Monday, March 28, 2016
ELMER TELLS OF EASTER AND MORE
In an Amish home, a woman is not left to handle a large meal alone. Sarah's Mother and sisters came to help, our daughters came and Anna ordered me to take her over there. So there are several women cooking, cleaning and whatever else women do.
The meal came over very well. We all complimented Sarah and all the ladies for all they did. At dinner were all of Sarah's family and Anna, myself and our family. Some of the ladies that came from out of town brought a dish to pass or desert. My biggest surprise was that Anna made a couple of her mince pies for desert. There were other cakes, cookies and pies, but that mince is my favorite. I know that doesn't sound like an Easter desert to many people, but it is a pie for any time of year as far as I am concerned.
Anna had one of the mince pies hid away and brought it home with us. So I had a piece at Sarah's and Anna and I had a piece of the one at home. She put that pie some place where I can't find it as she says she doesn't want me eating it all at once. Anna wants me to watch my weight.
Since we have gotten home, I have put medical bars in our bathroom. We saw it as Grandmother Olive and Grandfather Albert thought, we are not getting younger and even when Anna's leg heals, we can use those bars. We also got a bath tub chair and a seat that makes it easier for Anna on the toilet. Right now I am using one of the other bathroom toilets as that seat Anna uses makes it higher for me than I want it to be. Also, we saw someone had one of those electric chairs for sale in the paper. I tried to rent it from the seller, but he didn't want to. Anna gave it a try and we decided to buy it. Bishop Eli and I got talking and we decided to set up a place, that ended up to be our house, once Anna gets done with these items, we can loan them out to someone else. That way our Amish will have a place to borrow items rather than rent them or buy them. Bishop Eli asked others if they had any medical items that they wanted to donate, we were setting this up. I will keep a list of who takes what out. We will have more to donate when Anna's leg heals - canes, walkers, etc.
Anna and I went to see her doctor and he said she should be able to get the cast off in about a month. Then she will have to have physical therapy so she can walk on it again. Anna, I think, is counting the days. Around the house, she uses her cane or walker. If she goes outside, we use the electric chair. At John and Sarah's she used the walker.
Our daughters and daughters-in-laws have been helping her with bathing. cooking, cleaning and whatever. She says they are doing too much for her. Alma told Anna that we raised them, now it was time for them to do for us. As usual Anna likes to do for herself, us and others - it is hard for her to have others do for her sometimes.
Hope all of your had a Happy Easter. He has risen !!!!
Trust God's Wisdom,