Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Hope you enjoyed Ruth's post. It was difficult to get one of them to do a post.  Told them you are not talking into a computer, but to a person, Marilyn, but they still were nervous.  Finally Thomas got Ruth to do it.

I am giving this post on Sunday morning.  Usually we got to meeting on Sunday, but Bishop Joseph decided to cancel it today.  He felt this wasn't the weather for seniors and parents with little ones to come  - it is just too cold.  It is -9 right now.

After chores, Michael, Edward and Thomas have been out plowing driveways and cleaning sidewalks.  Reminded whoever went to a home that has a green house to clean the snow off of it, especially Anna's since they aren't home.  I know Elmer and Anna's sons are taking care of their farm, but some men don't think of things like cleaning off the greenhouses.

One of the widow ladies that stores food at our place called to make sure we were home.  She was going to come and get some, but we told her we would deliver as she is up in age.  Thomas had stopped at our house to warm up after his plowing.  As she lives by him and Ruth, he took her meat with him.  When he delivered he also cleared her driveway and sidewalk.  The lady wanted to pay him, but Thomas refused.  She has been added to their list.

They have a list of people who can not clear their own driveways and sidewalks.  When they go around to their paying customers, they do the people that need help, too.  Like Thomas said, he couldn't charge an elderly lady there all by herself.  It just wouldn't be right.

They divide who does where, when so they aren't all going at the same time and same places.  Yesterday, all three of them went out about 3 or 4 times plowing as the snow was coming down.  This is in addition to their daily chores and jobs.  They got permission from Bishop Joseph to plow today as it is the Lord's Day.  We are not to do unnecessary work on the Lord's Day.  Bishop Joseph said this is necessary work, but they are not to receive payment on the Lord's Day.

David has told Susan, Katie and myself to stay inside.  They will do our chores.  So yesterday, we baked cookies, and pies for desert.  The men really enjoyed the smells when they came into the kitchen.

Today Ruth, Thomas, Michael and Edward want to go skiing today.  Now that the snow is finally here.  They are using the hill behind a friend of ours house.  Katie, Susan and David Jr. wanted to go, too, but we decided they should wait until Monday, after school as it should be warmer then.

As there is no meeting today, David had a reading and prayers this morning.  Thomas and Ruth did the same at their house.  We can have time with the Lord in the meeting building or in our homes.  The Lord is everywhere.

Even though there is snow and it is cold, it is pretty outside with the sun shinning down.  The birds are coming to our bird feeder, which the men are keeping filled up for us.

Be With God,


dynnamae n said...

Good morning Marilyn. Catching up, as usual, but have so enjoyed it all. In the photo posts, I really enjoyed the 2nd barn photo as it reminds me of a quilt. Love the birds too. Thanks to Ruth for sharing their missionary trip to MO. It would be alot of work but so nice to meeting others from around the country, that came to help. Thank you to Jean also for her post. Cancelling church due to those temps sure is an appropriate and safe thing to do. As she said, the Lord is with us everywhere. Happy anniversary to you and Pierre. It was a great day when you two met and became family. I feel sorry for everyone that doesn't know the joy of a pet. I know some folks life style doesn't allow for them, but for the rest of us, what would we do without their company and love. Hugs to you and Pierre, from me and my girls.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Dynnamae n,
Thank you for the compliments. I will see that Ruth and Jean get their messages. Thank you for Pierre and my anniversary wish. I don't know how people get along without pets. When I lost Rickie, I went to pieces. I had to get another one. I still miss Rickie, but am so glad I have Pierre.

Hugs to your girls and you,
Marilyn and Pierre

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Folks,
We are snowed in. It was snow and now it is a combination of snow and rain. It's a mess. I don't plan on going anywhere today. But, I am trying to take pictures. Birds are having fun this morning but I couldn't get the cardinal or the Bluebird.

They are digging out the sidewalks, but no show on the driveway plow guy. He'll be here when he gets here.


Tom said...

what a wonderful story of folks working together, if only the politicians in Washington could do the same

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,
Be glad you are not here !!!!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post Jean. Good to know everyone is good, safe, warm and fed well!😄 As for the helping out and watching out for one another(no matter what time of the year), that is what the Body of Christ does and it is such a tremendous blessing. In Christ, Carol

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jean. Interesting about church being cancelled due to the cold weather. It's something I hadn't thought about.
Would someone want to tell us about what equipment the boys use to plow? It's something else I hadn't thought about.
Glad to hear they clean off the greenhouses. They're definitely important to everyone who has one.
Surprising to read that Ruth and Thomas were hesitant about giving a post. Seems like generally young people are more comfortable around technology than those of us in the older generation!

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Folks,
I will see that Jean gets your messages and questions. Think the snow as stopped coming down.