Monday, October 20, 2014

ELMER TALKS OF A COUPLE DIFFERENT THINGS

Last October, I told everyone that it was Dwarf Month, which it is again this year.  Well, this year, I want to say a word about breast cancer month - which this also is.  Ladies should go and be checked for breast cancer, but do you men know that you can get breast cancer too?  I never knew until the first time Anna went for breast x-rays.  She wouldn't go in alone, so I went in with  her.  The lady in there told me that men could get breast cancer too and should be checked when their wives do.  I thought she was kidding or just trying to get some money from me.  Wouldn't you know it, the lady after Anna had cancelled.  When I refused to have mine taken after Anna's - Anna said she wouldn't get hers either. So I promised.  After Anna got hers done, I had mine done.

When I got talking to the men after church one Sunday, I brought that up.  I was surprised for two men in the group say they had had breast cancer and had to have surgery.  One even showed his scars.  So when Anna schedules her appointment, she schedules one for me, too.  We go together.  So men, your wives aren't the only ones that get it.  Be on the safe side and you be checked out, too.  Don't think that it would never happen to you.  It is better to be safe than sorry for both you and your wife.

This coming Sunday Bishop Eli will announce John's and Sarah's wedding.  Sarah will not attend service that Sunday.  After the announcement is made John will try to leave the house and go to where Sarah is.  Of course if any of his fellow friends have an idea what is happening, they will try to stop him.  Oh, his friends might take his horse off the buggy, or put someone else's horse on the buggy or maybe take a wheel off the buggy or whatever else they can think up.  John is hoping that he can get to the buggy before someone else does.

When he gets to Sarah's parents, he will sit and talk with her about the wedding or they may go for a ride in the buggy depending on the weather.  They may come over to our house.   Anna and I will leave  the house right after church - we will not stay for the dinner.  So will Sarah's parents.  It has already been decided that Anna and I will have dinner for Sarah's parents, Sarah, John and us.

Then the hectic starts.  It is a great time, but there is lots to do.  John will go deliver all the invitations except to friends and family out of town - they get mailed.  The ladies will start on who does what and who makes what for the wedding afternoon and evening dinners.  Sarah's parents house must be cleaned spotless.  The barn must be cleaned.  I am to help by checking the house and barn inside and out to see if it needs any work.  They have to make arrangements for the dishes buggy and the seats buggy.  Of course, make sure Sarah's dress is done and John's suit.

It is easier on us than it is on Sarah's parents.  It is all happening at their house.  We are just helping out.  Sarah's Father has some handicaps that slow him down a bit.  It also causes that there are some jobs he can't do.  Although he still has two son's home, there is so much to do at this time.  So I told him that John and I would give him a hand to get ready for the wedding. Of course, I asked John first before offering him to work.

Sarah was not to happy with the furniture that John bought at the auction.  She thinks one of the bedroom sets is going in their room - but it's not. One is being handmade for them.  They are also getting a new handmade dining room set.   New handmade living room set is coming, too. Even John doesn't know it, but it doesn't both him as much as Sarah.  The furniture he bought is going into the guest bedrooms.  Anna and Sarah's Mother have been over there working on the place to fix it up nice.  They are even going to buy groceries so the house will be ready.

John and Sarah are not allowed to go into their house now.  All the shades are drawn and the doors have paper taped on the windows.  They will be allowed to go into their house, the day after their wedding.  When they marry, they will spend the first night at her parents house so they can help get the house back in order. As they are getting married on Friday, they will have to get the whole house back together on Saturday as Sunday is the Lord's Day.

Anna and I are very happy that they chose to be married on our anniversary.  We feel very special for that.

Next week is Jean' s week.  So Lord willing, I will be back November 3rd.  Where has this year gone?

Trust God's Wisdom,
Elmer




16 comments:

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Folks,
Elmer is on today. Hope you enjoy him.

It is kind of chilly here.

Marilyn

Tom said...

I must say an Amish Friday wedding is a first for me. Tom The Backroads Traveller

littlemancat said...

Many thanks to Elmer for such an interesting post - and to Marilyn too, of course! I wonder if Elmer would mind this question about the dishes buggy? Are these dishes that are specifically for special events or are they gathered from families each time there's a wedding or special occasion. Just wondering. Thank!
Mary

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy Elmer and the rest of the gang. Very interesting.
My husband had to have a mammogram once. Lets just say he did not enjoy it.
Fall is here in MO
jodie

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Tom,
It was the first for me, too.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Mary,
I will see that Elmer gets your questions. I am sure that either he or Anna Will answer them.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Jodi,
Glad that you enjoy Elmer. A mammogram is not fun for us women and it must be worse for a man.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Jodi,
Glad that you enjoy Elmer. A mammogram is not fun for us women and it must be worse for a man.

Marilyn

dynnamae n said...

I really enjoyed this post, as I usually do. I wish Anna & Elmer a happy anniversary and all the best to Sarah and John and their upcoming wedding. God bless them all and also you Marilyn in all you do to share with us readers.

Anonymous said...

Hi Elmer, Excellent admonition on male+female mammograms. While it is definitely NOT comfortable, it is necessary and may very well save a person's life.
Even with all the craziness to prepare for John+Sarah's wedding, I'm sure you all will have a great time working together toward this blessed event. Time flies when you're having fun! Hope John can out fox his friends after church Sunday. That'll be a hoot! Many blessings for John+Sarah and everyone in both families.
As always, blessings to you, too, Marilyn. Carol

annie said...

such good advice Elmer!
enjoyed reading about the wedding details, how blessed they will be, and
so good of everyone to help them be prepared!

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi dynnamae,
Glad you enjoyed Elmer. I will see they get your message. Thank you so much for me, too.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Carol,
I will see that everyone gets your messages. Sure they will appreciate them. It is important that both men and women get mammograms.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Annie,
Glad you enjoyed Elmer's post today. I will see they all get your messages.

Marilyn

Countryside Reflections said...

I love hearing about John and Sarah's wedding plans, and Elmer has great advice for men and women's mammograms. Thank you for reminding us.

Doreen

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Doreen,
I will see that Elmer gets your message.

Marilyn