Sam’s Orchard

Sunday Morning, September 21

I made sure I had time to walk through Sam Rittenhouse’s orchard and garden following breakfast on Sunday morning.

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3a (1)Sam could tell you the name and variety of every flower, berry, apple, pear, fig, and strawberry, but I can’t so I will just show you the pictures.

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6 (6)I think these flowers are his sister’s. She lives next door and they work together on their land.

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61-DSC_9124I think I could walk through gardens every day of my life.

Maybe when I get to Heaven I will get that opportunity.

TFC ~ Bucks-Montgomery Dinner Concert

Saturday Evening, September 20

01-DSC_8977The 6:00 PM dinner concert began after the truck/car/cycle show.

02-DSC_8978Franconia Heritage Banquet & Conference Center, Telford, PA, does a great job of creating a beautiful atmosphere.

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04-DSC_8998The Fehr Family blessed us with pre-dinner concert.

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08-DSC_9004Chaplain Allan Graham gave the invocation.

He serves on the chapel at the TA near Elkton, Maryland.

09-DSC_9007Following the meal Gospel Harmony Echoes presented a delightful concert.

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12-DSC_9011I love their arrangements of good old Gospel music.

14-DSC_9013The two ladies have great harmony.

15-DSC_9016Chaplain Bunny O’Hare gave a ministry update (I forgot to take a picture) between their two sets of singing.

I enjoy visiting with our friends from this area, and it was nice to stay at Sam and Alice Rittenhouse’s house overnight – meaning we didn’t have to make the two-hour trip home late at night.

Look for pictures of Sam’s orchard tomorrow night.

Corn Harvest Next To Our House

Friday, September 19

01-DSC_8916I heard the machinery before I saw them.

02-DSC_8917This is when I pray for those running tractors on top of the silage.

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16-DSC_8943By the time I went to the motel to meet my blog friend, Donna, (from Virginia) the field below our house was finished.

We had a wonderful evening together – catching up on each others lives.

17-DSC_8945With many empty cornfields, it is certainly beginning to feel a bit like fall in our area.

Pizza Supper

Thursday, September 18

Because Mark and Diane were visiting from Maine, I thought it would be fun to have my siblings and their children here for a pizza supper so they could visit. (Mark and Diane had seen Cerwin’s family a few days earlier for Mother’s birthday party).

1-DSC_8903Abby came early and played Dominos with us and her parents.

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5-DSC_8908My sister, Nancy, (right) and two of her daughters – Melissa (left) and Karen (center).

Please keep Melissa in your prayers. Earlier this summer she discovered a lump in one of her breasts. A mammogram discovered another one, and they tested malignant. A few days ago she had a double mastectomy and early reconstruction. Surgery went well, and she came home today. I am not aware that the surgeon has given a recommendation to have or not have radiation or chemo.

4-DSC_8907Amy (another daughter of my sister) is baking whoopee pies and cupcakes for a school fundraiser, so I ordered some for dessert.

They are amazing. I especially liked the snicker doodle ones.

3-DSC_8906There was a nice variety of delicious cupcakes.

I had so much fun visiting that I forgot to take any more pictures. :)

7-DSC_8913Mark and Diane left the next morning – to continue their anniversary trip. They visited a specialty store in Connecticut and went to the top of Mt. Washington on the cog railroad before going home to Maine.

It was so much fun having them here for a few days. I was disappointed that I didn’t get a picture of our 4 children and their spouses as it was the first time they were all 8 together in two and a half years.