Thursday, May 01, 2014

Joyful Noise Spring Concert

You're invited
to join us for the
Spring Concert
Joyful Noise Choir
Sunday, May 4, 2014, 6 pm
(prelude at 5:40)
Fairview Mennonite Church
35100 Goltra Road, SE
Albany, Oregon

Ben and Jenny are singing in the choir this term, and I heard them yesterday at the Mennonite Home, and I'm sure you'll enjoy them as much as I did.

Well, maybe not QUITE as much as I did, since I always go a little bit crazy about my children singing.

But even the musical people in the audience said they were really good.

While we were waiting for the kids to warm up, I turned around and there was Paul's Great-Aunt Bernice. 

[Me and Bernice--at 5-3 I really am this much taller than her.]

Bernice gave me a hug and I noticed that one of her front teeth was missing.  I said, "Bernice!  What happened??  Did you fall??"

She laid a hand on my arm and grinned a little bit and said softly,

Quote of the Day:
"I ate it."

Then she added, "I was eating, and then I noticed something felt wrong, and I felt with my tongue and half my tooth was missing, so I guess I ate it.  I didn't mean to.  I'm not a cannibal."


  1. love that your Aunt has a sense humor!I'm not a cannibal........

  2. How funny!:) I've just ordered and read all your books. You have a beautiful story and family!
    I have six kids, and your stories were inspiring, funny, and sweet. Has Hansie learned to get along with the cats? Lol

  3. I love your blog more than any other i have ever read. PerhapsI feel a connection bc I also have 6 children, but you just seem so real, and your stories are so relatable. Paul's aunt sounds wonderful, such a sense of humor! Wish I could attend the concert, but as I am in FL, that is not likely :(
    Blessings from the sunshine state!