Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Amish supper

Picture of the Day
Early evening, Amish children running at the edge of a cornfield 
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60 degrees this morning and the sun was shining.  I walked the Farm Loop.  Off the FL is Spear Road and I walked up there to get another look at the tree.  Every so often I like to walk up there to see how the tree is doing.  I've taken many pictures of it and it just amazes me to see that one branch still hanging on.  It will be a sad day when it finally comes down.
I turned around at the tree and walked back down the hill to the Farm Loop road.
Farmer Bill was just walking over to his field when I walked by and we stopped to chat for a bit.

Since I walked up Spear I didn't have to walk around town to get all my miles in.
I walked 6.2 miles.
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Last night at the Amish supper was a great time and lots to eat and so many people.  They got a bigger turn out than expected.  There was corn, chicken, hamburgers, cole slaw, roasted potatoes, chili, and rolls.  Ice cream, brownies, cake and pie.  There were hundreds and hundreds of people.   We saw a lot of people we knew there.  The fire you see in the picture was were the corn was being cooked right in their husks.
This picture inside the barn isn't that great but you can see the size of it.
A couple sang a few songs as well as a group of four Amish men.  There was also an auction that started at 8:00 but we had left by then.  The donation cans were stuffed with money.  So nice to see a community come together like this to help.  It does a heart good.  The man who was hurt is doing well and now he won't have to worry about his medical bills.  God is Good.

I'm home today puttering around the house and trying to get some work done while Ken is once again up at Happy Trails getting more stone.  While he is looking for some nice flat ones for the patio he is also making a stone wall up at HT. 

Hope your day is a happy one and you smiled often.
happyone : )
Be grateful for what you have
and stop complaining -
it bores everybody else, 
does  you no good,
and doesn't solve any problems.
~ Zig Ziglar
Three Thankful Things Today
  1.  All the beautiful things to look at on my walks
  2.  My clothes line
  3.  Mary Jo, my good friend - we had a nice chat on the phone this afternoon
Comment Replies:
Karen - yesterday lunch was salami and cheese with lettuce sandwiches, a few chips and water. 


  1. Zig Ziglar is one of John's favorite motivational speakers/writers.

    What a nice get-together! Everything soundes so delicious.

  2. The Amish supper sounds delicious! That was a lot of work for those who did the planning, but an excellent method for raising needed funds for medical bills. Is the Amish community very far away from you? We would have to travel hundreds of miles to reach an Amish community from where we live.

  3. Hi Karen ~ I haven't been in "blog land" much this week but enjoyed catching up with you. The Amish supper sounds delicious. I think the Amish are a fascinating and very devoted group of Christians and I admire them a lot. So glad you could go and have a nice time and help with the medical expenses for the man who got hurt. I love the advice from Pastor Leatherman ~ the five things to do each day. Tell him that your Mormon friend from Arizona is going to print that off and put it somewhere I can look at it and try very hard to do those five things every day! Great advice for living a happy "God-filled" life! I love Ken's yellow Corvette. Didn't know you both had a Vette. How cool is that! Sounds like you had an excellent week. I hope I can stop by more often and visit next week! Enjoy the long weekend!

  4. How nice to see the great turnout at the Amish supper. The menu sounds delicious. In these times of so much unrest in the world it is good to see people coming together to help one another.

  5. I love hearing good news and how people are helping each other. Warms my heart.

  6. Nice post. Love the pictures, and it looks like a grand time at the dinner :)

  7. The supper sounds delicious. The Amish really know how to cook and help each other out. Loved the picture of the children running by the corn field.


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