Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Describe a typical Sunday from your childhood.

There were two distinctly different typical Sundays in my childhood, since the Amish only have church every other Sunday.

A typical church Sunday started with all of us getting up bright and early. Mom and I would prepare breakfast while Daddy and the boys went out to the barn to milk the cow and get our horse ready. After breakfast Daddy would be humming or singing the slow church tunes while Mom and I did the dishes. Once everyone was changed Daddy would go hitch the horse to the buggy while Mom inspected everyone to make sure we were all spotlessly clean.

The ride to church in the back of the buggy was good most times although there were times that we got irritated at each other for taking up too much leg room. The two back seats faced each other and required interlocking knees, and lots of patience with siblings.

Arriving at church Mom and I went inside while Daddy and the boys went out to the barn with the rest of the menfolk until it was time for services to start. Two or three slow church songs were sung (taking up to 20 minutes per song) next came the preaching of two sermons and a scripture reading, and then the 15 minute prayer where I tried to keep my knees from creaking. Another slow song and church was over and we could visit with our friends until it was time to go home.

Sundays we didn't have church were my favorite. During beautiful summer weather we would often go for a drive in our spring wagon, other times we had friends over, or we simply enjoyed reading, playing games, or writing letters. In-between Sunday's never seemed to last long enough.

2. How comfortable are you with uncertainty? Explain.

I think I'm fairly comfortable with it. Our future is uncertain, but knowing God holds the future I don't have to worry about what it holds.

3. What have you accomplished recently that might be described as crafty, as in 'arts and crafts' crafty?  If crafty doesn't work for you, how about handy? Or both?

Last evening I started making several hand towels for the kitchen. The ones I have now are in desperate need to be replaced and I'm finally getting it done.
4. Have you ever worked in a 'food place'? What did you take away from the experience?

I have never worked in a 'food place' other than my kitchen. I love how the kitchen seems to be the heart of the home and how so many memorable family times occur over good food and great conversation.

5. Cold turkey, talk turkey, what a recent days, which turkey phrase or idiom best applies to you and why? Click on the word turkey if you need to read more about the meaning behind each phrase.

Probably talk turkey. I'll wait to say what it involved until some later day.

6. If you could have any one guest join your Thanksgiving dinner table, who would it be?

Nothing would make me happier than having my parents at my Thanksgiving table and have us all enjoying each other's company.

7. What is one thing you must accomplish today?

I have some bills I have to pay today. Blah!

And then later this afternoon we will be having friends over. Yay!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Seeing LV take time to play with Buddy even though he is in the middle of an interesting book never fails to warm my heart.


  1. Your in-between Sunday sounds wonderful.

  2. I loved reading your account of a typical Sunday - what special memories! Happy Wednesday!

  3. Me too, I have talk turkey going on now too but I can't share it! Have a nice time with your friends. It was fun reading your answers. Debby

  4. I look forward to Wednesdays and learning more about my friends, here!

  5. How neat that you had two different kinds of Sundays :)

    There's been a lot of 'talking turkey' at our house, lately, too.

  6. I enjoyed reading about your Sundays. There seems to be lots of 'talking turkey' in the Hodgepodge, with few people wanting to elaborate, myself included.

    Hope you enjoyed time spent with friends!

  7. "In-between Sundays" very interesting. Wondering why there couldn't be a shortened service and then a meeting EVERY Sunday...

  8. My favorite is the picture of the boys playing together. Precious moments from childhood.


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