December 2014

Eat, Drink, and Be Mennonite, for Tomorrow You May Diet

December 31, 2014

“Only Mennonites,” I thought Christmas evening, waiting in the food line behind an assortment of brothers and sisters, nieces and grandparents. Ham, turkey breasts, turkey with barbecue, dinner rolls, lettuce salad, cranberry salad, mashed potatoes, corn, sweet potatoes, chicken noodle soup, cheese ball and crackers–all spread out on the cupboards of our farmhouse kitchen. In the library, the dessert table resided over limited space. Rice-Crispy …

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Photos of Christmas Day 2014

December 29, 2014

There is Christmas. But before Christmas, Christmas morning–a bustle of last-minute cleaning, of folding sweaters and piling laundry and filling the dishwasher and wiping the spilled gravy from the stove. Then, when the guys come in from the barn, there is a last-minute wrapping of presents, the office crinkly with wrapping paper and tape, the kneeling bodies, the marker-scrawled names. “Where do we put our …

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