We are working to publish “100 Questions and Answers About Mennonites and the Amish” and were asked this question:
“Do the Amish go to stores like Walmart and eat at fast-food places?”
We saw proof this month that our answer is correct.
Police in southwest Michigan, near an Amish community, say that a family reported someone had boosted their horse and buggy — while they were shopping inside Walmart.
A woman was arrested, the horse was returned unharmed and there is your answer. Yes, the Amish to go to Walmart.
But we wonder: Will they be there to buy an alarm or a lock?
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