Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Today, New York State of Mind is finishing it's third year.  It hardly seems, to me, that we have been going that long.  Time sure has passed by fast.

For those that are new, I will give a brief explanation on how New York State of Mind came about.  On the computer I found Amish Stories owned by Richard.  He was looking for someone Amish or Old Order Mennonite to give posts on his blog.  I asked Jean and after discussing it with her husband David and her Bishop she came on to Amish Stories.  What was suppose to be occasionally, turned into weekly.  After a while, Richard had changes in his life which led him to making changes on his blog.  Jean said she would only post on a blog of Richard's or mine.  Now, I knew nothing about blogs.  So three years, ago, Richard gave me an e-mail to go to and there was New York State of Mind, he had made this for me.  I have had to e-mail Richard for a lot of help over the years, which I thank him for, Richard's blog is www.PureCountryLiving,com I am still learning different things on here.

I thank Richard, for all he has done for me.  Also, Jean, Grandmother Olive, Elmer, Anna, Martha, and all that have given me the posts to put on here.  I thank all of you that have given me pictures and posts to put on here.  Most of all I thank you all that come, read the posts - some leave messages, some don't.  You all are appreciated,

Thank you all for all you have done for me.  Really thank you for all the gifts you gave me on paying the garage on my car repairs,  I have only two more payments to go to the garage and they will be paid off !!  Five more payments and my loan my friends gave me for the car will be paid off !! Also, want to thank you for your thoughts, prayers and advice on my brother's passing.  You don't know how much you mean to me,

On here, we have been through the good times and the not so good times.  In addition to Jean, Elmer, Anna, Grandmother Olive and more, I try to put things on what I think will interest you.  Sometimes I  have put on things, I think you will really like and I don't get many people.  Again, sometimes I put on something that, I think,  might not be as good as others and I get a lot of messages.  So I never know how a post will go until it's on.

Just some information.  Our total number of pageviews since we have been on is 1,231,414,  There are 58 members, but lots more people respond here than are members.  The top two most popular posts of all time were Palmyra, NY Famous Four Churches (January 12, 2014) and Gorham Fire Department (May 10, 2013).

So we are ending our 3rd year and tomorrow we start our 4th year.  I hope you have enjoyed New York State of Mind.  I feel you are more family than friends.  Again, thank you for all you have done.

Blessings to you all,

Jean's recipe will be on tomorrow.


Tom said...

I'll be over for cake and ice cream later!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your third birthday! I for one enjoy reading your blog each day and hope it continues. It is nice to widen our knowledge of different life styles and cultures and to experience life experiences through another's eyes! Keep up the good work and most of all THANK YOU! Chris

Vanssmomc said...

Happy Birthday to New York State of Mind! Big thanks to you Marilyn and all who make this a favorite read of mine every day!! Cathy in Webster

Angela Tucker said...

Happy Blog Birthday to you, Marilyn!! I stumbled on this blog several months ago and have been a daily reader ever since. I like that as much as everyone thinks they are different, we have more in common than not. Thank you to ALL who make this a special place.

Have a wonderful day and save me a piece of cake, too! LOL

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,


littlemancat said...

Happy Birthday to this wonderful blog and thanks for all you do to bring it to us. Also to Elmer,Anna,Jean,Grandmother Olive and their friends,family for sharing their stories and knowledge with us through you.
Best to you and Pierre!

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Chris,
Thank you for the compliments. I am so glad you enjoy New York State of Mind.
I enjoy doing it. It is nice that we can see other cultures and they can see ours.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Cathy,

Thank you. I will see everyone gets your message. We all enjoy doing it.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Angela,
So glad you found us. I agree with you, we have more common with the Amish and Mennonites - and yet we are different. I will see that everyone gets your message.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Mary,
I will see that everyone gets your message. We enjoy doing the blog. Thank you for the compliments.

Best to you,, too,
Marilyn and Pierre

dynnamae n said...

Happy Blog Anniversary, Marilyn. I am behind here being at the boonies cabin, off the grid. Visiting a McDonalds at the moment. (; You know, I greatly enjoy you, all our writers here and of course your beloved Pierre. I wish you all the best in your endeavors here. Hugs to you.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi dynnamae n,
Hope you are enjoying cabin. Thank you for the compliments. I will see everyone gets your messages. Pierre likes your compliments, too.

Hugs to you, too,
Marilyn and Pierre

Anonymous said...

Happy B'day to NYSofMind! Yes, time flys by when you're having fun. I know it hasn't all been fun, but the "family"has stuck together for you and are thankful for you and the blog. A big "thank you"to Richard who started all of this and is so willing to help when you ask. Blessings, Carol

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Carol,
Thank you so much. Time sure does fly. So glad we all stuck together through the good times and the not so hot times. I will see that everyone gets your message.

Blessings to you and yours,

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to the blog, and a big Thank You to Marilyn, Richard, Jean, Elmer, and everyone else who shares here! I always enjoy reading this blog.

How did you meet Jean?


New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Stacy,
Thank you for the compliments. I will see that everyone gets your message.

I met Jean quite by accident. Was driving down the road in an Old Order Mennonite area. As I got closer to the driveway, I saw the horse and buggy in the driveway. Thought they would see me coming by. But they didn't. Pulled right out in front of my car. I turned and took for the ditch. They stopped the buggy and the man came running over to the car to see if I could get it out and to apologize for what he did. When I got the car out he invited me into their house to have a cup of tea and calm down. So I went into their house, had the tea and a piece of pie. We talked for a long time before they felt I was calm enough to drive the car again. Of course the man was Jean's husband David and the lady was Jean. Jean had a roadside stand so I went by to buy vegetables and baked goods. We would talk and over time we became friends.