Sunday, June 23, 2013
JEAN'S SPECIAL POST
First David and I would like to apologize for kidding Marilyn about the outside planters. He didn't realize she asked for New York State of Mind. If this offended anyone, we apologize.
I love my Grandmother Olive and she would do just about anything for anyone - but she likes to be the boss and sometimes takes things the wrong way. Anyway, to make a long story short, she does not want to do the canning posts right now. This is the second time she has done this. I apologize for all those that asked questions. Marilyn did get someone who graciously has accepted to do this post - her name is Sue Ann, who has commented on New York State of Mind and did the mushrooms post. Sue Ann has been canning since she could remember with her Grandmother's Aunts, and her Mom. Her first post will be on July 1st. You can ask her questions on the comments now or on her post. Marilyn will also send Sue Ann all the questions you folks sent her for Grandma Olive. Sue Ann said she would answer the questions. We thank Sue Ann, so much for taking this on for us.
We have had things come up on Edward and Katie's adoptions. Someone who is a relative to one of the children read about the Old Order Mennonite in Winnipeg, Canada accused of beating their children with whips, cattle prods, and straps. Because we are Old Order Mennonite's they feel we do such things, which we do not. We have never done anything to our children-natural or adopted. This is going to court. As we do not believe in suing, we did not want an attorney-but we were appointed one. We are trying to do as they ask. We are not the only Old Order Mennonite that are going through this right now,
All of our children, natural and adopted had to be checked by the doctor for scars,etc. for the lawyer. The only one that has scars is Michael which were done by his natural parents-Social Services had pictures of the scars before he came to us. It did not help that Edward fell down the basement stairs and broke his ankle the day before the children were suppose to go to the doctor.
Even Martha and Joseph had to have their children checked by the doctor and at present, they don't have any foster children at their home. Sarah that did a post on Amish Stories a while back, had the same problem.
Right now the attorney said we shouldn't have any problems. Of course attorney fees are making it a little tight on us. This is planting season not harvest season. All the children offered their money from the savings accounts we have for them. But we aren't going that far-yet,
I will try to do posts, but right now, I am not sure what is coming up. If I can't make them, I wanted you to know that Martha would be taking over for me. I hope you understand.
Be With God,
If you get Guideposts Magazine, July, 2013 has a story in there called Sustained. It is on page 34. The article is by Pauline Weaver, a Mennonite, in Penn Yan, New York. I have read the article and I think others would enjoy it.