Monday, July 20, 2015


First of all, I want to tell you the final on how generous you have all been to Marilyn.  The total that all of you gave was $750.00.  We gave $700.00 to the garage and $50.00 to her friends that she owes the loan too.  The total of garage bills was $1,670.21.  With your donations, her friends loan and money that she had, the garage bill is down to $370.21.  Her friend's loan was $500.00, that is down to $400.00.  Again, we thank you so much.  We asked for $200.00 and you were so generous ($750.00).  I know Marilyn has something to say at the end.

Someone asked how Sarah is doing being with child.  She is doing well.  Took a while, but she got over the morning sickness.  I don't know how women going through that morning sickness.  Good thing men don't go through it, we wouldn't know what to do.

When then baby is do is a debate.  The doctor and midwife say in November.  Anna says in October.  So we are saying the end of October or first part of November.  Micheal (Jean's  son) and I would kind of like it if she (or he) was born on our birthday, October 31st.  Only the good Lord knows the date for sure, so we wait.  As long as Sarah and the baby come through in good health, that is what matters.

Anna told me I should maybe stay away from the subject of buggies for a while.  But, I am not taking her advice, like I sometimes don't.  It gets me in trouble sometimes, I hope not this time.

The buggy in the picture above is the buggy Amish boys get when they turn 16 and go through their rummage.  Sometimes the parents give them the horse and buggy on their 16th birthday.  Sometimes the young man has to buy it himself.

When Anna and I were rummage age, girls didn't have such buggies, but with the change of the times some of the girls get one, today.  Not many of them, but some do.

Marilyn took this picture and the light was not the best at the time.  You will note that the young folks in that buggy are not Amish.  That was Anna and my son John's buggy.  When Jean and David found themselves with three son's and two buggies for the boys, John loaned them his as being married, he won't need it anymore.

So, in the picture, is an Amish buggy driven by an Old Order Mennonite young man.  I know the small one in the buggy is Jean and David's  son, David Jr. Am not sure if Michael or Edward are driving the buggy.  I know for sure it isn't Thomas as he is much taller than they are.

So I am not saying anymore about buggies this time.  I did want you to see the buggy the young men, mostly, use during their rummage.

Trust God's Wisdom,


Thank you, seems so little to say for all you have done for me.  The load you have taken off of me.  I am feeling much better regarding my panic attacks, I still have them but not anywhere as bad as they were.

You all have been so generous to me both money wise and prayer wise.  I really appreciated it.  You all are in my prayers.

Blessings to you all,


Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Marilyn. I am so happy that you are feeling better. I am not surprised that others felt moved to help, with money and prayers. There are still amazing people out in the world. Sometimes you need to look just a little harder for them!

I think I'll go with Anna's time line...LOL My son was born on my father's birthday. I always thought that made them closer.

Whatever the date, children are always a gift!

Vickie said...

Good Morning Marilyn. So glad Sarah is doing well. So glad you are doing better. I thanked God for you today.♥

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Angela,

You are right. There are amazing people in this world so moved to help. I really appreciate them, too.

That would be nice if he or she was born on John or Sarah or Elmer's Birthday.

Oh yes, children are always a gift.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,

I have been thanking the Lord too. Also, remember everyone in my prayers.

Will see that Elmer and Sarah get your message.


dynnamae n said...

Praise God for the generosity His people. So happy to read this today and that you are doing better. Good to hear fro Elmer and his comments. My sister I am traveling with is also an Oct. 31 baby! She is in good company with Elmer and Michael as birthday twins. Blessings to you, Marilyn.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi dynnamae n,

I do Praise God for His generous people. Oh, you sister has an October 31st birthday, I will have to tell Elmer and Michael.

Blessings to you and yours,

Anonymous said...

Glad you got financial help from friends! It should lower your stress levels. I know it would mine.
Never heard it called "rummage", must be a local term. Nice to see the pic of the buggy!
Carol in SC

Ingrid said...

Happy for todays post, glad your feeling better. Looks like a good chunk of the bill was taking care of, the remainder looks more manageable. Hope this eases your worries a little.

Happy also to hear that Sarah is feeling well.( I like how Elmer said he is glad that men don't have the babies )that put a smile on my face. And like Elmer says the important thing is that mother and baby will be fine. Although I can imagine it would make Elmer happy to share a birthday.


New York State Of Mind said...

Hello Carol,

I am so grateful for what every one did. It does lower my stress level. They call it rummage in Elmer's area. Glad you like the buggy picture.

Blessings to you and yours,

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Ingrid,

It is load off me. It much more manageable.

Elmer does hope that they both are well. That's what matters. Yes, he would like one of his grandchildren born on his birthday.


Prairie Stitcher said...

And you, Marilyn and all, in our prayers, too. Ask Elmer if he would explain "going through rummage age"? Or maybe you can tell us. Thanks so much for sharing with us

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Prairie Stitcher,

Thank you so much for keeping me in your prayers. I really appreciate it. I pray for everyone at New York State of Mind, too. As far as the "rummage, I am going let Elmer answer that one. He knows more about that than I do.