Thursday, July 28, 2016


I am giving this to Marilyn on Monday morning and there is a light rain outside.  We hope that it keeps up.  Sure could use it on our crops, garden and yard.

Guess you all want to know about Edward's lady friend that he bought to our picnic.  When we saw her, we knew who she was.  She goes to our meeting (church), so we know her parents, very well as they are friends of ours.  Although unasked, she brought a dish to pass with her.

She is Edward's age.  Edward said not to plan any weddings or anything.  She blushed.  They knew each other through meetings.  He brought her home after singing several times and they found they have many of the same interests.

She lives at home and works cleaning a couple of houses.  Also, she does sewing, quilting, and more.  She told us her Father made some excuse to have his records checked where Edward's works.  Wanted to see what kind of job he had.  Her Father told her, some people aren't the same outside of meetings as they are at meetings, so he was checking anyone who goes with his daughters.  We guess Edward passed her Father's inspection.

We enjoyed having her with us at the picnic and have the feeling we will be seeing more of her.  David and I hope that, if they make the decision to marry, that they wait until they are a year or two older.  We prefer they don't marry until they are 20 or so, but it is God's will not ours.

Someone asked what else does David do besides our freezing locker.  We also have our farm, which Michael, Edward and David help him with.  During the winter and sometimes during the other seasons, he does work in peoples home if they want painting or construction.  Sometimes people want rooms remodeled or changes made.  Also, he does wood work - making items to sell or for peoples use.  He and Thomas do that.

Michael has his own repair barn on our property, where he repairs farm equipment, washers, dryers, etc. and even a car once in a while

Michael and Edward also own some property that they farm, right now.  Edward's section is going to Thomas' as the house Thomas lives in use to be Edward's Grandmother's house. When Edward's time to marry comes, he wants to live in his Grandmother's house.

Edward works in the bookkeeping.  He keeps people's books and taxes.  Right now, someone has to check his work and have it filled under their name.  Edward has to take a test before he can be licensed.  When he gets that, he is thinking of opening his own business.

Thomas is our jack of all trades.  He and Ruth have their farm.  Thomas enjoys working with wood.  He has also helped David on remodeling jobs.  Also, he has given Michael a hand with his repair machine equipment business.  He also has trained horses for people.  Helped Elmer putting siding on someone's house.  Done plumbing for people.  I can't remember all he does.  So far, no one has ever asked him do something he couldn't do.

David Jr. helps his father on the farm.  He feeds the animals, milks the cows, and more.  His Father takes him out in the fields to learn plowing and alike.

So I guess that tells of most of the jobs the men can do.  They all have jobs and get them done - most of the time.

Be With God,


Tom said...

Such a busy bunch!

Anonymous said...

Just made me tired reading it.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,

They are a busy bunch!


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Jodie,

They do don't they.


Vickie said...

A wonderful update on everyone. I wonder, is Edward still interested in cooking?

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,

I will see that Jean gets your question. Glad you like the update.


Anonymous said...

Hard working and diverse to boot! It's all good! I know there's a lot that the women do for their families and the community. Would you give us a run down that goes on throughout the year? Thanks, Jean. Appreciated. Blessings, Carol

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Carol,

Hard working and diverse is good. Will see Jean gets your message and question.

Blessings to you and yours,

Anonymous said...

Just now catching up. Thank you, Jean for telling us. Farmers, no matter where we live, all seem to have multiple talents and jobs to support our families. Hope we'll hear more in the future about the young couple and all your lives, in general.
Some questions: 1) how far away are your grocery and fabric stores? 2) how far away is your meeting house/church? Thanks.