My Amish Home | Rainy days and fond remembrances

My Amish Home | Rainy days and fond remembrances

"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise." 1 Corinthians 3:16-18

We had two whole days of sunshine; now on this early Thursday morning, it's raining. During the night, it sounded like we had a real gully washer. And just when it was getting dry enough that I could get out in the shed without wading in mud to feed the horse.

Oh well, as long as it isn't very cold, I guess I can deal with it. I suppose soon the weather and my schedule will settle down.

Ever since this past Thursday, my schedule, which is mostly wacky anyway, really went haywire. This past Thursday, granddaughter Kaitlyn was with us. Her mom Jane went with the Yoders to the hospital to sit with mom Rosemary as Eli had hip replacement, so Kaitlyn was with us for the day. Quite a treat!

After lunch, I needed a nap, but not her. No way! So I told her to sit quietly and look at books. I should have slept with one eye open, just to see her!

She was on our Relax-R rocker "reading" "quietly" to herself. Not sitting, but sprawled crosswise, head on one armrest, legs on the other. Her quiet was sort of a loud whisper. But I still slept. Hubby thought she looked so cute!

Friday, all three girls were here. Sherilyn helped me with the laundry. Andrea wanted something to do, so I asked if she'd like to clean out the children's bookshelf. She did. And did a very neat job.

Wow! I got her to do the lower shelves of the other bookcase, too. It looks so good, I hate to take books out. I wonder if I should turn her loose in my pantry. Now that's a whole 'nother story. Quite overwhelming, to say the least!

The girls also helped me with a "no-sew'' throw. You just have to basically knot the fringe pieces together. Just make sure you don't get the blocks mixed up.

They caught on really fast. Actually Sherilyn did most of it herself. I wanted to take it to the benefit Friday. We had it finished and ready to go and guess what? I left it at home!

Sis Louise Kauffman took us, so I had her bring me back home to get it. I really needed to be at the auction because anytime I want something really badly, you can count on it, it will go way high in dollars. Granted, it goes for a good cause, but limits are limits. So at least I can make the price go up!

Our neighbor, Mary Ann Mast, entered her eternal rest Friday afternoon. So part of Saturday, Sunday and Monday was spent over there, helping with meals and all that goes with having a funeral.

She was 94 years old and a really sweet, jolly person. It was always a pleasure visiting with her. Her daughter Ruth was in the same group I was in our teen years; then years later when her son Lynn Mast remarried, he married Irene Miller, also one of our group.

We spent quite a bit of time at Will and Mary Ann's house. Back then, we thought she was old (she actually wasn't), but we teased her about being an antique. She said she's not an antique; she's prehistoric! Some time ago, I asked her if she was prehistoric back then, what is she now?

In closing: Nothing you wear is more important than your smile. (Connie Stevens)I wanted my husband to help me pick a recipe. He figured he'd just open a cookbook at random and let God do the choosing, so we'll see what they came up with.How about Rhubarb Cream Delight, since before long (we hope!) rhubarb will be coming on. I'm pretty sure this must have been God, as Erwin hates rhubarb!


For crust

1 1/2 cups flour

3 tablespoons sugar

3/4 cup butter, softened

For cream filling

2 cups sugar

4 egg yolks, beaten

2/3 cup evaporated milk

3 tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

4 cups chopped rhubarb

For meringue

4 egg whites

1/4 cup sugar

Combine crust ingredients until crumbly. Press into a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

While crust is baking, combine all filling ingredients and cook in heavy saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until thickened, watching carefully, as mixture scorches easily. Pour hot filling into crust.

Top with meringue made by beating egg whites with sugar until thickened and satiny. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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