Thursday, June 8, 2017


Went to get groceries during Memorial Day Weekend and found this antique car show in a section of the parking lot.  These are just some of the cars.  Will have more on later.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017



1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp sugar
1/4 head lettuce
1/4 head Romaine lettuce
1 cup chopped celery
2 green onions with tops, chopped
11 oz drained mandarin oranges
Sweet-Sour Dressing

Cook almonds and sugar over low heat, stirring constantly until sugar is melted and almonds are coated.  Cool and break apart, store at room temperature.  Place all lettuce, celery and onions in plastic bag.  Pour Sweet Sout Dressing into bag, add oranges.  Close bag and shake until salad greens and orange segments are well coated.  Add almonds and shake.


1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp snipped parsley
1/2 tsp salt (opt)
Dash pepper and red pepper

Shake all ingredients in lightly covered jar.  Refrigerate.  Use with Mandarin Salad.

NOTE: Do Ahead Tip: Before dressing is added, bag of salad greens can be closed tightly and refrigerated up to 24 hours.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Did some driving around in Amish and Old Order Mennonite areas and got a few pictures of barns.

Sorry, I set the timing wrong this morning.

Monday, June 5, 2017


These last minute posts are hard as I can't think as fast as I use to anymore.  The older I get the worse the memory.  Someone else, who shall remain nameless, was going to do this, but either something came up or they forgot, so you are stuck with me.

I guess, I will make Marilyn part of this post.  She said she is glad that May is over.  During that month, she had two friends, pass away.  Her last aunt passed. That month marked her brother's passing, two years ago.  Also, a friend's wife passed away.  They were close friends of hers - like second parents.

The man whose wife passed, had given posts to Amish Stories about driving an Amish Bishop to Pennsylvania after the school shoting back in October 2006.  I asked Marilyn why she never asked him to do more posts.  It's been 11 years since those posts and he has never had one on New York State of Mind.  She never thought of him.  He is not Amish or Old Order Mennonite, but a Englisher Minister.

I have met him and his wife as have David, Jean's husband, and old Order Mennonite Bishop Joseph.  His house is on a lake, and our fire department was called to pump the basement during a storm several years ago.  During conversation, we discovered we all knew Marilyn.  We also found out he knows the Amish Bishop of another area close by.  So manybe Marilyn can talk him into putting a post on here, sometime.

Anna and Marilyn are going to the doctor again this coming Friday, she has a three month appointment.  At this time, Marilyn is losing weight and not dieting. Also, she is very weak at times.  Anna has some questions to ask that doctor, too.  I told them both to take notes, so they will know what to ask when they get there.

Now is plowing and planting season is here.  I think I have most of it done.  Anna is planing her garden.  Also, she is planting flowers.  We are keeping busy.  It is nice to see all the fields that have been at rest this winter, come to life with the plowing.  To plant and start to plant life and food.

Also, now that I stop to think, I think Pierre should do another post.  He hasn't been on in a long time.
I haven't got much to say, so I am going to end it here.

Trust God's Wisdom,