Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from our house to yours.  As Elmer said, where has this year gone?  It seems it just started and here we are coming to an end.

We also really got Marilyn on her Birthday this year.  Michael and I went to the library to use one of their computers.  To pick out the cake picture, he went through a lot of pictures on the computer of all sorts of Happy Birthday photos.  When we saw that cake, I told Michael, that was the one.

The morning of her Birthday, I made the cake to look exactly like that one in the picture except for the leaf.  I had no fake leaves and I didn't think I should put a real one from the yard on the cake.  The post and later the cake was really a shock for Marilyn.

My Mother is having Thanksgiving Dinner over at her house this year.  I was suppose to, but with the wedding coming up, she said she would do it.  She said this is the last year.  Like David's Mother, she says this every year, but somehow she or David's Mother have it.

So glad Ruth has chosen to finally have a name.  We thank you all for giving names.  It was a lot of fun at this end, too.  Then, she decided to use her real name - Ruth.  I, myself, always liked that name and I see people on New York State of Mind did too.  We asked Thomas which he was going to come up with to top name choosing.  He said he is done.

Thomas and Ruth's house is almost done for them to move into when they marry.  They need some more furniture and farm equipment.  No, we are mot moving the farm equipment in the house.  David said they don't need most of the farm equipment to the spring, so worry about the house now.  Thomas and David have made some furniture that Ruth doesn't know about.  They want to surprise her when they move in.

I have Thomas wedding suit all made.  Susan is working on Katie and her dresses.  I am making new suits for Michael and Edward to wear at the wedding - they both need new ones.  Susan is going to try making one for her Father and David Jr.  I am keeping an eye on her in case she needs help, but she seems to be doing find on her own.

Elmer told me to ad that Emma, Bishop Eli's wife has agreed to put a post on here.  We don't know exactly when, but it is coming.  She will tell what it is like being a Bishop's wife.  I think you will like her.  She has the same sense of humor Elmer, Anna and Bishop Eli have.

Oh, I almost forgot.  Thomas and Ruth are getting married on December 15th.  Yes, Marilyn is invited.  They wanted to get married December 24th, but Bishop Joseph, said he couldn't do it that day, so they settled on the 15th.  There is so much to do, but so little time.  My Mother said not to worry as it all gets done and the wedding will be beautiful. Mom has experience, she should know.

Grandfather Albert and Grandmother Olive are coming on Amtrak to be here for the wedding and will stay until Christmas.  Unless someone else gets married at Christmas time up here, it will be their last Christmas up here.  They said they don't want to come up with all the snow and ice. (What snow and ice?)  Anyway, if we want to see them at Christmas, we know where they live in Florida.

Jean, David and Family


Tom said...

The 15th should be a wonderful day.

Vanssmomc said...

Good Morning to Jean and her entire family. Weddings are such a wonderful family day. Blessings to all. Cathy in Webster

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Marilyn. What a wonderful post! I'm glad that Ruth has a name...and very funny that everyone picked her real name! LOL

It sounds like it is going to be a busy December for everyone. I can't wait to hear about Ruth's reaction when she sees her "surprise" furniture. How special that she and Thomas will have furniture made with love just for them.

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Good morning! It is so nice to hear of all the preparations for the newlyweds and to hear about a new person posting to New York State of Mind - Welcome Emma! I look forward to hearing all about the "happenings" of the family and friends in your neck of the woods......Also Happy Thanksgiving to you all from our house. I think that it is safe to say that we are truly blessed and have quite a bit to be thankful for. Enjoy this time.......Chris

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Everyone,

It seems things are going to be busy at Jean's house. Yes, I have been invited to the wedding and plan on attending it. The 15th should be a wonderful day. Iwill see that Jean' gets your messages.


Anonymous said...

A happy and blessed Thanksgiving to everyone.
I look forward to reading anything Emma writes about. Also, more about everyone's Thanksgiving gatherings, more posts about the wedding, maybe some info from Grandma Olive and Grandpa Albert.
I have benefited so very much and learned so much from everyone who posts on here.

Thank you to Marilyn and everyone!!

Anonymous said...

Busy, exciting, and happy time for all is most obvious in your post, Jean. Thanks for sharing. Will definitely be thinking and praying for Thomas and Ruth on their special day. Blessings, Carol

Vickie said...

I am very impressed with young Susan's sewing skills.
That wedding is coming up fast. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Lily said...

Also impressed with Susan's sewing skills. And another good post. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

littlemancat said...

And Happy Thanksgiving to Jean and her family too! To everyone, of course.
Thanks for the wedding update - I too am amazed at the sewing skills of young Susan.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hello Everyone,
I will see that Jean gets your messages. Susan is a great sewer - of course she had a great teacher. Jean once told me she could teach Susan and when the time comes Katie, on a one by one basis, but she could never teach a class room full of girls.


New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Folks,
Our snow has mostly melted away, so I changed the header, back again. Also, Jean and I forgot to get a recipe for tomorrow. Let's see what we come with up.


dynnamae n said...

As someone who didn't really start sewing until I was 20, I'm very impressed with Susan making clothes for herself and family members. So happy for Thomas and Ruth with their wedding coming soon. It will be fun to read about it. It will be good to hear from Emma also. I'm grateful that she wants to participate. I thank everyone that shares their lives with us. Marilyn, I wish you and everyone else, a very Happy Thanksgiving.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi dynnamae n,
I am impressed about Susan't sewing, too. I never did learn to sew. People tried to teach me, but I guess I am kind of thick when it comes to sewing. I am not sure when Emma will be on, but she said she would do us a post. We are all looking forward to Thomas and Ruth's wedding.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,