Rosanna's Boys Author:Joseph W. Yoder A richly-detailed account of Amish life and how the sons of "Rosanna of the Amish" turned out. Joseph W. Yoder writes of his own brothers and people; as one who left the plainest of the Amish, he speaks honestly of the shortcomings, and passionately of the beauty of the Amish way of life. — It's all here: quilting, frolics, weddings, auctions, ba... more »rn raisings, church services , visiting, hard work, schools and love.
Learn why Amish don't need fire insurance or government aid; why there is little unemployment, crime or divorce among the Amish; why there are so many splinter groups; why some practice "the ban", historical beginnings and relationship to ancient asceticism. Unusual texts and notes for Amish songs, poems in "Pennsylvania Dutch" with translations.« less