An Entirely Appropriate Mennonite Party Game

By now, you have probably been to four or five Christmas gatherings. Maybe you’ve eaten your share of pfeffernuss and are readying yourself for portzelchy. Maybe you’ve already alienated the other Rook players in your family and have strained the goodwill of the Dutch Blitzers. You have almost certainly exhausted all of your polite small … More An Entirely Appropriate Mennonite Party Game

Mennonite Cocktail Party Etiquette Guide

If you’re one of my five non-Mennonite readers, you might be nervous about coming to the Drunken Menno Virtual Cocktail Party because you don’t know Mennonite cocktail party etiquette. You might be wondering: “what should I wear?” “Should I bring something?” “Do I need to speak plaut dietsch?” Happily, some of the standard cocktail party … More Mennonite Cocktail Party Etiquette Guide

Quiz of the MennoYear

People often ask me, “How do Mennonites celebrate New Year’s Eve”? Not really.  I don’t think anyone’s ever asked me that. But they should – because I have an answer waiting.  Can you guess? That’s right. The answer is: It depends. Apparently, my ancestors in Russia celebrated New Year’s Eve along with their Ukrainian neighbours … More Quiz of the MennoYear