Last Christmas I knew that usual box would not be coming, since they were still in the process of rebuilding their store after the fire.
Yesterday, much to my surprise we received a big box stuffed to the brim.
A big block of my favorite cheese, assorted yummy snacks, a stack of books, and some other fun things for the children.
Some Amish schools have a schedule where families in the community takes turns bringing a hot lunch to school once a week as a nice break from packed lunches.
Often the family bringing the lunch to school will stay for noon recess and help the children play.
Recently it was my uncle's, who also happens to be a bishop, turn to furnish lunch. After everyone was done eating they went outside to play softball with my uncle being pitcher for both teams. As he pitched for one of the upper grade girls, she swung the bat with grim determination, her efforts paid off as her bat met the ball with a satisfying "crack". Unfortunately the ball went flying straight into my uncles face, knocking him out.
He was taken to the hospital, where they took care of his cut cheek, broken nose, and gave him advice on taking it easy for a while.
I feel sorry for the girl though, she will always be known as the girl who knocked out the bishop.
Maple sugaring season is under way and our usual quiet little town is overflowing with thousands of tourists that descend every year to sample, watch, and buy.
I'm staying at home until the craziness is over.