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  1. Kimberly Gardner Starcher
    May 29, 2020 @ 10:52 pm

    I have family that still live in Sugarcreek and I grew up in and around Sugarcreek and it’s neighbouring towns all my life. My father grew up around Sugarcreek most of his long life, he passed last July at 93 years. My cousin was married to an Amish man who had gone high which means they take on a more modern lifestyle called Mennonites. Anyway to get on to why some Amish wear straight pins instead of buttons on their clothing is because (now this is from what I was told) buttons would be too fancy. The Amish lead a very simple kind of life. A wonderful life I believe.


  2. David Stear
    December 12, 2021 @ 1:36 pm

    Straight pins are inefficient, they really don’t hold anything in place as far as wearing clothing is concerned. I should think at least some of the more permissive/liberal Amish congregations could permit something as simple and convenient as safety pins; perhaps others more conservative in Ordnung interpretation might follow suit. They have so many kids, I can’t imagine using just straight pins to keep diapers in place unless they use disposables which I assume is very unlikely among all Amish–I imagine some Amish women might even make their own cloth diapers.


    • Karen
      August 6, 2022 @ 7:02 pm

      Never seen any of them sagging. I see them and everything is in place and nothing is sagging like our so called style today


  3. Brian a
    April 4, 2022 @ 6:56 am

    Weird that they can’t use zippers or buttons


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