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Saturday, 29 May 2004

Well, I'm up early and ready to go to the Ontario Mennonite Relief Sale in New Hamburg, Ontario. I may hate mornings (bleh!) but I'd hate even more to miss the Relief Sale! I don't believe that I have ever missed one — certainly not since childhood.

I'm going to buy some fresh made strawberry pies, help the youth from my church make those pies, and look at the quilts that will be auctioned off today. In the past, the most expensive quilts have gone for tens of thousands of dollars, so I wonder what the most expensive quilt will be this year?

Friday, 21 May 2004

Last night at the Rockway sping concert my Mom, Nancy Ellen Nafziger, was honoured for twenty five years of teaching at Rockway. Yay! Here are some pictures of her standing up at the front while Terry Schellenberg, the principal and Nacy Mann, board char, say a few things in praise of her dedication and years of service.

Thursday, 20 May 2004

Well, thanks to changes in the firecodes and what home insurance companies allow, my Mother had to replace the wood we've had ever sicne I was a child. :-(

The new stove is a gas one, and to me gas stoves always smell funny, even if the view of the fire inside is virtually the same. I always liked building up a fire in the old stove, seeing if I could start it with just one match. (Which meant that I had built the little "log cabin" properly out of small kindling and surrounded it correctly with larger pieces of wood.)

Here are some pictures of the new stove