Friday, May 08, 2020

They called it a "sewing frolic"

This is the best “feel good” story that I've heard in a long time. It's in direct opposition to the frenetic way that the Covid-19 pandemic is being handled by the administration and our elected officials in Washington.  It is not putting $$$ ahead of lives and dividing our nation at a time when unity is what is needed most

When the gentle Amish people of Ohio attack a problem they do it as a community. They call it a "frolic" and this is exactly how it worked when the Cleveland Clinic recently put out a desperate call for face masks for its 55,000 employees and visitors.

The Amish live in a private community. They have no phones or computers. They travel by horse & buggy and they make their own clothes. They are a very private people. However, they remembered when the Clinic had been there for them and they made an exception and a life-saving decision. They
put 60 Amish seamstresses to work and, within a few days, they far exceeded the amount that had been requested.

Now those 60 women have expanded to more than 500 and they continue to produce masks and gowns at a furious pace. They didn't argue about it. They didn't talk about the inconvenience and they certainly didn't say “no”. They simply accepted the challenge and had a “sewing frolic”.



Blogger Joared said...

The Ohio and Pennsylvania Amish have many admirable qualities so am not surprised with their mask contribution — sewing would be an important skill in their communities.

3:09 AM  
Blogger Marie Smith said...

That made me smile. We need more of those stories these days!

6:35 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Have always been a long time fan of the Amish way of life. This just reinforces my belief.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

It's an odd sect, but they are doing a very fine thing.

5:02 AM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thank you for sharing such an uplifting story in the midst of all the virus-related endless ones, many filled with such gloom.

9:12 AM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

What a wonderful thing to do.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Friko said...

That’s what true kindness and selflessness is. If only we could all adhere to the Amish code of conduct.

3:42 AM  

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