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  1. Sherry Dixon
    April 13, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    Ms. Miller,

    I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that your story about your friend Naomi is beautiful. We live in the heart of Amish country here in Delaware, and I wish the out of state transplants overtaking our countryside would realize how special the Amish are. I too have noticed what you have. I do not see any of our female Amish neighbors as downtrodden, depressed or mistreated. Actually it really is quite the contrary. They all seem quite content, healthy and happy. Unfortunately, with the out-of-state transplant boom, much of our Amish friends have left the state. They are moving to Virginia, Kentucky, Upper New York state to name a few. Everyday we see another Amish farm going up for sale. It truly is sad. The folks moving into our area look at them as more of a nuisance and keeping them from rushing to wherever they are going, and I’ve noticed they get aggressive with the Amish on the road; cutting them off in traffic and scaring their horses as they speed by. Please let your friend know how much she and the Amish community are appreciated by me and my husband. Thanks again for the lovely article.

    Much blessings to you and yours,

    Sherry Dixon

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