Monday, August 7, 2017
crops, flowers, canned goods or baked goods.
Margaret is coming more comfortable in our home. We had a hard time getting her with the folks her age until we had a young folks get together at our house. It was on a Saturday night and the folks were from age 16 and older. We had a soft ball game and volley ball game for them to play, after which we had food and soft drinks for them to eat.
At first, Margaret just set up the tables and put out the food. We figured at least she was doing something among the people. A man about her age, came up to her and started talking. It seems he was a Foster Child that had recently moved into a home in our area. Another man brought him to the party so he could meet more Mennonite men and ladies in the area. I told Margaret she could stop setting things out and go talk with this gentleman, but she didn't at first. She ate with Michael and Edward and the ladies they had sitting with them. I don't think the fellows were two happy but they didn't say anything.
At prayer and singing time, the ladies sit together and the men sit together. After prayer and singing some of the folks decided on one last game of volley ball before they went home. I noticed that Margaret and her friend were together on the same side of the team. She is good at that game. She really hit those balls. Scored a few points for her team.
Margaret went to the last folks group. Her gentleman friend brought her home in his buggy. We are so glad to see her out meeting people.
School starts soons. Our schools start in August, but they get out in May. Some of the boys have to take off in the fall to help with fall harvest. David, our youngest, starts school this year. He does not want to go. Sees no reason for it. Working the farm is all he needs to know. We are trying to change his mind. Either way his mind goes - he still has to go to school.
Be With God,