Dwindling Away

I see that one of the last 3 Shakers has died (h/t to Iowahawk).  Not really shocking; there’s a reason that groups organized around celibacy aren’t exactly found on every corner.  Reminds me that my Freshman Advisor at Beloit College in Wisconsin was raised as a Mennonite (his first name was Menno).  At least the Shakers didn’t have reality TV crews following them around.  Looks like NatGeo already got the Hutterites and the Mennonites, and the less mention made of what’s been done to the Amish, the better.

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