As a Mennonite, I read with some amusement Helen Zado’s so-called pen picture of the Mennonites of Western Canada. I was amazed to learn that Mennonites had no country or rather nationalism; that there was such a thing asa “Mennonite language;” that we were not permitted to have pictures on our walls; that we were just barely emerging out of the hazy mist of medievalism; and a host of other things which as a Mennonite I should surely know.
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