October 2008

Hoosierville23 Oct 2008 08:12 pm

Moving in to northern Hoosierville these long 5 years ago was a bit of a culture shock. At least when it came to Amishness. It’s without a doubt genuine Amish country around here. Everybody is either Amish, just left the Amish, or their Grandpa was Amish, and the rest of us immigrated in from the “English” world out there.

Don’t call me English. I’m American.

Anyway, the whole Amish thing had my eyes open wide in wonder for awhile, but I’ve learned quite a lot about Amishness since then. I’ve come to enjoy the incongruities.

Like seeing a horse and buggy pulling a boat and trailer. Or exchanging emails with an Amishman. Or even finding a “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” dvd on an Amishman’s desk!

And today I had an Amishman tell me “You da man!”

Music18 Oct 2008 12:56 am

I was making a delivery to the Blue Gate, and after I parked my van I saw a big shiny bus pull up to drop off some people. I quick grabbed my stuff and headed for the door to see who it was.

It was Randy Shelnut, Stewart Vernado, Jeff Stice, Scott Inman, and one other guy. I was just ahead of them, so I opened the door for Randy Shelnut as we went in. They’re in town for the big multi-piano thing. I was actually delivering the programs for the show.

It wasn’t very fair, because I was working and they were going in to eat. I thought after I left, I should have told them to try the ham. Bummer, I didn’t think of it in time.

I always did like Randy Shelnut and Scott Inman, the least I could have done was recommend the ham.

AHQ03 Oct 2008 07:27 pm

My buddy By emailed me the other day telling me that he moved the bylog over to wordpress.com. Good for him.

And hey, I like that header pic. ITF is in it!

But By, where is the link to ITF?

Family02 Oct 2008 10:27 pm

A few weeks ago we flew to Oregon for a week. I was apprehensive about flying with two lap babies, but they did pretty good. They did a lot better than me. I thought it was pretty miserable.

Then last weekend I flew out by myself for my Grandpa’s funeral. I don’t like flying anymore, it used to be fun but those days are long gone.

The girls charmed everyone. Both of them are quick to smile, even at a stranger, and they won over the stewardesses, nearby passengers, airport people, everybody in about half a second.

I discovered last weekend that I don’t generate nearly as much attention flying by myself!