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Amish Home-Builders....

There's been a lot of "Amish in the News" during the time this site was down, so over the next 24 hours I'll be putting out several stories/updates.  For starters, the nation's largest newspaper: the Wall Street Journal.  The WSJ is really tuned into the Amish, for some reason.   Years ago they did a feature about the original Amish Cook, Elizabeth Coblentz.  The reporter was working on a profile about her before she passed away, he never did get a chance to interview her because shortly after he began work, she died.  So the story ran as a "tribute to the column" which was kind of nice. In more recent years they've featured stories about the Amish and health care, Amish travel, and now home-building.  The WSJ is a little late to the party, because the trend towards Amish-built homes has been building for years. The article, however, is still interesting and while I don't like generalizations about the Amish I will say that as a rule the craftsmanship in an Amish-built home- for all the reasons the article states - is often far superier to others.

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