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,


Vanssmomc said...

Thank you Elmer for letting us know how Marilyn is doing, so very glad she has Anna to go with her. Thinking of you Marilyn, God Bless, Cathy in Webster

Vickie said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are still not that well Marilyn. I am very glad you are taking Anna with you to the doctor. I am praying for you.

Heritage Hall said...

Praying Marilyn through her appointment.. hoping for good news. Thank you, Elmer, for the news update on May. Your fields sound so lovely and I admire your diligence in bringing them to fruition.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It's nice to see the earth come alive again in spring! I fully understand the memory problem--I can't remember what I did yesterday,,lol

Sheila said...

Marilyn, I hope that you get good news at your appointment. Glad that Anna is going with you too. Always nice to have someone with you. Take care.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Everyone

Will see that Elmer gets all your comments. Thank you for all your thoughts an prayers. I was running around all day yesterday. Today, I am beat.


Anonymous said...

How kind you are to keep your blog running, even with your serious health concerns. Will be thinking of you on Friday and praying for a good outcome from your doctor's visit. Am very glad that Anna is accompanying you, always good to have another person's perspective on what the doctor says.