By Kevin Williams
I love this column from Old Order Mennonite writer, Rosann Zimmerman. What I like about her is that she is Old Order Mennonite and to my knowledge this is a one-of-a-kind column. I don't know of any other OOM writers out there, so this is a first, as far as I know. Not only is she a superb writer, she also just gives insight into the OOM church which is so similar to the Amish, but not quite the same. I mean, there are plenty of shared similarities with the Amish, like church every other Sunday. Check out this excerpt:
This song by S. C. Hanson was on our lips on Thursday when we were together to celebrate our youngest daughter's birthday. The wind blew all day and the air was filled with cherry leaves. They even landed in our trays of lunch where we ate together on the deck. Besides fresh sourdough bread with pear jelly and butter, there were green beans and cheesy potatoes with sausage. The salad was fresh from the garden and the birthday carrot cake was decorated with dusty pink hydrangeas to match the pink-fringed, yellow calendulas. Although I biked to the home of the birthday girl with a bouquet in my box, the days are numbered for such lush color. Even as we looked at the little plants for next year, we piled spent stems away from the garden in the sun and wind.
What beautiful writing!
Click here to read her whole column this week!