Now Unto Him

That Abel! He's so greedy. I told my parents one Sunday morning after church. That caught both their attention. "Every Sunday as soon as church is over he grabs the money before anyone else can get up there. He sits right up there on the front bench so he can beat everyone." Abel Martin was … Continue reading Now Unto Him


TV (Oprah may have saved my life)

There are several distinct lines in the sand for Mennonites - the haves and the have nots. They have TVs or they have not.These are not distinctives of class status but of cultural taboos. Some outside observers neatly declare this is some religious suspicion of technology. Others sum it up as a male dominated society … Continue reading TV (Oprah may have saved my life)

Sept 21, 1973

John and Jeannie were married at Hagerstown Mennonite Fellowship Church by Bishop Melvin Horst of Columbiana OH. They had a reception at the home of Maurice and Naomi Martin on Maugans Ave for 125 guests.  They married one week after Dad turned 21, the age his Parents considered majority and quit supporting him. 

Mennonite. Isn’t there a Spray for That? 

What are Mennonites? According to John Oliver of The Daily Show they are Diet Amish. Statistically the risk of your child being born Mennonite is doubling every three years, but it's not a birth defect, either. Globally, the average Mennonite is a woman, and black. There's probably no "Denomination" as impossible to define. They descend … Continue reading Mennonite. Isn’t there a Spray for That?