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JennyW

A link to our latest video - a very short video of a few of our old building images with music.

https://youtu.be/Sa7T4XxgY0E

Hope you are all well!

If you met me and forgot me, you lost nothing; if you meet Jesus and forget Him, you lose everything!

Jacqueline

Jenny...what does that star represent on the wooden building?
" there is no such thing as an ending, only a place where you leave the story "
~ Muriel Donnelly

JennyW

Hello Jacqueline! If I remember my history correctly, the barn star started with the Pennsylvania Dutch (German settlers here in Pennsylvania) who would put the star on their barn (and hex signs too) in order to bring the owner good luck and ward off evil spirits. Also as a mark of the builder. Nowadays everyone puts stars/hex signs on buildings as a cultural folk decoration. I live in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country - Lancaster County. We have a large community of Amish who live pretty much the same as when they came here 200 years ago. Lol! They use horse and buggy to get around, dress in plain clothing, do not have electric in their homes, and farm old-school style. Lancaster County is a weird mix of this Amish community living amongst a progressively modern city/surrounding suburbs; so you have to make sure you leave earlier than you need to for wherever you want to go in case you get behind a few horse and buggies on your way to someplace. And when you go to your local WalMart, you'll see horse and buggies parked in designated areas of the parking lot. https://www.amishvillage.com/blog/

Hope you are doing well!
If you met me and forgot me, you lost nothing; if you meet Jesus and forget Him, you lose everything!

Jacqueline

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Jenny...thank you for the link on the living life of the Amish, i am familiar of the Amish existence and that they live behind our times...a simple life...

I had a feeling that the star might have represented something like warding off the evil..We in UK would once have placed a horseshoe for good luck and keeping away evil when hung in the U shape...
" there is no such thing as an ending, only a place where you leave the story "
~ Muriel Donnelly

JennyW

The horseshoe over the door is exactly the same idea! For as little as the Amish know of the wide world, most everyone knows of them. Lol! The tourist industry around here is always busy because of them.
If you met me and forgot me, you lost nothing; if you meet Jesus and forget Him, you lose everything!