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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Setting Sun


 Kate and I were watching the same sunset.

Gold hanging from the trees.

That peaceful setting.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Going North

 This afternoon two Pioneer buses left for the north.

 One cute little girl.

Last year I knew who the husband and wife on either side of the couple sitting was, but today I can't remember.

 This is the Daddy and Momma of the little girl and her brother.

 Ohio bound

 Finding shade from the hot sun. It was 81 degree with the feel of 84.

And the box of onions spilled.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Children at the Pinecraft Park

 The Pinecraft Park was loaded today.

 Aaron Stutzmans' sons

 This little girl is from Georgia

 Mother and son

 Some kind of a Tag Game

 I am amazed how many children were within this playground, running and jumping without getting into each other way.

Matt Keim's daughter from Kansas. I couldn't get her name and so I asked her how to spell it. She is only four years old and got her alphabet messed up. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Going North

This afternoon three Pioneer Buses left for the north. Time to go home for some people.

 Lonnie is waiting to board the bus, ready to go home and back to work.

The men have natural eye shades, the palm of their right hand.

The two girls are Old-Order-Mennonite, getting off at Lexington Kentucky.



I think these girls are from the Danville Ohio area.

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.

Sisters

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.



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Little Children

 Pennsylvania Children

Ohio Children
There is another twin who didn't want her picture taken, so she slipped behind her grandmother's back. Both of the twin girls were cuddling their dolls.  
The boy's eyes just glowed like a light bulb.
Rube Andy from Holmesville Ohio is the great-grandfather to these children.