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Amish Customs: Women’s Head Coverings

Kopp or Bonnet, What’s the Difference?   Most Amish women and girls wear a kopp—hair covering—indoors their whole lives long. In most communities, girls will wear black koppa, until they reach adolescence, except for special occasions when they wear white koppa, such as for funerals. However, this is different in Lancaster County where girls will wear no covering until they …

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Part 1: Preface for “If You Promise You Won’t Tell”

David had the idea of creating audio files of excerpts of my memoir. I decided to include an audio file in this post. I would love to know if you enjoy it. Preface There are frequently irreconcilable conflicts between loyalty to our parents and being true to ourselves. —Alice Miller In the first telling of my childhood stories, I wrote …

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‘Among’ the Amish but not ‘of’ Them

I apologize to those who do not understand my experience, unless you have walked in “our shoes” it probably does not make much sense. I love being “home” ! ~  Delmar Martin First I want to thank everyone for contributing to the lively discussion about the decision David and I are facing of where to choose to live. I had …

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