Monday, March 27, 2017


This map gives you an idea of where Pinecraft is in relationship to the city of Sarasota.  Pinecraft takes up some space and is still growing.  There is a hotel going up near here.

Since we have been here, Eli and I have not been allowed to do any work.  Fanny and Olive said that they always find some work for us to do when we are here - but not this time.  No painting.  No refinishing.  No fixing.  No nothing.  They had Amos and Albert go over everything to make sure nothing was wrong with anything while we are here.  In a way that is good.  In a way, we feel that we have nothing to do while we are down here.  Like we should be doing something for them.

Well, I guess we have been.  Eli and I have been playing chess, playing suffleboard, walking around taking to people and alike.  Eli, Emma, Fanny, Amos, Olive, Albert, Anna and I have gone to the benefit dinners and music they have.  Also, we all like to walk down to the ice cream stand in the evening.  Of course, we have gone to some of the local stores shopping.  They are having a bus trip to the Kennedy Space center, which Eli, Emma, Anna and I are thinking of going on.

We are so glad that Anna can walk this time.  Last year she had the electric chair.  The electric chair was great sometimes, but other times it was a problem.  We took over Albert and  Olive's cottage last year because it was the easiest place to get the chair in and out of.

Back home Sunday church is held in someone's home every other Sunday.  Down here, we attend church every Sunday in an Amish church.  There is also a Mennonite Church here, too.

The ladies have been cooking, talking and working on a quilt.  I asked if it was the same one from last year and Fanny said no rather tartly.  I must admitt we are eating very well down here.  When Anna heard me say the last statement she asked if I wasn't eating well at home?  I think I got myself in trouble.  Anna is a great cook, no doubt about it.  But, while here, we are eating someone else's cooking most of the time.

Called home to find out how everything is going and was told not to worry.  Everything is just fine.  Stop worrying about things.  Enjoy ourselves. Eli got the same response when he called home.

I guess that's all the news, we have this week.

Trust God's Wisdom ,


Tom said...

...Elmer it sounds like you better be careful choosing your words!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like they are having a wonderful time. Glad they are having such a great time. Yes, Elmer better watch out what he says.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,
I think he better too.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Jodie,
I will see that Elmer gets your message. Yes, he better watch what he says. I don't think Anna was to hard on him.


Vickie said...

Sounds like an excellent time. Ice cream every evening! I hope you go to the Kennedy Space Center.

dynnamae n said...

Thank you Elmer for sharing. It is good you are all healthy and can enjoy time together in warm weather.

littlemancat said...

Sending good thoughts and wishes to Anna,Elmer,Bishop Eli and Emma for a continued good time in sunny Pinecraft! Thanks for posting!

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Everyone,
I will see that Elmer gets your messages. Know he, Anna, Bishop Eli and Emma will appreciate them.