Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

A glum Amish woman

A glum Amish woman

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Amish couple c1920

Amish couple c1920

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Amish Woman 1997

Amish Woman 1997

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Expecting Amish – 2014

Expecting Amish

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Kelly McGillis as Rachel Lapp in Witness – 1985

Kelly McGillis as Rachel Lapp in Witness - 1985

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Amish Woman c1900

Amish Woman c1900

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Amish Woman c1900

Amish Woman c1900

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Quaker woman c1900

Quaker woman c1900

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Bertha Boose Mellinger

Bertha Boose Mellinger - 17th December 1889 - 27th April 1954

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Plain and Fancy

Plain and Fancy is a musical comedy with a book by Joseph Stein and Will Glickman, lyrics by Arnold Horwitt, and music by Albert Hague. One of the first depictions of an Amish community in American pop culture, it includes a traditional barn-raising and an old-fashioned country wedding.

The Broadway production, directed by Morton DaCosta and choreographed by Helen Tamiris, opened on January 27, 1955 at the Mark Hellinger Theater. A month later it transferred to the Winter Garden, where it remained for slightly more than eight months before returning to the Mark Hellinger to complete its run of 461 performances. The cast included Richard Derr as Dan, Shirl Conway as Ruth, Will Able as Jacob, Gloria Marlowe as Katie, Douglas Fletcher Rodgers as Ezra, Barbara Cook as Hilda, and David Daniels as Peter. Bea Arthur understudied Conway and Carol Lawrence was among the chorus members.

 The West End production opened on January 25, 1956 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, where it ran for 315 performances. The cast included Jack Drummond, Joan Hovis, Malcolm Keen, Grace O’Connor, Michael Craze, and Virginia Somers.

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