Just when you think you understand the Older Order Amish, they surprise you.
To the outsider, the Old Order Amish seem to be a one-size-fits-all package. From state to state, town to town, they sound alike (Penn Dutch is a German dialect brought from European immigrants in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries). They look alike—clothing that resembles early American Quaker clothing (though the Amish are not related to the Quakers). And they certainly act alike—preferring horse and buggy over cars. No electricity in their homes. Nor telephones.
But look again and you’ll discover startling variations among the Amish…
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