Friday, September 23, 2016

AMISH AND OLD ORDER MENNONITE LAUNDRY DAY !!














This story is kind of funny at one house.  An Old Order Mennonite lady was mowing her lawn and asked why I was taking her picture.  It took me a minute to realize that she thought I was taking her picture.  I explained it was not her I was taking a picture of, but her laundry.  She said MY LAUNDRY and we both started to laugh. She said go ahead, take all the pictures I want.  So I did along with some other Old Order Mennonites and Amish.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

FALL HAS ARRIVED !!!!









Our leaves have not really changed colors yet - but I did find a few.  Fall has arrived.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

JEAN'S PUMPKIN SQUARES

JEAN'S PUMPKIN SQUARES

Crust:
1 pkg yellow cake mix (2 layer size)
1 stick butter, melted
1 egg

Reserve 1 cup of the cake mix and set aside.  Mix the remaining cake mix, egg and butter.  Pat into bottom of 9x13" pan.

Filling
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 1b can solid pack pumpkin (or fresh)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ginger or allspice
1 tsp vanilla

To make filling, beat eggs sightly.  Add milk and remaining ingredients.  Mix until smooth. Pour over crust.

Topping
1 cup reserved cake mix
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup pecan pieces (if desired)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix all ingredients and sprinkle on top of the filling.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 - 50 minutes,  Serve warm or let cool.

SOMEHOW I GOT THE OLD BLOG BACK.  I WANTED TO KEEP SOME THINGS FROM THE OLD ONE ON THE NEW ONE.  WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS ONE?  THANK YOU, TOM THE BACKROADS TRAVELLER, I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

ELMER IS FORGETFUL

After I did the post last week, I said I knew what I wanted my post to be about this week.  Anna told me to write it down.  I told her there was no need as I would remember it.  Well, next week is this week and I can't remember what I was going to do the post about.  My mind is a complete blank.  Anna's not saying a word.  She is working in the kitchen humming the song Jesus Loves Us.

So seeing I can't remember what I was going to do the post on, I have to come up with something.  Palmyra had Canal Town Weekend.  There were a lot of things going on.  They were having two parades, antique cars, people selling crafts and food - and more.  None of that really interested me until someone said that in the fair grounds was a train exhibition.  Bishop Eli and I decided we wanted to see that.

So we got John to drive us to the Palmyra Fair Grounds where we went to see all the trains.  Both our wives told us not to buy anything, we had enough.  But as we left, I heard Emma say that went in one ear and out the other.

We walked through and saw all the trains.  If you are not a train person, you would not appreciate it.  But, if you are like us, we had to see every train, talk with every owner, and tell them about ours.  We spent most of the afternoon in there looking around.  It surprised both of us that we didn't buy anything.

Our only regret is that we wish Porter had been there.  He would have really enjoyed it like we did.  After we got done, we came back home.  The ladies were looking for the bags or boxes, but there weren't any this time.  We shocked them both.

Also, this last weekend, we had rain.  It is a gift from God.  The grass is turning green.  I don't know if it will help what crops are left.  Still we appreciate all that God sends to us.

My mind is giving.  There is something else I wanted to add here, and I can't remember what it is.  It was just on my mind and off it went.  Anna says it is old age.

It hardly seems that summer is coming to an end and fall will be here this week.  Summer went by so fast this year.  Hope all the beautiful leaves turn color this year.  Last year they didn't do too well in our area.

Well, I still can't remember what I was going to say, so I end the post now.  If I think of it, Marilyn says to call and she will put it on.

Trust God's Wisdom,
Elmer

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE NEW - NEW YORK STATE OF MIND LOOK?  I MADE IT BY MISTAKE,  BUT IT KIND OF GREW ON ME/


Sunday, September 18, 2016

People Do Not Pick Up Their Dog Poop. So.......

My neighbor made this sign.  I thought you might enjoy it.  At the bottom is says: Grab it.  Bag it.  Toss it.

Friday, September 16, 2016

FRIDAY'S THIS AND THAT








This and That are pictures that I took that I wanted you to see, but don't fit in a post by themselves.  I really liked that top mailbox.  Guess the rest kind of explain themselves.