Topeka, Indiana

This is Amish country in Indiana. At least half of the kids in this district don’t watch American Idol and wear simple clothes. Whenever I have contact with the Amish community I wonder if the rest of us aren’t missing something a little less hectic. The drive was golden with buggies on the periphery. The children were bussed in for the programs, which went smoothly thanks to a coordinated effort by all the title one and other teachers. It was a great day. Right across the street from the school they were harvesting. I just stood there and watched for a while, city girl that I am.

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