Monday, March 21, 2011

Ivy United Methodist Church


Dave and I Saturday went to Altoona, Iowa for the Annual Iowa Plowing Dinner-Meeting. The ladies of this church always prepare our meal and it's so delicious right down to the home made pies.. I picked Cherry.. There were 6 different kinds to chose from. It was a great meal and it was good to see all the fellow plowers and their wives... They come from all over the state of Iowa..
My friend Jane brought her grandson Michael age 1 year old.. He was so cute and he was getting antsy with the meeting being so long. So I went out to the car to get some of Ben's toys.. (tractors and little cars)>. When I got outside there was this couple sitting in a car and they called me over to their car.. They were from Des Moines and they said they drove by this church quite frequently and wondered if it was possible to come inside.. I said "SURE"... This church is quite old and really wonderful to see on the inside. The sanctuary is so beautiful to see.. So they came inside and I took them to the sanctuary and it was just breath taking to see the ivy stained glass window.. We sat down in one of the pews and talked a bit.. Marge and Bob told me they had been married for 61 years . He was a medic in the Navy and enlisted when he was 17.. He was stationed in Idaho.. They had quite a story to tell me and it was so interesting.. I love to talk with men or women who have served in the military in this country. I love to hear their stories..





Here is Marge and Bob.. Look at the license plate...WW2
Navy.. They have two children. One is a Dr. in Iowa City..
We had a great time visiting and sometimes I just think it was meant to be that I was to go outside during the meeting and visit with them and take them inside to see this lovely church... I call it a "God Stop".. God is so good and you never know what he has in store for your day.
We had a great meeting and it was a tiggeriffic day~!
Now I'm home and Spring is showing so many signs of being here. Getting ready to pack and go see my sister, Lynn and brother Dave in South Carolina on Wednesday.. I can hardly wait~!
While I'm there spring has already sprung.. So I get to pack shorts and summer clothes. We plan on spending couple days at the beach and couple days in the mountains.. Two of my favorite places to be.. I'll be back on April 4th...
Have a Tiggeriffic Day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:~)


7 comments:

Dawn said...

Well it sounds as though spring has sprung and you're right into it all:)
So glad you get to go visiting!
They sure look like a very happy couple:)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Happy travels! We leave for the beach in a couple of weeks and I'm so excited.

texwisgirl said...

Have a great sis visit!

Laura~peach~ said...

hope you have a plan to head just a bit west :) too... cause i sure hope to get to see you!

rex22lbs said...

Great church pictures. Sounds so nice to have the meal and meeting there.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It sounds like you're having a lot of fun and being treated well too!! Be safe and thanks for taking us along!! :-))

PS: Your are so right about the 'God Stops!'

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