Monthly Archives: December 2016

Monday at Sunnyside

This day began with breakfast at Der Dutchman restaurant with J. C. and Jewel Shank.  Jewel leads and promotes the annual history banquet in Sarasota that supported the writing of history of the Southeast Mennonites.  My two books can be found at the local Pinecraft Everence Office and on … Continue reading

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Sunday in Florida

I awoke on Sunday morning to the aroma of roast turkey and the bustle of the Crawford home in Riverview, Florida. Hattie. our hostess, is a grandmother, school teacher and preacher’s wife. This morning she ruled the kitchen to prepare the Crawford share of the communal … Continue reading

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My Home is Where I Am

On Saturday, December 3, 2016 I flew by Delta from Indiana to Sarasota. Florida.  I cried when I saw Sarasota’s rich landscape and felt the warm breeze. I lived in Florida for 56 years and Florida was my home. My son-in-law Eldon Stoltzfus and I flew … Continue reading

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