Friday, May 21, 2010

Some friends of ours moved to Indiana a few years ago and are conveniently only a couple hours away from where we have to travel for quiz regionals, and are kind enough to offer accommodations for all of us. A visit with them adds to the fun of going to the regional quiz.
Another thing that adds to the fun of making that long trip is that we swing through Shipshewana on our way to our friends' house. Clarence was looking for rutabaga seed for my brother-and found it!
Since his job transfer in November, Clarence no longer drives through Earl and Kathy's area on his commute. What to do? "Why, I'll mail them", he thought. A quick call to a friend to ask how much postage was these days, some scrounging through old stamps and his pocket, and he was in business.
Who needs last names when addressing an envelope? Who needs actual stamps? Clarence was sure that he didn't. Apparently, he was right. The seeds arrived safely at Earl's the other day.
I've informed the girls that they cannot disregard all they've been taught about properly addressing envelopes. Just because it worked for Daddy doesn't mean it's right, right?
I'm pretty sure they'll test it on their own some day.
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  1. SHIPSHEWANA!!!!! oh GOOdNESS ...I LOVE THAT PLACE. One of my daughters went to Indiana Weslyan and sometimes when we went to visit her we would make a trip to shipshewana...loved it! i need to think of a reason to drive 12+ hours to come there again :)

    ...and i love the taped great is that!!!

    have a great weekend

  2. Earl and I had a good laugh when we saw that the mail came without even a last name! The quarter was gone too, I would have NEVER thought to tape a quarter on for postage. Only Clarence:>) We love you brother!

  3. Oh my goodness that is funny!

    I've never seen that done before.

    Becky K.

  4. Hahahaha! That's great!!


  5. wow, the taped on nickel is AWESOME! I love you guys :) It was great seeing you the other day! I love you,
    Love, Victoria


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