By Linda Egenes,Mary Azarian
Drawn to their slower speed of lifestyles and their resistance to the lures of a shopper society, Egenes stumbled on a hot welcome one of the Amish, and in go back she has given us an both hot point of view on Amish relatives existence as she skilled it. The Amish price concord in relations existence particularly, and Egenes discovered an abundance of concord as she savored do-it-yourself ice cream in a kitchen the place the fridge ran on kerosene, discovered to take advantage of a two-bucket cow, helped cook for 9 in a summer season kitchen, spent the day in a one-room schoolhouse, and sang “The Hymn of compliment” in its unique German at Sunday service.
Whether quilting at a weekly stitching circle above the Stringtown Grocery, taking part in Dutch Blitz and Dare Base with schoolchildren, studying the intricacies of harness making, or mulching strawberries in an immense backyard, Egenes was once handled with the kindness, recognize, and dignity that exemplify the robust group ties of the Amish. Her enticing account of her visits with the Amish, fantastically illustrated with woodcuts by way of Caldecott Medal winner Mary Azarian, finds the serene and peaceable methods of a simple humans whose lives are something yet plain.