Monday, October 20, 2014
ELMER TALKS OF A COUPLE DIFFERENT THINGS
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,