Today we looked and shopped at a local farmer's market called Roots. Christy wanted to go and we tagged along. What fun! I have not been there in many years. I'm not sure why except that I was always working! It is only open on Tuesday. (when I was working at the nursing home and we were talking about what we may have done on a certain day of the week....if I said, what would you do on a Tuesday....they would say, go to Roots! Even some residents with dementia would answer that one!) I came home with bananas for 35 cents a pound, some peaches and sweet potatoes. I also found a cute little sweater for Ellen which will be perfect for a sleeveless dress I recently got her. I was looking for one at the mall but this one was only $5! Nice!
Tonight we celebrated the birthday of a special lady. She became part of our family a year after my Mother passed away when my Dad married her. My sweet step-Mother, Mary, is 83 today. Her family was taking her to Shady Maple for dinner and invited the Witmer family to celebrate with them. Two of her sons didn't make it. There were 6 of the Witmer clan who did. What a nice time to be with our Zimmerman brothers and sisters. I had never eaten at Shady Maple before except for Corey and Christy's wedding reception. Eating in the restaurant is an experience. So much food! It was seafood night. I had a piece of Cajun catfish plus lots of other things. For dessert I had a piece of shoo-fly pie and soft vanilla ice cream and some lemon cheesecake dessert. The choices are endless. You pay before you eat and go for as much as you want for as long as you want! Needless to say, I am feeling very full tonight!
It was a good day. Tomorrow starts a new chapter in Ellen's life....10th grade!
Blessings to you Ellen!
Ellen and Greta at the E-town fair
Happy Birthday, sweet Mary!
Mary with my sisters Mary Ellen and Barb
(taken in July)