Monday, February 16, 2015
ELMER TELLS OF YOUNG FOLKS AT PINECRAFT
I spoke with John to see what they had been doing while they were there. He started by telling me that they went deep sea fishing right after he had eaten a big breakfast at Eli's Mothers. It seems like last time, the water made him so he fed his breakfast to the fish. The rest of them had a good time.
They also went to tour some of some places in the area like Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Ringling Museum, Farmers Market and alike. He agreed with Grandmother Olive that the weather is a little cooler there than usual, so they haven't been able to go swimming. Sarah had never been swimming. It was a rule her Father had made for his girls. Anyway, John had taken her to a store to buy a swim suit. She was embarassed trying them on even in the dressing room. Sarah wouldn't let him see what she bought until they got back to their cottage. Now that she has it, it is too cold to go swimming.
Also, they have been to the dinners that Pinecraft has once a week. All the money from these dinners go for charity. In the evening there is usually music, so they go to enjoy that. Also on Friday or Saturday the people at Pinecraft hold their own garage sale or auction. They just set up at the community building. People put out items they made, baked, or something they don't need anymore, of course, with a price on them.
With activities they have played volley ball, shuffle board, and more. They really enjoyed. The problem seems that time is going by so fast.
They took Eli's Mother and Step-Father out to dinner at Yoder's. It was sort of a thank you for all the meals and everything else they had done for them. Somehow Eli's Step-Father moved faster than they did and paid the bill. So they are going to try it again. This time they are paying ahead so Step-Father can't pay.
I am telling you of all our son's and daughter in laws did, I wouldn't have anything to say when we get there. Eli's Mother is already calling us the second shift for cooking meals for. We tried to tell her we would take of our meals, but she said rubbage.
John told me how nice the weather is compared to ours. I told him that he would be coming home to what we have and we would be going where he is. Then he didn't think it was so funny.
Trust God's Wisdom,