Amish Column – OCtober 25, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Beautiful weather we are having... beautiful blue skies and fluffy white clouds, with the leaves covering the lawns. Time to get the flowerbeds cleaned out, fall bulbs planted and get ready for winter.
A busy week we had with grandson Danny Ray getting married on Oct. 16 and having daughter Betty and Melvin here for the night of Oct. 15. On Oct. 18, sister Emma and Andy Weaver from Jasper, N.Y., were here so we took lunch down to sister Ellen and Bill Detweilerâ s. Also going were sister Edna and Bill Byler and niece Barbara Yutzy. The morning of Oct. 19, daughter-in-law Ray (Judy) and I served breakfast for the Leadership Geauga group of 37 people.
Seth, son of Marty and Susan Miller of Shedd Road, got his foot and ankle broken playing football, needing surgery. It was broken in six places. He will be laid up for quite a while.
Dan and Sylvia Miller and family and newlyweds Danny Ray and Betty Miller went to see the fall foliage and elk in Pennsylvania on Oct. 19-20.
The evening of Oct. 21, our family celebrated daughter Sylvia's birthday at their house. Missing were sons Mark and Philip's families. Men sat around the campfire, with the women visiting indoors with the â little people.â Ice cream, cake and snacks were served.
Our sympathy goes out to the John Kauffman family in the recent passing of their mother/grandmother. She was a few days close to being 95.
Oct. 21 was the wedding of widow Linda Weaver of Newcomb Road and widower Danny Troyer of Clymer, N.Y. They will be living at Linda's place.
Crist R. Hershberger has been feeling under the weather after a nasty fall, resulting in a bad concussion and being quite dizzy at times. We hope he will soon be feeling better.
Planning to spend a few days visiting family here in the community are brother Albert and Mary Ann Miller from Crossville, Tenn., with plans to be at Crist and Clara Hershberger's the evening of Oct. 24.
There will be many people traveling to Munfordville, Ky., this week for the wedding of widow Erma Miller and Ben Weaver.
There will be a barbecue chicken dinner and live and silent auctions for Saw Mill Lane School at Joeâ s Window Shop on Oct. 26. Everyone is welcome.
Bits and Pieces From The Past
Middlefield, Ohio: Oct. 16, 1892
Nice weather at present.
Farmers are busy husking corn.
Fall wheat is looking good.
J. Kauffman and wife are visiting friends in Lawrence County, Pa.
Christian Schmucker of Elkhart, Ind., moved to this place last Thursday. Quite a number of "Hoosiers" visited this community lately.
Eli Burkholder is visiting relatives and friends in Indiana.
J.E. Miller and wife returned last Thursday from their visit with Holmes County friends.
D.W. our old reliable jeweler has a complete line of jewelry. Call on him and get first-class goods at the lowest prices.
Simon and Emma are keeping house for E.J.S.
We would advise John S. to be careful not to lose his coat next time.
-- S.G. & Co.
Artery - The study of fine paintings.
Dilate - To live long.
Hangnail - A coat hook.
Medical Staff - A doctor's cane.
Minor Operation - Coal digging.
Nitrate - Lower than the day rate.
Node - Was aware of.
Outpatient - A person who has fainted.
Postoperative - A letter carrier.
You all have a good week.