Sugar Creek offers drainage, decor and delight to Montgomery County. However, no kayakers rowed through the rocks today, in yet another day of our drought.
A small bake shop opened in rural Darlington. I bought four large sticky buns at only $1.00 each.
Montgomery County fields show a lot more life than those closer to Indy. I doubt, nonetheless, that this particular acreage of corn will produce much. The stalks rise only about four feet above the Queen Anne’s Lace.
Last evening we enjoyed dinner with old friends from Pennsylvania, Ed and Arlene Martin. Ed and I were roommates our senior year at Eastern Mennonite. As a freshman he took an English course taught by Laura Weaver, who later taught at the University of Evansville (Indiana). She is a reader of this blog. Curiously, Ed and Arlene are reading the same author that I am into — Elaine Pagels. I’ll say more later about her work. Ed and Arlene are headed to a church assembly (Church of the Brethren) in St. Louis.
Today I received “My Story,” a book of autobiographical sketches and vignettes, by Wilbur Birky. He and I were colleagues at Goshen College. I notice in his entry for the year 1965 “I shared an office on the third floor of the ‘Ad Building’ with Dan Hess. We had come to teach at Goshen the same year. Fanni and Joy both had babies that first fall, and we became close family friends … We shared our successes and our frustrations in our first year as ‘professors.’ And we kept a ‘running’ game of chess going in our office, each making a move after class or at any convenient interval while the other was ‘out.’” It’s all true.
The hour approaches ten. I hear a light rumble, go outside and sure enough a storm is gathering in the southeast. The storm won’t bring us rain, but I can imagine the gratitude of farmers over by Shelbyville.