On my tour Wednesday, June 16, I had a group from Johnston, Iowa. One of the ladies is a volunteer for the McCaughy family, who has the septuplets. She goes every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon. The …
On my tour Wednesday, June 16, I had a group from Johnston, Iowa. One of the ladies is a volunteer for the McCaughy family, who has the septuplets. She goes every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon. The family is a neat and organized family. Two of the girls don’t walk, and one boy still needs additional attention. The family takes the children to church every Sunday morning and evening. Many volunteers help, but at night, the couple is alone with the children.
Beautiful weather— cool and refreshing. Remember June is dairy month. Get your dairy products.
There was a sign in the window about Weshi pups. A woman went in and asked about these pups. The clerk thought she was crazy. “You have a sign in the window that says, Weshi pups,” the lady explained. “No,” said the clerk. “The sign says, ‘We Ship UPS.’”
John Maxwell and I ran into each other in Monday in Iowa City. He lived in Wellman and sold insurance. He took me over to his son, Jess’s, business, and as I went through the office, I again met Scott Elhers, who is a former Optimist before he moved to Iowa City. That sure is a big construction business.
Are you aware of the radio and T.V. commercials about picking a new president in November of 2000? Little early, isn’t it?
Don’t forget to send a card to J. Paul Yoder’s on their 65th wedding anniversary. That’s a long time.
June 21st was the longest day of the year and summer began.
I did notice the new aquarium at P.V. Home given by Jerry Gingerich. It is a beauty. Go look at it when you visit the guests.
West of Frytown is a goat farm, and last Sunday, we saw five goats on top of a hog house, all the way to the peak of the roof. It was an interesting sight and I wonder how they ever got down.
A fellow who works in the North Liberty area called and asked me how many livestock tunnels under the highway there are between Kalona and Iowa City. He said there are three. Do you daily drivers agree?
My neighbors, the Jim French’s, have their house for sale. Plans are if they sell it, they will move to Virginia to be with their children.
Kim Droz, who has worked at JW’s, will soon be leaving us for a work project in the east.
Merle Schlaubaugh recently received an honor from Bethel College. He is a local boy and is the son of Ralph and Martha Schlaubaugh.
I was visiting with Leo Schrock recently, and he brought me up to date on his retirement. He was a driver for Gail Swartzendruber, C.H. Wilson and Tom Stevens and worked at Farmland for almost 34 years. He traveled in the central U.S. and hauled feed, gas, fertilizer and propane.
His log book was legal. That sounds good for a driver. He even hauled wheat in 1985.
He had witnessed some accidents where he was the first one there, and hit several deer on the highway.
He thinks he has driven 2,300,000 miles for Farmland in six trucks to make the family living.
His hobby has been caring for bees and now odd jobs at home, driving once in a while when needed.
The word for the week is peruse. It means to examine something in detail. So at times, you can peruse to see about painting the wall, or peruse the car your want to buy. Even to examine a small baby, you would peruse it. Doesn’t sound the best, but it will work.
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