Friday, July 3, 2015


I, too, want to thank you all for your prayers and donations for fixing Marilyn's car.  It was so kind of you to do this.  You have given for gas, the camera and now the car.  You are gracious and God's people.

All the crops are in.  Rain is helping it grow.  But there can be too much water, too which we are concerned about it.  Rain can also do more harm than good.  We must trust that all will come up well in the end.

Oh, Elmer said that Edward does taxes.  He made a mistake.  Edward can not be a tax preparer until he is 18 years old.  Among the Amish and Mennonites, Edward keeps the books, but still anything he does that goes to the state has to be reviewed and signed by the fellow who is teaching him and has a license.

Thomas' lady came and they went through the house together.  She agreed on the two walls coming down and how to set up the kitchen.  Thomas said he thought it funny that she and Edward were going over how to set up the kitchen.  The wall they wanted to take down in the living room, David said would be too much.  There is one of the support beams in that wall.  It could be done, but the price would be way too much, even if they did it themselves.  So only one wall is coming down, the kitchen one.

Whenever any of the men get a chance they go over there and work on it.  It seems like they have a lot of time to work on it, but they don't.  David said they might have to get more help in there to get it all done.  Fellow Old Order Mennonites, Amish and some of the Englishers will help if we need it.

Susan has a part-time job this summer.  The Englisher lady across the road was looking for someone to help with washing, and cleaning her house.  She asked me, but I told her I wouldn't have the time.  Then she asked for Susan.  At first I said no.  But the lady said she wouldn't give her any hard jobs.  Her husband would move furniture if need be.  Just someone to help with the laundry and dusting.  So David and I discussed it. Knowing the lady really well, we decided to give it a try.  It seems to be working well.

We get up earlier than the lady, so she was surprised to find Susan in her flower bed when she got up one morning.  She asked Susan what she was doing.  Susan told her weeding.  The lady was pleased, but told Susan she hadn't asked her to do that.  Susan said she knew it, but it had to be done.  The lady thought that was the cutest.  I told her, it was our way.  We see work, it must he done - so we do it.

Susan has an account down at the bank, so part of the money she makes goes into the account.  We explained that money is not to be wasted.  The first pay, she went a little over board buying things, but after that most of it goes into the account.  She also donates part of her pay to the Lord's work.

Now, Katie would like a job.  We told her that her job is at home right now.  She got a little upset until I told her with Susan gone and her gone, who would help me at home.  Really she is way to young to work outside the home.  Maybe Susan is too, but she is right across the street and only works a couple of hours a day - a couple of days a week.  Seems like all our children are growing so fast.

Again, Marilyn and I want to thank for all your help for the car repair.  You are all so kind.  I think Elmer is going to put something on here, too.

Be with God,


Again, Marilyn and I thank you so much. Should anyone still desire to help her on her car repair, her Pay Pal is If you don't have PayPal you can contact Marilyn at Again, we do not want anyone donating that takes from their own needs, can not afford it or would hurt them financially.  This is the last time, I will be putting this on.  You have all well out done what we ever thought she would receive.  You are kind and generous people.   God Bless you.

Trust God's Wisdom,


Again, I want to thank you all for what you have done for me both prayer wise and financially.  You have taken a great load off me.  Thank you seems to small to say for all you have done.  You are all in my prayers.  I never expected all the generous that I received and am still receiving.  I am very thankful and humble for all you have done. God Bless you all.

Happy Fourth of July.

Blessings to you and yours,



Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Marilyn. It is so true, you blink and your children are grown. I hope that you are feeling better and am so happy that others were able to bless you. Have a wonderful weekend!

Vickie said...

Happy 4th to you all! I enjoyed Jean's post very much. Katie makes me smile. :D

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Angela,
Children do grow fast. I am feeling better and am really happy that others were able to bless me. Hope that New York State of Mind continues to please them.

Happy Fourth of July weekend,

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,
Happy Fourth of July weekend to you. Will see that Jean gets your message.

Hugs to Mable and Henry,
Marilyn and Pierre

kymber said...

Happy Fourth of July weekend to everyone at New York State of Mind. Marilyn, please tell everyone how much we enjoy their posts and how much we learn from them. and i am just so glad that such a load has been taken off of you. sending love to you and everyone who writes here.

your friend,

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Kymber,
Happy Fourth of July to you,too. I will see that everyone gets your message. Oh, this has been a load off my mind, truly.

Love to you,

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Kymber,

Happy Fourth of July to you, too. I will see that everyone gets your message.
There is a big load off my mind. I thank you and everyone else, so many times and still I don't think I'm saying it enough.

Your Friend,

Countryside Reflections said...

Thank you for giving us an update on Edward's house, and I love to hear about Susan and Katie. I hope everyone had a great 4th of July.