I am with you "past amish teenager". I grew up in the area where Miriam is from. My friends work at the Budget. The Amish in the area and the Mennonites do not want anything BAD said about them at all because it will ruin their "godly image" and their tourist money. I grew up mennonite and my parents left the amish 1 yr before I was born. I know that these kids are typical amish young people. There are different types just like in any lifestyle and background, but this is not over the edge of reality at all. I partied with Amish all my life and my ex husband and his parents are Amish. My husband is not a "member". It is very difficult for anyone that hasn't "walked in our shoes" to be able to fully understand this. I think the Amish kids will come out the winners. We are real and genuine and basically good people. I moved to CA and I find all the time that new friends and people I meet are so impressed with my sweet and genuine personality and my common sense.Originally Posted by libra2680
Budget article ?==== fans of Amish Reality ==== don't let it confuse you.