Waiting for flight to board
Waiting for flight to board @ BWI. Up since 4:00 and got here early—better than late.
I have seen what an
I have seen what an gas station should be and it’s not my local Shell. The Sheetz stations in PA were awesome.
Discussing the Fires with Sam I.
The exterior of the barns were finished quickly. My aunt moved here in May, and they had exteriors and roofs. Talking to Sam I. It took a couple years for things to return to “normal”. Most everything was covered by numerous donations that came in from outside the Valley (the fires were covered in the national press). They had new animals and equipment that took getting used to, and...
There were fires in March
There were fires in March 1992 when 5 barns were torched by a local English man.
Lizzie and Lavina came from
Lizzie and Lavina came from an older order (white tops) but have married brothers who are in a higher order and use more technology.
There are different "denominations" of
There are different “denominations” of Amish, with groups splitting off over the amount of technology to use.
Leaving from a visit to
Leaving from a visit to twin sisters, Lizzie and Livina, and their families. Lizzie has a cute newborn.
Thriftstore shopping with aunt. They
Thriftstore shopping with aunt. They have “Amish romance” books?!?
Peachy’s furniture is so in demand, that my aunt’s request for a table has a 2 year wait. The work is GORGEOUS, as you can see from the pics.
Travels in Amish Country 2
Went to the home of a retire Amish teacher. She was out but we chatted with her niece. A lot of teachers in the family (another niece, her husband)
Met my aunt's friends, the Yoders.
Met my aunt’s friends, the Yoders. They are Mennonites, and “worldly”.
Starting fieldtrip thru Kishacoquillas Valley
Starting fieldtrip thru Kishacoquillas Valley (better known as the Big Valley). The valley has a large Amish and Mennonite population.
Napping on trip to Erie,
Napping on trip to Erie, Pa. Trying get swelling down in ankles. That’ll teach me not to skip my bp meds!
Water at Franklin Roosevelt Memorial
My skills deserted me as the night wore on. I started at 175 with 3+ strikes, and dropped to 115 by this round. See why!
And so humbly! No showing off like I did when I was doing 175!