Feeling a little Amish

For those of you not familiar with Amish phone culture, it is my experience and understanding that if you call an Amish business they typically don’t answer the phone, but if you leave a message they will return your phone call.  Most business have a ten or 15 minute (I can’t remember which) window where they can answer the call directly if someone calls.

I just called the horse dentist to get an appointment to get my horses’ teeth floated.  I had to leave a message and realized that I sounded very Amish.  I explained who I was and how he could reach me.  I said that Monday through Thursday I could usually be reached from 7 to 8 PM.

In reality that  usually translates into a half an hour or 15 minute window between dealing with unexpected added times in feeding or that unplanned for dirty diaper.  That is if I actually remember to grab my cell phone, realize it’s ringing, and answer it…

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About Mary K. Smith

I was widowed in July 2009, when I lost my beloved husband, John, to melanoma. Cancer SUCKS. We have a young son who was just a year old when his father died. I live on a small farm in Maryland which is home to horses, cats, and a dog. I started this blog as a way for me to heal, a way to remember my husband, and eventually I'd like to share it with our son so he can see the love that his father had for him, the love that we had for each other, what a great person his father was, and how hard his father fought to live.
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