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Monday, October 27, 2008

Salem Women of Worth Meeting 10/26/08

The Salem Women of Worth met Monday evening 10/26/08 in the Allegheny Wesleyan College cafeteria. Sis. Jan (Henry) Miller was the speaker for the evening. She spoke about having a merry heart. Even in the dark times God can help us to see the brighter picture and get our heads above the clouds. Having a merry heart is an attitude that we choose.

We enjoyed a delicious baked potato bar with yummy 'tater toppin's. Ladies also baked up a storm and brought scrumptious pumpkin and apple desserts. What a spread. God's presence was very real as we ended the evening in prayer.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Potato Harvest

We had a very small raised garden with potatoes and tomatoes in it this year. Saturday we harvested the potatoes that we grew. It was an exciting time. We only had 2 hills, but it was so much fun you would have thought we had enough for the whole winter! We had them for Sunday dinner today and they were absolutely the best potatoes we have ever eaten!

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Apple Orchard

Saturday dawned clear and crisp here in Eastern Ohio. We planned a Fall Family Fun Day a Haus Apple Orchard in Canfield, Ohio. The trip over there was so enjoyable. The trees were ablaze with brilliant hues of orange, red, and yellow. Our 4 car caravan consisted of mom & dad (from Pittsburgh), sister Brenda and her family (from Butler, Pa), sister-in-law Genevela and 2 of her children (from Salem) and our family; making a total of 15 people!

When we got to Haus, we went inside to watch the incredible operation of pressing apple cider. WOW ~ that is so spell bindng. I have seen it done many times, but I still leave in awe of it all. The fragrance is awesome. The sweet cider is delicious and refreshing. Some of us could not help buying a gallon or two!!

Outside in the field there is a tall stack of round bales of hay for the kids to climb on. They really
enjoyed climbing, rolling, tugging, & jumping on and around the hay. The parents and grandparents laughed at their silly antics! What fun we all had! What a great memory of this beautiful time of the year

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Here we are in the beautiful season of Fall! So much I love about this time of year; the cool crisp mornings and evenings, the crunch of leaves underfoot on the yard, the trees showing thier briliiant colors, and most of all I love the family gathered inside a little earlier at the end of the day. A soft lamp-light, a good book, and a warm cozy throw over my lap and my family gathered round... that is my favorite thing about this season!! Our pace has slowed down a bit in some ways now that school is in full swing. Some evenings are consumed with homework and spelling drills and that keeps us busy in a different kind of way. We cherish those moments with our kids no matter what we are doing.