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January 27, 2014

Amish Cook enjoys snow day with ice cream

It is the middle of January and we are getting more snow.

We have had our share of winter weather this month. My husband Joe and daughter Elizabeth didn’t go back to the factories until Jan. 9 because of all the snow we got. They had a longer holiday break than they expected.

The school’s doors also stayed closed for three more days after their Christmas vacation.The house seemed really quiet on Jan. 9 when everyone finally left for the day again.

We enjoyed being “snowed in” for a few days. But with temperatures below zero, it was too cold to go out to enjoy it. We have completed two puzzles that are 1000-piece puzzles over these winter storms. It seems every puzzle goes together faster than the one before, now that the children can help put it together instead of mess it up as they would do when they were toddlers. I remember sometimes a puzzle would get messed up two to three times, and then maybe a piece was missing before it was completed. Now we can leave it unattended with no little ones in the house.

Daughter Susan will have her 18th birthday next week on Jan. 24. Our second daughter has reached adulthood. Time does not stand still for anyone. Susan was born at home with Joe’s Aunt Sylvia being my midwife. We had quite a time finding a ride for her to go home the eight miles. Snow drifts were piled as high as our trailer home windows. We lived in a trailer home at my parents at that time. How thankful we felt that Susan was born without any major problems during a winter storm like that.

Susan is now a lively energetic young lady and loves to spend time with horses and ponies. Writing stories is also a hobby for her.

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