Card no 523 - Laurence
Boys in Amish Country
Country Card Sent From: USA
Place that Card Sender Lives: Perry, Ohio
Date Received: 29th April 2013
Distance Travelled: 3,562 miles
Time Taken: 5 days
Postcrossing id - US-2197204
The Amish, sometimes referred to as Amish Mennonites, are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships that form a subgroup of the Mennonite churches. The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology. The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Alsatian Anabaptists in 1693 led by Jakob Ammann. Those who followed Ammann became known as Amish. Laurence told me quite a bit about the Amish including the fact that they do not attend school after the 8th grade. The boys then find work in the building trades, on farms or as community craftsmen. The girls work as domestics, or in restaurants or in garden centres until they marry.
I'm not sure what this stamp represents and haven't got time to research it - it looks rather like Zeus!