Eldy said there was a terrible accident last week where two Amish wagons carrying children pulled out of a private drive in front of an SUV. Young Amish children or teens often drive a pony powered wagon around the farms and county roads. Two children were killed and four were injured. The car driver was not at fault and was not cited. You have to be extra vigilant driving in these counties. Many of the roads are really not very big for buggies AND cars or other large vehicles...You need to drive even SLOWER when there's a lot of Amish activity going on--Saturdays are a big shopping day for them.
|Saturday in Shipshewanna|
It's off to see the grandkids' soccer games today...Eldy's oldest grandchild, Cate, plays a mean game of soccer. She's one of the youngest on her team, as the player levels range from grades 6-9, but she holds her own, that's for sure! Sparky used to coach her own girls' soccer teams, and she played adult soccer in her thirties, so she really enjoys watching the kids play. (It's all she can do to keep from yelling out instructions!) What can I say? Old teaching/coaching habits die hard! Cate did a great job today and her determination and grit showed!
|Cate, red shirt, in the middle, holding her own|
Tonight we head over to Eldy's son's house for a FOOTBALL/WELCOME HOME party......Rah-rah! Go Notre Dame! Hope Notre Dame wins--Eldy is a RABID Notre Dame fan--that means when they play, he doesn't sit down and just watch if the game is exciting...He's up jumping around and hollerin', "GO "D"! C'MON, D!!" (For you ladies, that's "D" as in Defense)...If they lose, he's not fit to live with for about an hour.....Sparky is not the only pouter in the family! Even if you're not a Notre Dame fan, cross your fingers! Sparky thanks you! See you tomorrow.....