Soon after I started this blog I had written a post and shared some pictures from when we had been back in Somerset County with the rest of LV's family.
Lately I have been hearing from several different sources that my writings are nothing but a bunch of lies and when I asked them what I wrote that wasn't true they all refer back to that post where I had mentioned that the bonnets had to be big enough so that even your nose didn't stick out of the front.
Rules in different Amish communities are different and as far as I know only the Somerset County Amish have such huge bonnets. Sizes vary a lot in other communities.
I grew up in Somerset County and so naturally I write about my experiences of growing up there.Yes, a bishop actually said bonnets should be big enough that a butcher knife could be slid along the front without touching your nose but no, there were never any knife wielding bishops actually testing to see that each bonnet was big enough.
I wanted to get this cleared up before another myth gets started that bishops are armed with knives and go around sliding them along the front of women's bonnets to check that they're big enough. Because that is absolutely not true.