Tuesday, May 27, 2014
JEAN'S POST WITH SOME SAD NEWS
Since my last post, we had some sad news - our former Bishop passed. Bishop Joseph with some of his family were down in Penn Yan, so he was contacted and they came home. Our former Bishop's viewing was at his home. The funeral was at our meeting. Bishop was buried in the cemetery next to our church. Many Bishops, family, and friends came in from out of town. Also people from our meetings. The church was full. After, we had the dinner at our house. We had to eat in shifts as there were so many people. It was sad, but again, at the dinner we started thinking of all the things Bishop did for us and his kindness.
Also, Susan's school is out for the summer. There was a picnic at the end of the school year. The father's played the school boys - and the father's won which doesn't happen very often. In September of 2015, Katie will be joining Susan at school. In September, 2016, David Jr. will be starting school. They grow up so fast.
Katie is so happy that Susan doesn't have to go to school for a while. Now they can spend more time together. Sometimes Susan likes to spend time with friends that are her age. Katie, now has friends her own age, but still would rather be with Susan. We are trying to teach Katie that even Susan needs her own time with her own friends.
Michael and Edward have plowed their piece of land that they did last year. Michael hopes that Edward doesn't break any bones this year. so they can work it together. Last year Edward broke his ankle so Michael and David took care of the land.
It is so nice to have Spring. The soil is being plowed and smells so fresh in most areas. If planting hasn't started already, it will be soon. It seems like a new beginning. A new start.
Oh, when Bishop Eli said that Father's Day was next month, he was just kidding. He knows how much all of the Amish women and us Old Order Mennonite women cook, bake, and do more. The Father's Day dinner will be at his house. Usually after their church, they don't have such a big dinner like this. All of us ladies will be putting on a dinner on Father's Day.
We also thank everyone both Amish and Old Order Mennonite that took care of our farm while we were in Penn Yan. Especially we thank Elmer for slaughtering the animals for customers while we were gone. Neither he nor Anna would take any money or meat. Knowing Elmer and Michael really like chocolate cake, I had Michael deliver one to Elmer's house. Even though Michael refused, Anna made both Michael and Elmer sit down to a piece of cake and a cup of coffee. They both enjoyed it. I had another cake just like it, at our house for our family.
Be With God,
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