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Old 05-15-2009, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Bushwick, Brooklyn
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Default Oddly dressed family at the Nashville Greyhound station...

Hi, I don't really know how else to say it.

I just visited Nashville for business and decided to take a Greyhound up to Knoxville to see family. While waiting at the station, a family (or families as there were several of them) came in to wait on another bus. I am just curious as to what religion/culture/whatever they might be because I've never seen anything like it. I live in NY so I'm familiar with the Hasids and the Pennsylvania Amish, but these folks looked like neither. The best way I can describe this group is...pilgrims? Or maybe 17th century witches?

I have no ulterior motives here...I'm just genuinely curious as it was such a unique manner of dress. Anyone know or seen them around? Perhaps I was fooled by a group of traveling re-enactors?
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Franklin
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You saw the Duggars!?!
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Bushwick, Brooklyn
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Hahaha, no. And there weren't quite THAT many of them!
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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The Tennessee Renaissance fair is going on right now. Maybe they're affiliated with that.
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Franklin
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I get the impression they weren't "show people". I wish you had a picture!
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:23 AM
 
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Amish folks from the settlement a bit north? Perhaps you saw some Mennonites.
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Bushwick, Brooklyn
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You know what? I think they must have been Mennonites. I never considered that because I have friends in Nashville who were raised Mennonite and they wore, like, Banana Republic. But I've been researching what it might have been and apparently, as you said, there are some old school Mennonites/Amish in the area. Fun! Adds even more color to Nashville's already diverse palette. Interestingly, when I try to find mention of this community online, I get next to nothing.

Thanks for helping assuage my curiosity! I absolutely love every visit I make to Nashville.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I am so impressed at how genuinely polite everyone is regarding this o.p.

It is such a pleasure to see that the entire world hasn't gone racist and unaccepting of culture.

I am currently in Central Florida where we have a HUGE range of culture, unfortunately, not so many accepting folks to the diversity.

Kudos to you all!
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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I am so impressed at how genuinely polite everyone is regarding this o.p.

It is such a pleasure to see that the entire world hasn't gone racist and unaccepting of culture.

I am currently in Central Florida where we have a HUGE range of culture, unfortunately, not so many accepting folks to the diversity.

Kudos to you all!
That was very nice of you mia! I personally find different cultures/religions etc... extremely interesting and even if I don't agree with what they practice or believe, I still highly respect them.
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:20 PM
 
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I agree they were probably 17th century witches ;-)
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