Steel(ers) Wheels Revisited

Nearly two years ago, I wrote about Matthew Zimmerman, a young Old Order Mennonite, who was embroiled in a fracas with Mitchell County up in northern Iowa when he was pulled over by the sheriff for driving his family tractor on a county road. He wasn’t drinking or speeding. It was the wheels.  Mitchell County passed…

Mom in Brazil Day 2 – “Who’s Tom Brady?”

On Tuesday, Mom called around 4:00 pm (6:00 in Horizontina).  She was changing clothes before being picked up by her colleague Molly to head to her house for pizza.  Molly works for Horizontina and is from the states.  She’s been at the plant for three years now and have been helping Mom get used to…

Steel(ers) Wheels

Daniel Zimmerman is embedded with the simplicity of his life and his history.  As an Old Order Mennonite living in Mitchell County (in north central Iowa), you won’t find Zimmerman and his family, or any of the 120 families in the Mennonite community with HDTV’s, cell phones, or cars.  But you will find them using…