Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Amish incongruities

At 8:15 a.m. on our second walk this morning, Penne and I walked up Circus Boulevard here in SRQ.

We heard a voice from behind us.  We looked back.  We saw an Amish woman riding her tricycle.  (The Amish in SRQ cannot use Horse and Buggy cos of urban traffic. Instead they ride adults sized tricycles).

The Amish woman was speaking in one or other of the two German related languages which have been preserved by various Amish and Mennonite communities in the U.S.A.

Here’s the kicker.  This woman, clad in traditional Amish garb, was chatting on her cell ‘phone!

It  all seemed incongruous,wonderful, and amusing.


This photo' is not of the woman we saw and heard  this morning.  It is from a Sarasota community website.   But you'll get the idea of how Amish women (and men) get around in SRQ.

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