the city) have Amish buggy parking.

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      • well, that certainly is pretty interesting … thanks for filling me in with the particulars – I mean, in my limited States travel, I don’t recall ever really passing through an Amish community or area, although I have lingering memories of a few Amish buggies etc. And of course, in some really good movies, or documentaries etc. a new and interesting world is opened, but not so much in my day-to-day.

        LOL@ “English” – I’ve always loved the expression – I find in humourous, for some odd reason.

        As for the actual means of transport – well, it certainly means slowing down and being mindful and respectful …. which, I guess, isn’t a bad thing, but I imagine it can, in some places and areas, get a bit dicey and frustrating, for all parties.

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        • ‘English’ mostly because the Amish speak Pennsylvania Dutch (not Dutch, but from to Deitsch (in dialect) or Deutsch in German. And anyone/ everyone else who speaks American English is thus ‘English’.
          There is also a large community of Amish in Ohio and Indiana. I thought I read somewhere that there is a group of retired Amish in a southern state. But don’t quote me on that 🙂
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amish

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          • Yup – I knew the history behind “English” but it’s always good to have a refresher. 🙂

            Well, one never knows where people will end up – and hey, it gets cold in ‘dem ‘dere Northern states 😉

            Reply

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