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Things that non-Mennonites do

As a child, I had a big imagination and a little world. Thus, my perception of things that “other people” did was sometimes a bit, eh, distorted.

One day I was looking through the JC Penney catalog, when I saw a picture of a little girl in a purple cotton sundress.

The caption under the picture said something like, “This pretty purple dress is perfect for play dates!”

Immediately my eyes widened. If I were a non-Mennonite, would my mom arrange pretend dates for me with little boys, so that I would know how to date for real when I was older?

You know. Play dates.