Monday, October 12, 2009

In-between Sunday

Since the Amish only have church every other Sunday. The Sunday we didn't go to church was filled with fun things to do since we couldn't work. We always got up late and had a relaxed breakfast. After we were done eating Daddy would push his chair back and start telling stories to us about when he was a little boy. We each had a favorite that we would ask to hear again and again.

After the breakfast dishes were cleared away we would read books and play games. And often when the weather was pleasant Daddy would hitch our horse to one of our open buggies while Mom popped popcorn, which we put into bread bags to take along and eat on the way. We spent hours driving along back roads to see where they led to. The scenery in the Allegheny and Appalachian mountains was beautiful and we never tired of our Sunday drives.



Other Sundays we would invite friends over for lunch. It was fun setting the table with Mom's pretty china. And all the best dishes we had. The afternoons spent playing with our friends were so much fun. In-between Sundays were my favorites by far and they seemed to not come nearly as often as church Sundays.

12 comments:

  1. You are so adorable. Spoken like a child, that's for sure!! Isn't it funny how people think now - I wonder what they'd say at my church if I told them I was only going to start going every other week? They'd look at me like I just turned into a banana tree or something. Something about it seems so "right" though. Maybe it's just me. Concentrating on family and rest...that's what gets done now after everything else is done, but having it scheduled like that is reinforcing such an important part of life and faith. And we know we live in a "scheduled" world nowadays. What a neat post ~ ♥

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  2. I agree with the imPerfect Housewife.

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  3. are you writting book? if not I think you should...b/c i was just swept away to another time and I liked it!

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  4. I just discovered your blog and I'm enjoying reading about your life growing up Amish, and also about your life with your family now. As I read about your life I find it interesting that so many of your stories sound like stories my mom told about growing up, although she didn't grow up Amish. This fascinates me because you're definitely younger than me, but your life was similar to my mom's, not mine. Thanks so much for sharing your life, it's very inspiring.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  5. Your words are magical that take us to another place and time and always wanting to hear more.
    Sunny :)

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  6. I enjoyed reading this post. The Sunday drives sound wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  7. I really love that you put pictures with the posts. I feel like I am right there. :)

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  8. So peaceful ~ both the photo and your story. Thanks

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  9. What beautiful scenery! I could imagine it would be amazing taking drives though country like that!

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  10. What a beautiful landscape. Great photo, and great description of the "fun" Sundays.

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