Sunday, March 9, 2014



Bishop Joseph said that because I was kind and did not take the pictures at the house that had the viewing, if I would pick him up, he would show me where the Rushville Old Order Mennonite Meeting House was, where the funeral was held.  Since Jean and David moved,  it is also the meeting house they go to.  Bishop Joseph is Bishop of this meeting house and the one Jean and David use to attend.  I thank Bishop Joseph for letting me pick him and Martha up and directing me on how to get here. 
The first pictures show the front and sides of the meeting house.  On one of the sides is a water pump for yourself or your horses.  Bishop Joseph wanted to know why I was taking pictures of the unpaved road and I told him to get pictures of where the horses came in.  On three sides of the meeting house are stalls to put their horses and carriages during meeting.  The last pictures are of the cemetery that is a long one of the sides of the meeting house. 
I had another church scheduled for today, but when I got these pictures yesterday, I moved them to get this one on.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope you enjoy the Meeting House this morning. Just got these pictures yesterday.

Got ants all over my kitchen this morning, I don't have any idea where they came from.


Vickie said...

Great pictures Marilyn. Oh no! Ants. Yuck.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,

Glad you like the pictures. I don't know where the darn ants came from. As the kitchens back up in these apartments, I wonder if they aren't coming in from the apartment next door.


Countryside Reflections said...

What interesting pictures. I love the one of the barn to put the horses in. I always wonder what they do with the horse and carriages when there is a large gathering. It's so sad to see the grave marker for a child of 4 years old. Thank you for showing us these pictures, and please thank Bishop Joseph for allowing it.

I googled 'ants in winter' and a lot of info came up. I knew that ants hibernate during the winter, but apparently not all of them do. If you want more info try to google it too.


New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Doreen,

Thank you for the compliments and I will thank Bishop Joseph.

I will look ants up on google. Right now I got them all dead as door nails with Raid. Of course now my apartment smells of Raid. You can't win.


Lowell & Faye said...


The most amazing thing for me in today's blog was not the meeting house, the stalls or even the cemetery. It was the sight of bare ground. We haven't seen the ground since before Christmas sometime, and we probably won't see it for a few weeks yet. The thing is I live in south central Michigan, the part of the state that gets the least amount of snow. So thank you for the sight of that beautiful bare ground.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Lowell,

It was so muddy in the driveway there that I couldn't pull the car in. I was afraid it would sink. From what the news says, this snow melting isn't lasting long. We are suppose to have snow on Wednesday. You are most welcome for the sight.


Rosemary said...

A big thank you for the meeting house photos! I am so glad Bishop Joseph was so gracious. I loved seeing the horse stalls and the snowless country side.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Rosemary,

Thank you for the compliments. I too am glad Bishop Joseph was so gracious.

I love your baby picture.


Melissa Mobley said...

Excellent pictures! Please thank Bishop Joseph for me too. I liked all the photos but the picture of the horse hooves? was particularly interesting. I have a fascination with impressions in mud and dirt! *Wondering* if Bishop Joseph and Martha would possibly consent to an interview about their roles in church leadership?

Thank you for this blog! I met some very interesting people through you, that I wouldn't have met otherwise.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Melissa,
Glad you liked the pictures and I will thank Bishop Joseph. I thought that the horse hooves would be interesting. I will ask Bishop Joseph and Martha if they would tell about their roles in church leadership.

Thank you for the compliments. I appreciate them.