My Grandma Loretta introduced me to Jamesport and the Amish community when I was just a little girl. I would go and stay with her during the summer. She would take me to H & M County Store and buy Carob. My Grandma Loretta was a diabetic and she could eat Carob. She also would go to the green house and purchase flowers that she would plant all around her house every summer. I remember once we went to the green house and purchased her flowers and then went to the next store. The Amish lady realized she had overcharged my grandmother and sought her out at the next store to give her back the amount she overcharged her. My grandma was so impressed, she said to me on the way home, "Pamela, remember this. No other store would have sought me out to return that money. Remember this place when you get older."
Well, remember I have. And I visit there often, even though my Grandma only had to travel about 1/2 hour to get there, I make the 1 hour 30 minute drive as often as I can. I LOVE sprinkles and found my supply running just a little lower than I like. So, it was stock up time. This will not be my only visit to Jamesport this summer. I am trying to organize a girls weekend there with my extended family/friends. A girl can not get enough sprinkles!
As many times as I have gone to Jamesport, I guess my son has never been there. He spent the day totally amazed at what he was seeing. He kept saying: "This rocks!" "Can I have a horse/buggy?" Can I become Amish?" He was fascinated by the way their light their homes, he was shocked by how many propane tanks were outside H & M Country Store. He begged for an Amish hat.
And then I reminded him, these teens did not have a cell phone. Or watch the MLB, NFL, or NBA. They did not wear Nike Hyperdunks. These teens work from the minute they get up to the minute they go to bed.
In the end, he got in the car and drove home with us. Texting his friends the entire way!