Monday, July 13, 2015

ELMER'S IN TROUBLE AGAIN REGARDING COURTING BUGGIES

Someone said that their Amish friends have never heard of a courting buggy and would like information about our courting buggies.  Anna said she would like me to answer that question.  I said we don't have courting buggies.  Anna said she knew that, but I didn't.  I asked what gave her that idea.  She said because I had mentioned courting buggies in some of my posts.

Before we give our posts, we either type on a manual typewriter or write them out in long hand.  It makes it easier when we are on the telephone giving the post to Marilyn.  Of course, sometimes we revise, add or subtract or change something a bit.  But all in all the post is what is on the paper.  Anna keeps all these papers so we can look through and see what posts we have already given.  Sort to stop us from repeating ourselves.

So when I said I didn't mention courting buggy, Anna got out the papers and pointed out where I said courting buggy and sure enough I said courting buggy in more than one post.  I told her what I said was not what I meant or maybe what I meant was not what I said.  She said that people believe we have special courting buggies, which we don't.

So I told her what I meant by a courting buggy.  When a man and a woman have been seeing each other and have decided to start courting - they are a courting couple.  Many times they are going on rides or to places in a buggy.  That is what I called a courting buggy.  A buggy that contains a man and woman who are courting.  That does not mean it is a special buggy.  It is just a buggy containing two people who are courting.

Anna, now really thinks I've lost it.  She said she never heard of such a thing, but being married to me as long as she has - she understands.  But other people don't.  She brought up about John and Sarah having a courting buggy before they married.  Anna said in other words it was a plain buggy until they got in it, when they were courting, then it became a courting buggy.  I told her yes, that's what I meant.  Anna said people will never understand that.

I told her, I guess it goes back to when we were courting age.  My Father would say there are Elmer and Anna (or whatever of my brothers or sisters) courting in that buggy. What he really meant was that I was taking you courting in one of our buggies.  So I got to shortening it to courting buggy.   Anna said I never told her that.  I said the subject never came up before.

So I asked Anna, how do I explain this to you.  Anna said she would take care of it.

ANNA

We don't have special courting buggies.  We never did.

Trust God's Wisdom,
Elmer and Anna

22 comments:

Countryside Reflections said...

Anna and Elmer are such a great couple. I love hearing from them, and it must be so funny to actually spend time listening to them talk together.

Thanks for the explanation.

Doreen

Anonymous said...

Elmer, once again, thank you for the great post.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Doreen,
They are a great couple. It is funny listening to them talk together. I will see they get your message.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Anonymous,

Happy you enjoyed the post. Will see that Elmer and Anna get your message.

Marilyn

Tom said...

Well that clears things up...sort of! Tom The Backroads Traveller

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,
Yes, it does - sort of.
Marilyn

kymber said...

bahahahahahah! oh waaaay too funny! that Elmer is a hoot! but Anna's response is even funnier! oh please tell them what a great laugh and chuckle i got from this post. what a beautiful way to start the day...and always with the Lord on my mind when i read the posts here. thanks so much to both of them and to you, Marilyn!

your friend,
kymber

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Kymber,
You should have been here while I was trying to type this on the computer. I will see they get your message.

Marilyn

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Marilyn. Oh my goodness! I wish that I lived closer to Elmer and Anna. I would love to sit at their kitchen table and just listen. They are so incredible. Humor keeps a relationship alive. I am still giggling. LOL And I think that Anna cleared it all up for us. LOL

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Angela,

Oh, they are funny, sometimes. They can also be very serious. They do have a great sense of humor. I think Anna cleared it all up, too.

Marilyn

dynnamae n said...

This post was a hoot! Once I started laughing it just got funnier as it went along. I so enjoy our glimpse into Elmer & Anna's relationship. So happy they have each other and share with us. What a blessing for you Marilyn, to count these folks among your friends. Thank you for your blog.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning dynnamae n,

They are funny !! That's for sure. It is a blessing that they are among my friends. Will see they get your message.

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Oh Elmer, you are such a riot! Laughed the whole way through! I know there are some communities that have specific literal courting buggies, and I also understood your explanation re: courting buggies. Never-the-less, this post has been SO funny! Love Anna's straightening out the matter with her black and white, down to earth explanation that your group have no courting buggies. The End! Just love you two! How you uplift us and make us all laugh is such a gift.
Bet you were laughing your head off as Elmer+Anna were giving you the post, Marilyn! Blessings, Carol

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Carol,
Elmer is funny. Anna straightened it out. It was funny to me. I was laughing as Elmer gave it to me. Will see they get your message.

Marilyn

Vickie said...

Yep. I too enjoyed this post. Thanks to Anna, Elmer and you too Marilyn.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Vickie,
Happy you enjoyed the post. Will see that Anna and Elmer get your message.

Hugs to Mable and Henry,
Marilyn and Pierre

Anonymous said...

Great post. Poor Elmer, foiled again! Love them.
Carol in SC

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Carol in SC,
I will see they get your message. Yes, Elmer was foiled again.

Marilyn

Willow's Quiet Corner said...

LOL! I'm still laughing. Oh, Elmer, when will you learn to listen to Anna? :) This was too funny! Anna, good thing you keep him on task! Sounds like we have a kind of Amish Burns and Allen here!

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Willow's Quiet Corner,

They are funny together. It was really funny this time. I will see they get your message.

Marilyn

Prairie Stitcher said...

I love the story. And it makes perfect sense to me. And it makes me chuckle. Thanks for the clarity.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hello Prairie Stitcher,

Glad you enjoyed the story. So happy it makes sense to you. I will see that Elmer gets your message.

Marilyn