Friday, November 23, 2012
I explained who I was and why I was there-I wanted to know how her grandmother was doing and more information about the rugs she mde. The girl told me I had to come back when her grandmoter was there. I asked if I could take some pictures, She hesitated at first, but I told her I would go stand by my car-where she could see me and just take pictures of the carriages. Then she could see me leave. She agreed. So I took the picture while standing by the car.
The carriage next to the barn, with triangle orange sign, is like the one Amanda had the accident in. I thought that's what the black square one was until Jean saw the pictures. Jean said the black square carriage is the one they use to bring the seats in for church service. After service the seats are converted into tables and seats for their meal. They sometimes have another carriage, like that for pots, pans, dishes, etc. that they may need for the preparing or serving the meal. Had I know that they would be having a service on Sunday, I would have taken a drive out there to take pictures of the buggies-but I found out after the fact.
This also leads to a mistake I made. Amanda Graber is not Mennonite-she and her family are Amish. I asked the lady that talked to me through window and she said they are Amish. So I made a mistake in my first post.
I observe both the Amish and Old Order Mennonite by not taking pictures of people. I will take of farms, carriages, signs ,animals etc., but no people. If I should get someone on the camera, I would delete them if it shows Amish or Old Order Mennonite faces.
I will try to go out ro Amanda Graber's again. Next time I will try during the week and not on Friday.
Richard has put all the pictures on New York State of Mind and I thank him very much. I felt it is my time to give it a try. So if the picture of the carriages come on with this post-it is my first time to give it a try.