Highlight – Packing my bags

The Old Fool is doing his wash, going shopping, and packing his bags for a trip to Pennsylvania.  You may remember that there were three Krady sisters who married three Lehman boys.  You may know that the three sisters slipped away from us in a five month time frame. Rhoda the first on January 3, then Ruth, followed by Naomi. 

On Monday the extended family received the following email from Judy, the daughter of Paul and Naomi: 

My father, Paul J. Lehman, died peacefully in his sleep at 10:40 PM on Saturday, August 11.  We had a small family gathering at Mellingers’ with a Burial service led by Pilgrim’s Mennonite friends on Sunday 12 noon. We are planning a Memorial Service for Dad on August 26 at 2 PM for those that want to come, at the Welcoming Place MCC in Akron, same place we had my Mother’s service.  He was very ready to go and had said his good-byes on  several of the last visits we had with him, having given his last wishes as well as his individual blessings to many of us, his family.”

Now, the first of the three Lehman boys, Paul J. Lehman, has left us. He and his wife, Naomi, elected not to be embalmed and so he was buried on the day following his death to be beside the remains of his Naomi in the Mellingers Mennonite  Cemetery.

The Old Fool plans to travel to Pennsylvania with Rhoda’s sister, Lois, and her husband, Roy Hartzler.  So there will be an approximate three-five day period in which The Old Fool will not be posting daily on the web page as heretofore.

You should know that TOF has been addng script and other refinements to the “pictures” page.  If you are interested in the pictures related to the books click on  this link .

About Martin Lehman

I was born 92 years ago, the son of a Mennonite pastor and organic gardener in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. At age 10 I was baptized as a member of the Marion Mennonite Church. I own the "Old Fool" moniker because I want to walk the Jesus Way even though the world and much of the church takes me as a fool for doing so. In my life I have moved from being a young conservative to an elderly radical. I tell that story in My Faith Journey posted on my website.
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6 Responses to Highlight – Packing my bags

  1. Mary Bew says:

    Thanks for writing and keeping us up to date.
    The Lehman boys: brothers? cousins? or ?

  2. freda zehr says:

    I loved seeing all the old photos you posted, sorry to hear of your brothers passing.
    As my daughter said my 84 year old fathers death, I see from watching you and your siblings, that there is never a “right” time to give up someone you love.
    Blessings and saftey to you on your trip to Penna. Freda Zehr

  3. Amanda Perkins says:

    Safe Travels!

  4. Norman G. Shenk says:

    Sorry to learn of all the grief you have needed to process over the recent few months.
    I hope someone offered you lodging while you were in PA. If we have known we could have hosted you. As you know we do not live far from the former EMM guest house where you stayed some years ago. May the shalom of God be yours.
    Shalom, Norman

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