Wednesday Medley

Joining Terri, Your Friend From Florida, for Wednesday Medley. She provides questions for us to answer on our blogs and then we can visit other blogs that answered the same questions.

Here are the questions for this Wednesday:

What is your claim to fame?

My claim to fame is that I am one of the ten Mennonite Girls Can Cook. We met because of Lovella’s blog and eventually Lovella started a recipe blog called Mennonite Girls Can Cook. She invited me and other gals to join the blog and provide recipes. The contributors were capped at the ten of us current gals and the rest is history. We’ve co-authored three books, had a play named after us, and provided cooking demonstrations/classes and a few of our gals even made it onto Global TV. All of our royalty money has been contributed to helping children, orphans and widows. I am the one American in the group and I’m also the one non-Mennonite. They adopted me because of my Russian heritage and our similar cooking heritage.

What is something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

I like to hold and read a book and turn the pages.

What did you think you would grow out of but haven’t?

Haha, there are a lot of things I’ve grown out of, like all my clothes from a decade ago. Oye. Something I haven’t grown out of and would like to is being concerned about what other people think of me. I’m less concerned then in my youth but it still nags at me.

What is the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well?

I gave a ride to two criminals to get them away from my house and was able to drive into a driveway down the hill from us where a sheriff vehicle had pulled in looking for them. I jumped out of the car ran over to the policeman and said the guys you are looking for are in my car. He was dumbfounded and within a minute about 6 other police vehicles pulled up. They all told me I shouldn’t have done that. No duh! My husband was really upset with me for doing it, too. The two young thugs were, as the police detective put it, really bad guys. I had to go to a disposition hearing but did not have to go to trial. The two thugs had robbed a couple houses down the hill from us. I knew they didn’t belong on our hill and they cornered me in our driveway asking for a ride. I didn’t know how I was going to be able to get into our house with them right there and our daughter was in the house so I chose to give them a ride away from our house. I talked to them the whole time they were in my car letting them know I had to get home quickly because my sons would be coming home from school, etc. I even asked them if they were a couple of bad boys and they said, “no maam, no maam, as they slid down in their seats when they saw the police vehicle ahead of us on the road. The two thugs were shocked that I did that and were stuck to their seats instead of jumping out of the car and trying to get away. My angel was on overtime!!

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?

Hmm…I’m going to choose Grace because I’m grateful for God’s amazing grace in my life.

What is something random you can tell us about this week?

It’s getting colder and colder here in our northeast corner of Washington State. I’m going to have to consider my wardrobe and add some cold weather items.

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

17 thoughts on “Wednesday Medley

  1. Great photo of you all and I enjoyed the story of how the cooking blog came to be, and how you were made so welcome into the group. I check it out every now and again because I love cooking blogs too. I also still enjoy leafing through pages of a book, especially if it is a good one and I get lost in its pages. That’s quite a story about the two burglars and glad your angel was looking out for you. I guess none of us knows how we would react in that situation and you kept a cool head. The name Grace, a very special name. It is getting colder here too but I enjoy sweater weather, wrapping myself up in a throw-rug, drinking hot chocolate and reading one of those paper books. Thanks for the interesting read Ellen. Enjoy the rest of your week 😊

  2. Good grief, that story of helping the police catch those thugs!! Takes a lot more courage than most of us have got!! BTW, I thought it was you who had the Moisi stories. I read that to my husband. Just fascinating!! I’m so glad you posted that.

    And what fun for the ten of you who like to cook. A great adventure!!

  3. Oh my goodness! I think you acted very bravely in getting those thugs away from your house and your daughter. I am so glad it had a happy ending.
    That is some claim to fame! I’ve never heard of the website or books, but will be looking for them now.

  4. Oh my that was quite a story about the ‘bad guys’. Glad it turned out the way it did!!!
    I too enjoy holding a book and turning the pages when I read.
    That is a pretty cool claim to fame. : )

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