Thursday, February 23, 2017

Family Ties

 Every day when I pass them on my bike, they quit their play and we chat for a bit. I usually ask them what they are playing? The answer is always "Husband and Wife." The husband and wife are cousins, age 5 and 4. 

Big Sister & Little Brother. The Big sister has become a fine young lady. Four/five years ago she was a full fledged tomboy. After all she has about 5-6 brothers.

John and Paul Keim, brothers

Ben Senior & Ben Junior, father/son.

Son and Daddy gone fishing.

Mother and son Moses.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Late Afternoon Shots

What is your name?
What are you doing?

Medal detecting 

Siblings with a cousin in the middle.

Waiting to cross Bahia Vista. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Black and White

 The Lancaster Expressions

Moonlight Bluegrass practicing before the concert tonight.

 This young man from West Union Ohio is a Keim, who is the son of Mose Keim, who is the son of Jonas Arie who lived west of Maysville Ohio in the late 1950's. We lived in the same neighborhood for a few years. Mose Keim is the same age my oldest brother Henry is. They both attended Fredericksburg School. I think they were in the same grade. 

This couple is from the Winesburg Ohio area, the parents of Lue Shetler.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Future Mothers

 Sisters with their dolls.

It seems Mennonite and Amish little girls are trained by example to be future mothers. And by far the majority of these little girls will become mothers to the future generation. 
I seldom wanted to pretend I am a mother and play with dolls, but instead I took to the sewing machine and made doll clothes for my younger sisters. 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Breakdown

 When old people like Paul and Anne Miller's vehicle quits working on Estrada Street, there is only one thing to do and that is get help. 

 So they put one person in the vehicle to control the steering and these three got their exercise by pushing. The pushing started about two houses in from Beneva on Estrada. So they pushed the length of Estrada, turned left on Kaufman until the dead end, then turned left and into Pauls' driveway. 

 I don't know why I was so surprised to see an Amish man behind the wheel, but I was surprised. I am sure he didn't push the pedal or the brakes. He just steered. 

Here is a better picture of him.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Steury Baby

The Baby showed up at Yoder's Gift Shop. And so did her Mother and sisters. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Levi Esh's House Auction

Today was Levi and Rebecca Esh's house auction on Estrada Street. 

 Amos Fisher giving instructions/directions, whatever...

John Yoder a Realtor was in charge of the sound system and also took the bids.

I don't know the Mennonite lady but Levi & Rebecca Esh sit in the middle and Anna Fisher is on the right.

 We all wanted to know who buys the house and at what price? The new owners are Dave and Mary Glick at the $261,000.