Monday, December 2, 2013
JEAN ANSWER'S YOUR QUESTIONS
Grandmother Olive said she would put on posts about canning fish and meats, the first of the year. I told she has changed the time so many times and asked her to please do it this time. She said she would.
Thought I would answer some of questions this morning. Someone asked how I cooked so many turkeys for Thanksgiving. I didn't. I cooked one turkey in our stove, Grandmother Olive had one in her oven, my Mother had one in her oven, and David's Mother had one in her oven. My Mother and David's Mother brought their turkeys with them when they came. So that's how I got all the turkeys at my house.
Someone asked about Michael regarding baptism. We like our children to be baptized before they start courting. Most are baptized between the ages of 15 to 17. Some get baptized later. If he decides not to be baptized he will not have to leave our home as long as he honors our ways in our home.
David and I would not put Michael out of our home. He is our son. This is the only real home that he knows. We are his parents. Should any of the children get into the world's ways such as drinking liquor or drugs, we would try to get them help or treatment, if necessary.
If Michael gets his drivers license and chooses a career in auto mechanics and doesn't want to give up his drivers license, he can not be shunned if he is not baptized. If he is baptized and decides to do that he can be shunned, but our shunning is different from the Amish. Should any of the children be shunned, they can live in our home, eat at the table with us, do business with our people and more. What a shunned person can not do is attend meeting (church) on communion day. I am sure Bishop Joseph would talk to Michael if he went this way and so would we, but we would not ask him to leave our home. We would not allow him to keep his car, if he had one, on our property. He would have to park it elsewhere.
Do girls ever drive cars when they are young? Now my parents are going to hear something they didn't know. Yes, women sometimes drive cars. As a young person, I wanted to drive a car like the men did. So, David, taught me how to drive his car, before we were married. I just drove it on the back roads around where we lived, a few times. I never got a license. At the time I thought it was great, but as I look back that was a dumb thing to do. If I had had an accident, David and I , would both have been in a lot of trouble, but when you are young, you don't think of those things like that.
So, yes, some girls do drive. Not as much as the men do, but they do. We try to discourage girls or men from driving a car, but they do.
Hope I have answered some of your questions. Please keep them coming so I know what you are interested in.
Be With God,