Thanks David. I think a lot of the people around here that we lump together as Amish are Mennonites. John
A Hutterite website: http://www.hutterites.org/
Images of Kings Colony (a Hutterite colony in Montana near Lewistown): https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=king+colony+montana&qpvt=king+colony+montana&FORM=IGRE
Hutterites? That's new to me. John
I guess I am glad there are not Amish here, I would not want to almost hit them on the road. Her have a lot of Hutterites here though. I see them a lot in Costco, but they drive trucks.
I'm not sure how many people have it in Missouri. I haven't looked in a few days. I do know 2 people who have it about 30 miles away, one about 20 miles away, and I know about the one guy at the bullet factory. Even my drummer thinks he might have been one of the first, as he got slammed pretty hard by something when this all started up, but he doesn't have it now. They check him at work every day. If he answers yes to any questions, he gets tested.
There are a lot of different levels of Amish. Some of them are allowed to have cars, as long as they're black and paint all the chrome black, which looks weirder than it sounds. A lot of them are computer literate and we used to do a lot of work for them. Of course, what they do in their businesses and work is a lot different than what they can do at home. I never really see much in Sedalia but just a few miles out there are quite a few. The store we went to is about 18 miles away. There's a high concentration about 40 miles away where I used to work.
The danger is the horse and buggies. They get out on the highways, which would be fine for the most part if all they do is slow traffic occasionally, but when they're on hills or curves it's dangerous. You can be driving along at 60 or so, go around a curve or hill, and suddenly there will be one and it scares the hell out of you. Sometimes you'll come across one at night which is really scary. They're all black and while they have those reflective, agricultural triangles on the back, the first thing you usually see is a small, blinking red light. That's all they have to make them visible. The horses are very well trained and ignore cars going around them but when one gets slammed from behind, the horse always suffers, usually more than people in the wagon. One got hit there last week. A father and 2 boys were injured, nobody was killed, but I don't know about the horse. I wouldn't want to see any laws restricting their movement but it wouldn't hurt of they were more visible. John
FUnny, I always thought the Amish could not use "modern" things or electric things, thus precluding credit card machines, cold drinks (refridgeration) and such. Am I wrong? Or do they just do this in the stores so they can have business with the general populas around?
How many cases are where you are?
Montana is up to 171 confirmed cases and 3 dead as of this morning. I know it is FAR worse in MOST places though.