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Arthur, Illinois . . . the heart of the Illinois Amish Community

I’m back from Illinois — and I can’t wait to visit again!

Guess what we got to do?

TOUR 142b

 

Right!  We were invited to ride in a buggy . . . and it was fun — really fun…

I sat in the back and took pictures (so there’s no pictures of me) while my two grandchildren rode in the front with a very nice lady. If you know anything about the Amish community, you’ll agree with me that she was very nice, since her family was preparing to have church at their house in a few days, yet she still took time to give us a tour of her very beautiful home — and a buggy ride. Thankfully, we accompanied her on an errand, so we didn’t inconvenience her too much.

TOUR 166b

 

 

What a beautiful buggy! The Amish take care of their possessions, but they aren’t prideful. However, I did see a horse or two that might have looked a little proud and haughty. And rightly so… since many of the horses that the Amish buy at auction have been racehorses when they were younger.

TOUR 175

 

 

The houses all looked nice and neat.  I loved looking at the colorful laundry, blowing in the wind. The colors you see depend on the community. I’ve visited communities that wear nothing but black or brown. The home below obviously belongs to a district that allows pink and lavender.

TOUR 152

 

We visited several stores, chatting with customers and clerks — everyone we spoke to, made time to stop and speak with us, answering our questions. No one made me feel as if I didn’t belong.

TOUR 157b

 

And this concludes our little tour…

TOUR 186

 

Illinois . . . to Indiana . . . to Kentucky . . . and back home to Tennessee.

 

 

God bless you and have a great weekend!

DJ

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