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Friday, July 29, 2016

Pioneer Trails Travels...


On Wednesday I boarded the Pioneer Trails bus for Ohio. This couple came around to say "Good-bye" to a friend from northern Indiana, whom they met down here. This is what Pinecraft is, making more friends.

 Mullet's wife got on the bus to go north.

 And so did Viola with plans to stay for four weeks.

 While we waited in Gainesville for a passenger, this guy was on break.

Entering Ohio Thursday morning.

We made good time all the way and a few minutes after 12,  I was dropped off at Wooster where one of my sisters picked me up. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tonight's Shuffleboard Game

After the calling hours and viewing of Chet Stoltzfus the family brought these two bouquets to the Pinecraft Park. 

These roses are where Chet's favorite place was to sit while during games or whatever.

Many of the men and women who usually play Wednesday evenings at the Shuffleboard Tournament were at the calling hours. They decided to shuffle tonight in memory of Chet.

I wish I could be here to take photos but I am heading out this afternoon to be with family for two weeks. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Until We Meet Again

Tonight were the calling hours for Chet Stoltzfus. The Amish couple on the right is Wayne and Esta Mast. Wayne was Chet's Shuffleboard partner many a time. The other couple is Albert and Ida Miller.  These two couples had brought Paul, a homeless guy with them to the calling hours. 

Paul and Chet became very good friends. I don't think Chet realized the impact he had on the people who came into contact with him. He was an intervort, a bit of a loner in his own way, but he, well he was himself in caring deeply for the under-dogs. At least this is my perspective of Chet. I will miss not seeing him around but for the rest of us life goes on... 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Chet Stoltzfus

I am digging in my photo file and chose these two in memory of Chet Stoltzfus. On Memorial Day Chet and Anna Mary hosted a cookout for the whoever lives or  hang around the Pinecraft Park. 

This photo was taken one week ago. Chet and Anna Mary were on a golf cart ride, and like normal, a crowd gathers to visit. 

Life changes quickly. Funeral arrangements for Chet Stoltzfus are as follows:
There will be a viewing held in Sarasota on Tuesday evening from 6-8 at Weigands Funeral Home . And there will be a viewing held in Lancaster PA at Keystone from 2-4 and 6-8 on Thursday. Funeral services will be at Keystone on Friday July 29th at 10 am, with viewing at 9 am. 

Gene and Mabel Bontrager

Tonight Gene Bontrager is 59.9 years old. 
Tomorrow will be his 60th birthday. 
We celebrated tonight.
Getting to know both of you has been a blessing.