Wednesday, June 9, 2021


My cell rang and I answered it and it was Mattie. 

"Mattie!" I said. 

"What?" she said. 

I said, "Gees, now that I'm back to work, I can't keep my cell phone on me. I saw an unfamiliar number, and it finally dawned on me that it was probably you. I've been trying to call, but the phone just rings."

The Amish are allowed to have phones for emergency use. Since they have a sick child, they have permission to have a phone. I'm not sure exactly where it is, but I would not be surprised to find it attached to a pole in a field somewhere near to the house. 

Little Rudy's surgery is today. They got a ride to Pittsburgh, but they didn't find a way home on Thursday and they were getting a little concerned. 

I will be on my way to Blandon. 

I turned to Tim. "Do you want to do a good deed?"

In pretty short order, we got it all worked out. Tim will drive to Pittsburgh and bring them all home on Thursday. 

Mattie sighed in relief. "Wednesday is going to be a long day. His surgery is not until noon, and he's not allowed to eat after midnight. He's not going to understand that."

Her husband had gotten pretty 'hangry' in the back seat coming home the last time we went down. I said "If Rudy takes after his father, it will be a rough morning." 

She giggled and said, "I'm going straight home and tell him what you said."

"I'm not afraid of Levi. I just know to keep a couple cheeseburgers in my pocket to throw at him if he starts getting ornery." 


  1. Poor Rudy. Hope all goes well.

  2. I hope everything goes well with you. xoxo

  3. That is very kind of you and your husband.
    I'm laughing as I used to have a boss who would periodically go on diets or give up coffee or chocolate and she would become very hangry. People would as me how I coped at these times and I always told them that I kept a few chocolate bars on hand and when it got too bad I'd just toss them into her office!

  4. Glad you can help.
    Love that description Ornery...I am racking my brains to think who in my family used to use that!

  5. So glad that you and Tim are able to pitch in and help out. You're making a world of difference to these folks.

  6. If only everyone was like you and Tim, Debby.

  7. You and your hubby are nice people, the kind of people we all wish everyone was like. I hope the wee boys surgery goes ahead and goes well this time. x

  8. I really do think most everyone would jump at the chance to do a good turn for another.


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