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Paullina Library Program, "Our Neighbors the Amish"


November 22, 2018

Dianne and Don Kramer pictured with a popular dress worn by Amish women.

Don and Dianne Kramer of Dyersville, Iowa visited Paullina giving a presentation of the lifestyle, customs and faith of the Iowa Amish. The Kramers were no stranger to teaching to a crowd. Both are retired school teachers.

A growing Amish community in eastern Iowa lead simple and faithful lives. The Kramers with their audience the driving forces of simple living learned from their Amish neighbors and friends. Members of the Amish community are close knitted folk populating eastern Iowa, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Rules of living include no television or public electricity. Church customs, fam...

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