Morrisons Cove Herald - Putting cows on the front page since 1885.

By Roseann Zimmerman

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs


It was a new thing for me to wear ear plugs. I looked in astonishment at my lawn mower. The 6 horsepower Kawasaki engine under the green paint seemed to turn into a purring kitten. The traffic on Piney Creek Road was soundless. The black exhaust coming from the muffler of my husband's tractor indicated noisy power for grinding corn but I wasn't hearing it. Instead of these jarring sounds I heard the breezes and my own voice practicing my memory work, singing my songs. My hours of lawn mowing turned into a short, enjoyable time.

Doing familiar things in a new way happened more than once las...

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