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Hi Ryan, and all..

I haven't read these replys yet, but I find it most amusing that you are discussing powwowing. I just read a book by Beverly Lewis.. fictional stories about Amish life.. I read almost all of her books, so I know pretty much about the Amish and Mennonites..

Anyway, pow-wowing is accepted by some, and it much frowned upon by others.. I saw the name "Herr" somewhere here too.. One of the main characters in the book was Adele Herr.. I think she was fictional tho.

Great to see you, Ryan. I wondered what became of you. :-) BTW, my H still goes to the Mennonite church.. sometimes I go with him. They are a very small group, but are really great and caring people.

Katy
 
Posts: 538 | Location: Sarasota, Florida | Registered: 17 November 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Ariel Jaffe:
...Either I'm too easily amused since I still smile to myself at such a dim lightbulb moment, or that really was funny...I can't tell which. Or maybe you'd have to see the fork.


I laughed out loud. I think you are pretty funny. Thanks for sharing your delightful self and humor with us. Smiler
 
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Shasha, thank you for the kind spirit that comes through in your words. I was a bit of a muscle-sore, tired grouch at some points yesterday--your kindness was cheering.

Katy, there was a woman named Anna Maria Jung, "Mountain Mary", in this area more than 200 years ago who you may find interesting.

I'm starting to think that powwowing has such a mixed reputation because it seems to cover a wide range of practices--from those which are consistent with core Christian faith to outright magic. Maybe its practices fall less on a continuum than I previously assumed; IOW, not all its expressions are compatible, and at least some of the powwowers realize that.
 
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Ariel Jaff,

And the hex doctor in the Amish novel was called "Blue Johnny". :-)

Katy
 
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