We’re Home

Yes, we’re home in Goshen.  Rachel tells me that we have traveled more than 4000 miles since leaving  Goshen for a tour of the Southeast.  Our days were mostly in the low eighties.  Now the weather here is in the single digits.

We began by giving reasons for the trip with a post on January 6, 2013 .  You may click on the date to begin at the beginning, and then read though the posts that follow. You will find memories and observations in what may described as a journalistic travelogue.  The whole story may require too much reading, but by skimming the following posts you may see places, people, and stories that rouse your interests.

Taking the laptop with me did not work as well as I had hoped.  I was not as familiar with it as I thought I was.  So I had to work harder to do what I did.  It failed to upload pictures from my camera about mid way through the trip.  In the next few day I hope to post the conclusion of the trip.


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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4 Responses to We’re Home

  1. Audrey A. Metz says:

    Thanks for sharing your stories, Martin and Rachel! Reading them was partly a trip down memory lane for me as well. I recognized some names and places as I read through your blogs. Glad you’re safely home now. Where did Crystal sleep and eat and converse (with like-minded people, I hope) while you were gone??

    • Eldon reported that Crystal dragged her blanked from under my desk. So he placed it next floor up to the kitchen. She was content to sleep there. Now she has another blanket under my desk so she alternates betwwen the two blankets. Thanks for caring.

  2. Marilyn Slabach says:

    Yes, Martin. I agree with Audrey. Thanks so much for allowing us to experience this trip with you. It brought back so many memories, and was so good to hear about people and places as they are today. As I read Proclamation on my iPad these days, I am reminded of the hours needed to produce it the “old” way. How fortunate we all were and are to be a part of developing this Conference, breaking down walls and barriers that separate us from each other and from God all along the way. Thanks, Martin, for learning with us as we worked together and for providing good leadership and wisdom. What an amazing group of Southeast churches and their leaders!

  3. Betty Kelsey says:

    What a delightful journal of your trip south! Seems like such a privilege to meld past places and experiences with what is happening there today. It makes me smile (and proud) to think of my niece and brother-in-law sharing delightful memories, experiencing daughter-father companionship, enjoying scenic roads and warm sunshine, driving 4000 miles in two weeks. Wow!

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