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Threshing Supper

Well, last evening was the threshing supper over at Lloyd Gingerich's farm.  Anybody that had helped thresh in the three threshing rings we have here in the community was invited.  I think there were about thirteen families there, plus me. 

There were several tables set up just groaning with food.  Hamburger pie was the main entree.  There were all kinds of salads and vegetables.  Desserts galore, pies and sheet cakes.  Home made ice cream.  Watermelon.

After supper, the young folks and those young at heart had a volley-ball game.  I sat and talked with the men and then went over and watched from the sidelines.

I hitched up and headed Toby home around 10:30.  The game was still going on when I left.

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can you tell us how to make hamburger pie, it sounds interesting

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Hmmmm.  Well, I've never made it myself but I've enjoyed consuming it numerous times.  I'll see what I can find out.  Basically, it's a tasty hamburger mixture on the bottom of a big pan and it's covered with a thick layer of mashed potatoes.  Dig deep and you get your meat and potatoes all in one scoop.  But the hamburger is really tasty.  They must use mushroom soup or something with it.  I'll ask around.

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Oh sounds like everyone had fun even the threshing grew.. What a great meal that was put on along with fellowship.. Blessings sisterbrenda

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How in the world can they be playing volleyball at 10:30 at night??!! (picturing the volleyball court surrounded by kerosene/gasoline lanterns...)  Anyway, it sounds like everyone had a wonderful time!

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Each of our young folks groups have one or two sets of volleyball nets and equipment.  Often after a "work night" at somebody's house or at other young folks' gatherings they'll play volleyball.

After it gets dark, they have these lights rigged up that have two big light bulbs that fit in sockets on the top of each of the poles on each side of the net.  Then, they run the cord to a portable generator.  Voila, lights!

However, when a volleyball hits a bulb, which happens every once in a while.....Pop!  Darkness.....

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Sounds wonderful, Gusluke, and as Barb said, well-deserved! Does Toby know his way home in the dark?!  Wink

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Hi Diann,

Well, I imagine that Toby or Mr. Ed could find their way home in the dark.  I can't guarantee that they would stay on their side of the road, however.  That could be rather disasterous.

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Sounds like a very enjoyable(and well-deserved!) time of fellowship!! We usually have picnic style suppers after haying and things like that. Ours is just immediate family,though. I think it is wonderful the way your communities work together. Thanks for sharing!