Monday, September 23, 2013
JEAN'S GRANDMOTHER OLIVE IS BACK
How many times a year do we have gatherings of 400 people like we did at Easter? We usually have that once or twice a year, here. At lot of people came this summer when we had one as everyone wanted to see David, Jean's and our new, to us, house. Also family have them another couple of times a year in other states as we have relatives there. Albert and I usually go to the ones just in New York State. We are getting to old to travel around like we use to do.
With 200 in our immediate family, do I remember all of their names? No. I try. I really do, but sometimes you get people's names mixed up especially the grand children, and great-grandchildren. I remember my children's names, but I do get them little ones names mixed up.
We have a large family people, some come in from out of state. As we have many relatives local, we find places for our out of state relatives to stay. Say the gathering is on Saturday and it is going to be at Jean's. On Thursday we clean the house from top to bottom. The men clean the barns and set up the tables. Every family that comes brings a dish to pass. We at Jean's do a great deal of cooking and baking on Friday. We want to make sure there is enough food - but we usually have lots more that enough. On Saturday when everyone arrives, we ladies take care of the kitchen. The young folks usually play baseball or volley ball. The men talk and make sure the tables are in order. Many times we have some neighbors and friends over, too. At noon, we say a prayer and eat. After milking the cows in the evening, we eat again. Ladies spend the day in the kitchen or talking or working on a quilt, etc. The men talk. The young folks play. When everyone leaves, those ladies home clean up the kitchen while the men take down the tables.
No we do not believe in cutting our hair. We never cut it during our lifetime. We don't trim it at all. The only time we are allowed to have our hair cut is if you have to have head surgery that means cutting the hair. We base this on 1 Corinthians 11:15 "But if a woman have long hair it is a glory to her; for her hair is given her for a covering,"
Albert and I grew up in the State of Pennsylvania.
I know there is another question, but I will wait until I do another post to answer that one.
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