Archive for December, 2006

December Snow

Published on December 28, 2006

It has snowed all day and it is still snowing. The snow started last night. I woke up about 3:00 a.m. and thought it was morning because so much light was coming through the bedroom windows. On my trip to the post office this afternoon I couldn’t help but think that the entire town looks [...]

Christmas Traditions

Published on December 23, 2006

At our family Christmas Party last week we participated in an annual tradition of sharing a fine meal and exchanging gifts. The Kimball family continues to grow and it is becoming difficult for us to all fit into a single house. Yet every year, with practically standing room only, we get together because none of [...]

An Amish Dinner

Published on December 14, 2006

On my last night in Michigan my friend Linda arranged for a rare and delightful treat; we were to have dinner in the home of a young Amish woman
Sarah Borkholder is twenty-eight years old. She chooses to remain in her Old Order Amish community and has chosen not to marry or live in the family [...]


Published on December 9, 2006

I have been looking forward to the first snow of the year since we started the process of building this house a year ago. And, wouldn’t you know it, it snowed last week while I was away. Seven inches of snow accumulated on the ground before it stopped snowing. There have been record cold temperatures [...]