August 26, 2014
July the 20th last month I went to Michigan with Mark & Polly Yoder to visit their oldest Son Israel & wife Jessie and their 7 children.
I really enjoyed myself there with the family--Let me see if I can name everbody I will be starting at the top then going from left to right
Mark & Polly Yoder--(they started it all)
Misty - Grant - Merle - Summer - Israel & Jessie - Shadrick
Autumn - Amber - River Joy
One of the many thing that goes on out there is Butchering.
I think this photo the family was to be simple.
Bullseye is the name of Israel's company.
This includes Butcher shop with bulk food-- Construction (Building what-ever is need) --Hay cutting raking & Baling
It is really quite the operation- All of the family can work in one part or another of the business.
I was impressed that at night or on the weekend the door on the market building is not locked-- I went out Sunday morning to look around for some reason I tried to go in to look around never believing that I would be able to get in--But I Did.
January 23, 2014
Every year usually the 2nd Friday of January there is a fund raiser that CFM Christian Fellowship Mission featuring the Inspirations and John Schmid along with some Congerations Singing lead by Merle Embleton This takes place at the Bahia Vista Mennonite Church in Sarasota Florida.
John Schmid open for the Inspirations then he will have his wife Lydia come and sing with him for several songs.
Here is a close up of each--I wish I knew the names of each one but I don't.
The Church was nearly full I think the afternoon service there were around 400 people.--The evening program there was over 500 folks it was a very good program.
Martin Cook (the man with the mike) Martin as a music teacher many years ago took 4 young men and started a group singing and the Inspirations were born.
The young man above can play any instrument On the left he is playing the Bass Violin that Martins son usually plays but he is home sick.--On the right he is playing the Guitar--Then in front is the Steel and he plays that also.
On the L he is playing the Piano -- Martin is only 3-or 4 month younger than I am -(77) and still plays a (mean) Piano.
A lot of folks were sitting up in the Balcony.
(L) Is the (R) side of the audience (R) Showing the young
man playing the Piano again.
Something is wrong with this photo I hope you can turn your head sideways and see who it is. I was leading the congregation.
January 21, 2014
There was a big pine tree north of my Florida home that had died and needed to be cut down.
It was a tall tree with a lot of dead limbs that hung over some power lines.--I'll show you another new machine that came in real handy.
I had met Mr WAYNE SHELTON several years ago so I dug through my draw's in the bed room and found his card and called him.
Can you read--NIFTY SD 50 He had only had it several weeks
The gent in the bucket does all the high work and was he fast I was really impressed. I thought of my son-in-law Lyle Hamilton he could have done any thing this man did and probably as fast or faster but he was really good--Then I thought of Jeremy Yoder he is very quick also. But experience come into play, I would be glad to use any of the three if the needs arises
There is a chipper behind the dump truck and every branch was chipped and blown into the truck.
Here is the chipper and it is not very old Wayne has been in the business for close to 30 years and he has the equipment for the job.
Mr Wayne Shelton on the left.---- John the saw man.
He did a good job of cutting the tree down when he had enough limbers cut off, so he could fall the tree
Mr Wayne said that he is the only one that operates the stump-grinder.
I went in the house to put some different clothe on and when I came out Wayne was finish grinding the stump and loading up the grinder. I was disappointed because I wanted some pictures---U snooze U lose.
January 18, 2014
Last year before I left for Florida not exactly sure of the date but sure you will remember so you tell me.
Some of the girls on the School team against the Alumni girls
Some of the crowd (L) Syd and Taylor (R) Mr Woodall
Ruth & Dick with friend Mr Julian Woodall.
North side of Mr Aus. Aycoth family well part of- Mr Bob looking.
I Won't say whose score this is???
Look-ie here Who is this attractive lady???
Loretta (Smoker) Rakow
Might she be Havalah Rakow?????
The Last Saturday before I left Delaware Jeremy & Cheryl with two of their three Children stopped over to take care of a little business with me.
Max stayed with his grandpa I think, and Boaz was not sure if he wanted to stay in the house so his Daddy took him out and put him in the car and he stayed out there for quite a while.
Kent and Amy were just finishing up with a Little business meeting about their work with the MAF mission program
Cheryl with their little daughter Arial.
They even allowed me to hold the child
I was about to ask if I could hold her when Cheryl ask if I wanted to hold her. I was almost afraid because I knew or thought I knew that she was so frail. I enjoyed holding her for a few minutes then she started to want her Mother.
Jeremy Cheryl and the little one after I had held her for a little bit.
I know I showed this one before, But I thought if was fitting here.
Jeremy said that I looked so sad I was to smile on one of the pictures -- So how did I do?
Getting ready to hand the child back to her mother
Arial is now back safely with her Mother. I am so glad that I had the privilege of holding the little child, and I'm glad that Jeremy took my camera and recorded the ordeal. Thank You very much!!!!!!
January 15, 2014
December 24th Christmas Eve--Well usually the Embletons have there Family Dinner and gift exchange. Some of the family were unable to be there so those who were able came to my home for a Pizza & Karaoke evening.
We had Pizza of all kind the one above was my choice (yum) I could eat some right now.
It was also ugly Sweater evening and boy did we have some doozy's!!!!! There was singing--Laughter--Visiting. Above Lyle & Jay are solving world problems,'-!!
Wendy--Jerry--Haley Family visiting with Jay--All Embletons
Austin-- & Kyle Bradley Wendy's son
Sure wish you could see in person these sweaters. Kathy and I went to several Good Will stores looking for sweaters, I think we bought 4 or 5 beauties I think she had me buy some PJ bottoms to go with my sweater__-))
Some of the music would have been a Gold Record
Gene & Sharon-----Sisters Lacey--Meghan--Taylor
Can you hear the harmony/?
They were GOOD
This is not the way I had them arranged I hit something and they-(the pictures) went all different.
January 6, 2014
4 Churches got together at the Greenwood Mennonite Church for a Christmas musical
This is the Band from the praise group down at
Gateway Fellowship--(Cannon Mennonite) They were pretty good. Young lady- Kirstin Borders
(L) Bontrager from Laws Church (R)- Anyone from any Church who wanted to sing under the direction of Kevin Yoder doing some Christmas Songs.
I trust that you can pick out your friends from multiple pictures of the group. They ended up singing the Halleluiah Chorus--I kept wishing I had gone up and helped.
Its interesting I just looked again and I believe there are 6 different Churches represented in the group above
Holding Havalah -
Not sure if this picture goes with this group but there it is
January 1, 2014
Dale & Lynnelle
stayed at my place for a number of month in 2013-- lynnelle was alone for a month or more while Dale was out in Montana training to be a Big Game Guide and I was in the Hospital or Rehab learning how to be a good patient.
Dale bought a enclosed Trailer down in Georgia so he drove his Pickup down and picked it up brought it to Delaware for the purpose of hauling Furniture from Delaware and Pa. out to Montana where they now live.
This is in front of my home -- Dale was busy while Lynnelle cleaned the unit mint clean It was probably better when they left than it was when they came-- Thanks Lynnelle.
Lynnelle was pulling a small trailer, Not sure what she was hauling -- Perhaps it was??--No I really don't know next time I speak with her I will ask -- I'm sure it was a pay load!!!!!
Oh Lynnelle is hauling the John Boat-- If they hit high-water they can float--Trust that don't happen.
Dale pulling out my lane and I knew that they were leaving for good so I took all these photos just so I can look once in a while remembering this special ccouple
I'm afraid to try and put this photo back up where it belongs so since all the photos are about the Mellingers I will leave it here.
There they go -- Its been good knowing you both. I wish you the best and all the big game Dale and Lynnelle may you be happy in your job also happy to support your Hubbie as he turns out to be the best of the best Big Game Guide.