Mark has been an Amish school teacher for ten terms now.
He’s retired a couple of times, but keeps coming back.
This is his favorite school.
Silas was once Mark’s student, so if he makes a mistake he can always blame Mark for it.
Silas is arguably the most traveled Amish in the area.
He’s certainly seen more of the world than I have.
Conversation with two was fascinating in how it was so normal.
They were just good, friendly people.
There was just one awkward moment when Ila told them I wanted to take their picture.
Personal photographs are considered by the Amish to be a violation of the second commandment in the Bible.
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.” -Exodus 20:4
They were too polite to bluntly say “no”, but they certainly weren’t saying “yes”.
Ila told me to quick take a picture while they were talking to her, and it was over in about 2 seconds. I’m getting quick with the camera.
I hope this isn’t too offensive.
Ila made me do it!