Thursday, July 21, 2016


Guess this ladies week this week.  Anna did Monday and I am doing this one.

We talk about all the work we do, thought I would tell you some of activities we do.  Being summer, we try to get out when we can.  Ruth and I have been cooking and baking.  This week after meeting, Thomas, Ruth, Michael, Edward, Katie, Susan, David Jr., David and I are going on a picnic.  Edward asked if he could bring a lady friend, also.  We said yes.

We remember what happened between Thomas and Ruth, last year  So we are wondering if Edward has found someone special, too.  Edward says she belongs to our meeting (church), So we figure it must be someone we know. David asked if something was coming we didn't know.  Edward says, no,  but he was smiling when he said that.

Told Thomas, and he said that means they would have to move.  David told him, not to start building their new house yet.  Thomas and Ruth were thinking that maybe they should build their new house, anyway.  The only one of our adopted sons that isn't 18 yet is Michael and his birthday is in October..

Anyway, on Sunday, we shall find out who this young lady is that Edward is bringing.

We also like to get in the buggy, in the evening, maybe go to the ice cream parlor to get ice cream cones, and watch the beautiful sunsets.  We also like to fishing.  The only one who really doesn't enjoy fishing is Ruth.  She does it, when we all go, but it is not one of her favorite pastimes.

Michael and Edward also go meet with the young folks.  They have soft ball or volley ball games, cookouts, singing, and more.  On Saturday evenings, they have singings at someones home.    We parents all take turns having these at our homes.

Susan is growing and wants to go to singings.  She is too young.  She does go with young folks their own age to soft ball and volley games.  Sometimes she plays.  Sometimes she encourages the others.  She has some friends that like to go fishing, like she does, so she goes along.  Sometimes one of them brings a picnic for all.  Sometimes each brings their own lunch.

Thomas, Michael, Edward and David got together and built Thomas and Ruth a new buggy. Even Kevin came over to give them a hand.  They don't do that for everyone.   It's just that Thomas and Ruth were going over their finances and couldn't afford another buggy.  It almost looks like it was made by a professional buggy maker.  Thomas and Ruth treasure it.  They can't believe we would all do that for them. We reminded them that Thomas worked, too.  This buggy has a front seat and back seat.  David and I hope they fill that back seat up with grandchildren.  They tell us not to rush.

Oh, I got off subject.  Sometimes we go and take walks to see the beautiful flowers, trees, animals that God has graced us with.  Seeing the sunset is breath taking.   We also just sit on our porch, have ice tea or lemonade  and talk.

Be With God,


Tom said...

Nice to hear of a family that enjoys the simple things of life!

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,

Sure is nice they enjoy the simple things of life.


Vickie said...

What a wonderful update. I find myself sitting here smiling along with Edward. ;) Can't wait for further news on that!

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,

I will see that Jean gets your message. Will let you know the news.

Hugs to Mable, Henry and Murphy,
Marilyn and Pierre

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean, nice to hear of all the simple+lovely things all of you do outside of the normal necessary work of the day. Relaxation is important, too. Sounds like Edward has a special friend, too. God bless him!
Blessings to all in your family, Carol

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Carol,
I will see that Jean gets your message. See what I can find our about Edward.

Blessings to you and yours,

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Jean for taking time to do this post. You must be so busy this time of year. I look forward to hearing more about Edward! How wonderful about the new buggy. what a gift. All the "fun" things you like to do are some of my favorites, too. Especially going for ice cream after all the day's work is done!

dynnamae n said...

It is always such a pleasure to hear from Jean, Anna or Elmer. I thank them all for sharing their lives with us readers. Everything Jean talked about would be my kind of relaxation. I enjoy fishing with my sister. It is always nice to be with family too. Looking forward to more about Edwards lady friend. I wish Hannah and her family all the best as they decide what they need to do for their family. May God bless you all.