Tuesday, February 11, 2014
ELMER TELLS OF PINECRAFT
When we got off the bus, Bishop's parents were there to meet us and help get our luggage to the cottage and gave us the keys. They asked if we would be interested in staying two months as the people that rented for March, had a family emergency come up, and wouldn't be able to come to Pinecraft. We spoke with Bishop to see if he and his family wanted to come, but he said they couldn't as he had too many things to do. Anna, John and I discussed it for a couple of days. John is going to go back, later this month, as he has jobs to do, but Anna and I are going to stay until March 26th. This will be the first time Anna and I have been together, alone , in a long, long, time. We are looking forward to it.
Anna thought she would have to go grocery shopping, but the Bishop's parents had the refrigerator and cupboards full of food for us. After we had our naps, Anna and I went to the Benefit Supper. John was still sleeping. Every Tuesday, there is a Benefit Supper here. This Tuesday it was fried catfish along with a cowboy stew. There were lots of people. Lines were long. It was worth waiting through for. There is also music there, too. While we were eating, John joined us. Even though we had naps, we were still tired, so didn't stay long after we ate.
( The money from these benefits go to upkeep of Pinecraft. Some went to cover the expenses of Haiti Benefit auction, and other goes to local places like Gator Boys' Camp.)
Next day, John and I got our three bicycles. It was funny, the two us, with three bicycles, but we got them home. After breakfast, the three of us road around Pinecraft to see what was going on. We met some people we knew and chatted a little. We took it pretty easy that day still trying to get rested up.
We are planning on deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, one day, next week. It's nice to go fishing with a pole from a dock, but even more fun fishing on a boat in the Gulf. As part of our trip, we look forward to it every year.
Oh, I forgot to mention, when we got here on Tuesday, we went to an early lunch at Yoder's Restaurant. John had chicken while Anna and I had meat loaf. You are always served enough food and the deserts are great especially pies. John had chocolate pie, Anna had lemon and I had apple pie with ice cream on top - they were delicious as were the dinners.
The places people stay in here are either constructed small houses and some trailers - I guess they call them Mobile Homes now. It is a really nice community. Some people like to go to see the buses come in and the buses go out. Some of the people that live here are here all year round, but most of the people come for just the winter or like us, come stay a month or two and go back north. When our time comes to retire, Anna and I would like to buy a place to stay down here all year round, but that is a way off.
I don't know what to say, so if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Trust God's Wisdom,