A winding path by Carrie Bender

By Carrie Bender

This hot tale of Amish family members lifestyles is a sequel to A Fruitful Vine, e-book 2 within the Miriam's magazine sequence.

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He's even tickled about it. I had been hoping for a red-haired, freckle-faced, cherubic daughter, but what's in the heart will matter so much more. Last evening, after their Dutch lesson, Priscilla brought Henry in to show him Baby Sadie. She told him to sit in the rocker, then handed the baby to him. He crooned softly to her, and patted her cheek, then suddenly and unexpectedly, to our surprise and embarrassment, he began to cry. He quickly handed the baby back to Priscilla and went outside. Priscilla and I stared at each other in consternation.

And her baby's only a month old! She was smiling, but her face seemed to lack the usual radiance. Priscilla offered to put the children to bed for their naps. She took them upstairs, while Rosemary and I sat at the kitchen table, visiting. " and so forth. " I poured two cups of fresh-brewed meadow tea and laid out sugar cookies, all the time wondering what the trouble was. "Ah, this hits the spot," Rosemary exclaimed as she sipped the tea. "I get so thirsty when I have a nursing baby. Which reminds me, I can't stay long.

Sometimes the funniest part of all was Drafty Dave's "Dutchified" English. Several times I noticed Nate trying hard to keep from laughing when Dave put in a Dutch (Pennsylvania Deutsch, German) word by mistake. Henry, however, didn't seem to be bothered in the least with Dave's "chust" for "just," and "wisit" for "visit," and other such phrases peppered throughout his stories. Henry was too busy watching Priscilla. While we women did the dishes, Annie told us that Henry had sold his car and was looking for a horse and carriage.

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