Momma Reed

Bonnie Rushmore, Mary Reed & Rebecca Rushmore

Bonnie Rushmore, Mary Reed & Rebecca Rushmore (three generations)

Thursday morning, we had bacon and homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast at the Weaver home. After a little more quality time together and parting hugs, Bonnie, Rebecca and I mounted the silver shuttle and pointed it toward Pennsylvania. Three hours later, we had made the journey from Vermilion, OH to Cambridge Springs, PA where Bonnie’s mother Mary Reed resides in a nursing home. Not long after our arrival, we along with Mary were on the road again, this time heading for the home of Bonnie’s niece (Robin). Bonnie’s brother Jim and sister-in-law Kay had already arrived. (A detour of about 15 miles had taken us out of the way, though.) Robin’s daughters Adela (2) and Hazel (6) were there, too. Hamburgers, hotdogs and the trimmings occupied our attention, before which, during which and after which we enjoyed our mini family reunion.

Later, we took Mary back to the home, and then we three lodged with Kay and Jim for the night. Friday morning, we three along with Kay and Jim continued our communing over a Cracker Barrel breakfast in Meadville, PA. After we parted from Kay and Jim, we revisited Mary Reed for a while before continuing our journey. Bonnie showed pictures from a computer to her mother – old family pictures and pictures associated with our overseas mission work – which seemed to grab the attention and focus of Bonnie’s mother.

Once we were back on the road, we shopped our way at a couple of locations down I-79; Rebecca was looking for some clothes. Vanity Fair at the Outlet Mall alongside the Grove City, PA exit proved to be the right place for Rebecca to find exactly what she wanted and what fit her, besides being heavily discounted. This Outlet Mall is superior to nearly every outlet mall I have ever seen, and it is a destination all its own – well worth a visit.

Two hours after leaving Grove City, we arrived in Wheeling, WV at the home of Judy and Emanuel Daugherty. They are dearest of friends and co-workers in the kingdom of our Lord. Emanuel, former Director of West Virginia School of Preaching in Moundsville, WV, is still on the faculty there. He is also the preacher for the Salem Church of Christ in Glen Easton, WV. What do good friends do when they get together? Eat, of course! That we did at Cheddars in the Cabela’s shopping mall outside of Wheeling. It also was our good pleasure to visit other dear friends or to call them on the phone. Good friends and brethren make an invaluable contribution to Bonnie and me through moral encouragement, sometimes financial support as well as lodging and feeding us as we travel for the purpose of speaking to various congregations. Tomorrow (Sunday), I will speak for the Cameron, WV Church of Christ, where Bonnie and I labored for about seven years previous to accepting the current missions and publishing ministry to which we have devoted ourselves.

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