Teacher Mahlon has proved to be popular with readers!
Click here to see survey results. 94.4 percent of you wanted to see the column added as a permanent feature on the website. Of course, like anything, finding the $$ to do it is the challenge. I’ll try to find a business to sponsor his column and I’ll do everything I can to bring him back beginning next Friday. Like Lovina and Rosanna, Mahlon is just a very kind person, very willing to let us into his life and share and for that I’m appreciative. I really am going to make every effort to keep him, so stay tuned!Meanwhile, while I figure out how to keep on the website, here are some photos from his homestead to tide you over this week. Take a look at these gorgeous pot-holders!
I don’t typically get excited over pot-holders, but these are hand-made by Mahlon’s 91-year-old grandmother. “She’s slowing down a bit,” Mahlon told me. She used to craft huge quilts, but these pot-holders are more her speed now. I’d love to sit down and talk with her sometime. I find living history of the Amish church to be quite fascinating and I imagine a 91-year-old would have many stories to share.
The last photo I thought I’d share with you is a shot of Mahlon’s grandmother’s garden taken last year. Look at all the pretty flowers! Mahlon says his grandmother doesn’t grow many vegetables anymore, but her garden is full of well-tended flowers.