Reporters live for datelines like this, from the Wall Street Journal of Monday April 15 (I’d put the URL here, but it requires a paid subscription.):
INTERCOURSE, Pa. — James Spangler pulled up to the door of a prosperous Amish home one recent Friday night as dusk settled over the rolling hills of Lancaster County. The 57-year-old insurance agent expected to pick up a fat deposit check, and he wasn’t disappointed.
Seems that the Amish are weathering the economic downturn quite nicely, thank you, with most of their wealth in ever-appreciating real estate. (And, for some reason, it feels necessary to remind you of stories a few years back about an Amish cocaine ring allied with the Pagans motorcycle gang. Stoltzfus, it seems, is not an uncommon last name in that part of the world.)