Symbolic Magic

The Conservative Mennonites belief in Sacrament was uneven. One writer declared them not magic at all but entirely symbolic which was why they must call them the Ordinances. In reality there was a certain level of power to some of them. Marriage was not symbolic but a very permanent cementing that could not be dissolved … Continue reading Symbolic Magic


I’m the Youngest 

My name is Jordan and I'm the youngest.  Hangers town Maryland.  My brother Jordan was a cute little boy. I didn't know that back when I was just his brother. He was quick to learn but mangled just enough to be adorable rather than a real prodigy. I didn't need a best friend when I … Continue reading I’m the Youngest 

Sept 21, 1973

John and Jeannie were married at Hagerstown Mennonite Fellowship Church by Bishop Melvin Horst of Columbiana OH. They had a reception at the home of Maurice and Naomi Martin on Maugans Ave for 125 guests.  They married one week after Dad turned 21, the age his Parents considered majority and quit supporting him. 

Mennonite. Isn’t there a Spray for That? 

What are Mennonites? According to John Oliver of The Daily Show they are Diet Amish. Statistically the risk of your child being born Mennonite is doubling every three years, but it's not a birth defect, either. Globally, the average Mennonite is a woman, and black. There's probably no "Denomination" as impossible to define. They descend … Continue reading Mennonite. Isn’t there a Spray for That?