Sunday, August 26, 2007


I took this picture awhile back. I love old signs like these. They just say "Welcome". My amish friend Fannie, that lives at this house just recently made me some dresses and aprons and a prayer kapp. She is also my penpal. She is teaching school this year and has asked me to come visit her school. I'm looking forward to visiting them. She has a six mile trip there and back, about a 40 minute drive, 80 round trip. Thats a long ways to drive one way. There have been men, which she calls "loafers", following the amish women around in their buggies and she's a little concerned but said not too scared, she said, "we have good horses". I guess she plans to outrun one. Hmmmmm. Needless to say I'm concerned for her. I took the kids a big bag of candy yesterday, she has several very young siblings. There are 12 kids altogher but most of them are grown now. This is the family that built our cabin. They are very dear friends. I've been thinking on what I will make them for Christmas, right now I don't have a clue. Sorry I've been missing in action for awhile. I've been sick and will be having tests run soon to see what the problem is. I'll be having a scope ran down my esophagus and into my stomach. Grrrrr, I don't like the sound of it.


GardenGoose said...

Hi Mikki Jo,
Am praying that all goes well with the tests and trip to dr. Will keep you in prayer.
The visits to your Amish friends sound like lots of fun..a relaxing time.
The egg sign is so neat too.
Get better soon!
Hugs to you.

Day4plus said...

I, too, like the old signs. Two places I drive by have eggs set out in coolers with the egg sign and a jug to put the money in. So much out in this little valley is on the honor system and I believe for the most part it works. Thank goodness. I've been thinking about you Mikki Jo and hope all goes well with the tests. MB

Penless Thoughts said...

So glad to see you post, Mikki Jo. So VERY sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. Thanks for letting us know so we can pray!!!! I assure you I will.
I would love for you to post a picture of the prayer kapp.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Lovely sign, and a lovely post about your Amish friend! I hope you feel better soon!!!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I love this post of yours about your Amish friend Fanny! How very sweet of her to make those things for you-a real treasure!
I will surely be praying that you will be feeling better soon, Mikki Jo! I know those test tend to get us out of our comfort zones and they understandably make us anxious. I pray the Lord gives you the peace and strenght needed to get through this and the wisdom to get to the bottom of your problem. You are in my thoughts and prayers-Love ya-Claudia O

T*mmy said...

I can understand your concerns for Miz Fannie and the Amish schoolchildren especially after that awful attack last fall! I hope they stay safe!
I have been missing you and am sorry you are not feeling well. I hope you are on the mend real soon!

Catherine said...

I like old signs too!! Enjoyed my first visit to your site, enjoyed every post! Nice photo of the turtle! And the little amish boy asleep under the tree, how sweet is that!! ~You captured a precious moment there!

Bright Meadow Farms said...

Hope your tests go well, and that you feel better soon! I love the egg sign. Wish I could find more of those around here!

Rose Mary said...

So glad to see you back Mikki Jo! I'm sorry to hear that you've been sick--I'll keep you in my prayers. I'll also pray for the safety of your friend--that would make me sort of nervous! Hope you enjoy visiting the school, it sounds like lots of fun.

Mrs. U said...

This is such a pretty and peaceful photograph. Thank you for sharing it! It's just lovely!

Mrs. U

La Tea Dah said...

Great picture!

I hope you are feeling better soon. I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well. I'll be praying for you.


Dolly said...

Hi Mikki, this is my first visit to your blog!

I will pray for you....

I have several amish friends too.
Which I adore and treat as sisters!
Thanks for shareing your sweet life!

Come and visit me!

Hugz, Dolly


I love farm eggs where the chickens are allowed to run around and eat the things God intended for them to eat.

I had that test a couple of years ago. I didn't feel a thing. I will be praying for you and I hope all is well. connie from Texas

Pura said...

Hello mikki jo,
So good to hear from you. Hope you'll be fine soon.

Beemoosie said...

Good to hear from you again Mikki. I love to read about your experiences with your Amish neighbors.
You are in my prayers!

Quilt Memories said...

Hi Mikki Jo, This is the first time I have read your blog, read all that was posted, loved everyone. Take care of yourself, the test will be over before you know it and we will all be praying that everything wil be fine.
I dearly loved the picture of the little boy sleeping, what a great shot with the camera.
Enjoyed the "egg" sign also.
Hope you feel better soon.

Beach Girl said...

You and Fannie will both be in my prayers, MIkki Jo.


GardenGoose said...

hi mikki jo..I hope that you are doing o.k.. just wanted to say hi and to send you a hug.

Melissa said...

hello-just wanted to come by and say hi. I haven't been to your neck of the woods in awhile! I wanted to tell you that my husband was voted yesterday unanimously to be the new pastor of a wonderful country church-Hilltop Chapel-about 6 miles out of town. Yea! We are so excited! I also wanted to tell you about the etsy store that me, my mother in law and sister in law have opened online. We have all sorts of hand crafted items-made by us-for sale and are posting new items all the time! Check it out and if you wouldn't care to spread the word to all of your blogger friends, we'd appreciate it! thanks and God bless!

Candy Duell said...

I hope your feeling better by now. I wanted to tell yo u how much I enjoy your blog.

I also love old signs, and the egg sign was great!

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GardenGoose said...

hey Mikki Jo,
visiting here again. am so very glad that you are doing better. so glad that the news is manageable.
miss you lately. hope you have a good week.
just wanted to send you a hug via blogland.
your friend, Tina

Bright Meadow Farms said...

I love that photo of the "eggs" sign, but girl, you have got to get busy and let us know what you are up to!

I stopped by to let you know about a contest on my blog,

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Thinking of you Mikki Jo-and hope all is well with you!
In my prayers-Claudia O.

Deb said...

Love the picture. Hope all is well!

jolynna said...

I like handmade signs as well and do much of my shopping in the summer at homes with signs by the road. They also use the honor system with a box to put money in for the times they are gone.

Your neighborhood sounds much like mine. Most of my neighbors and many of my friends are also Amish.

I hope your upcoming tests go well and that you feel better soon.

Lucy said...

Hi Mikki jo, I am wondering how your are doing?? Hope everything is oké

Hannah said...

Ohh, that sounds like a horrid test! I'll be praying everything comes out well!