Friday, July 11, 2014
Then and now….
I enjoy coming to this part of the country. Some parts take me back. I liked the stories of mama and dad talking about some tough times, plowing and planting using the mules, and times that they did not know were hard because they were in the same boat with thousands of others.
I remember an uncle who talked about hearing about a poor family that lived on the same road on which they lived, he learned it was his family .
The Amish (as a whole) are not poor by any measurement, but they do live and work in a world that matches life over 70-100 years ago.
The farms in this area are impressive, but so are the farms in Ohio, Indiana and most states. It is just the fact that in this area you may happen by a field still being plowed by horse or mule.
The Amish go to town and travel by buggy or wagon as most folk know.
We were hoping that corn was already for the market and it is. They pull one of these trailers in and within an hour or less, it is empty. Today they sold for 13 ears for $3.
We also bought peaches and blue berries.
We had another mission today, try to get tickets to see Moses. So we drove to Sight and Sound Theater where Moses is playing.
Sherry as we head in to find out they are sold out for the next three weeks.
Inside they have this 12’ likeness of Moses.
When we first started passing thru Sight and sound was a small local production. Now it is huge and also big in Branson, MO. The plays and stories are good even if one is not a believer.
The first play we saw in the big theater was Noah, and it was good. I had never seen a huge production, I was impressed,
Okay, Sherry lets me cook sometimes. She says, “You are good at that!” (She majored in psychology). I came home shucked two ears of corn, cut it off the cob and cooked it, to add to the left over veggie soup. We had to eat some before adding it.
I made a fruit bowl to snack on. Then for dessert we had corn on the cob. Ever do it in the shucks in the microwave? Easy as pie and no silks. Four minutes per ear.
My kind of dessert!
Thanks for coming this way.
We will be tourists for two days then off.
I don’t know what it is, but I am sure it is one of the Big girl toys.