There is a quiet revolution going on among the Anabaptist traditions in Lancaster County. Most people nowadays understand that the quaint horse-drawn buggies of the Amish aren't there for the tourists. The plain people really do live simply and out of the mainstream of contemporary society. But the subtleties of distinction between the Amish and their 'cousins' the Mennonites, are not well understood. Real People answers most commonly asked questions about the Amish and the Mennonites written from the perspective of a Mennonite school teacher who has been a neighbor to the Amish for most of her life. 100 Pages.