By Mary Christner Borntrager
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Page 13 2 Almost Amish Days turned into weeks, and still Mrs. Streeter had not returned. The Troyer's had no idea how to go about finding her. So Pearlie Mae stayed. "Susan," Roman told his wife, "don't you think it's time to dress Pearlie Mae in our Amish way? " "Ya, Roman, I had thought about that, too. " exclaimed Roman. " "No, it isn't," agreed Susan, "but I'm afraid we can't do anything about that. " Roman suggested to his wife. "I'll talk to her about it," she promised. Page 14 It would mean more sewing to outfit Pearlie Mae in the Amish way.
Since the excitement of the new colt, she had forgotten about the letter. It was Saturday forenoon and, as usual, she was told to clean the living room. Annie was busy filling the kerosene lamps and washing the glass chimneys. Lucy was muttering to herself, "Why does Annie always get the easy jobs? " She gave a quick swish with the broom. " She bent down and picked up a slip of paper. It was a receipt for a grain bill. Although Lucy didn't know what it was, she knew it belonged in the rolltop desk.
Al- Page 12 ways willing to lend a helping hand, Mrs. Troyer could hardly refuse when her neighbor asked to leave Pearlie Mae for a few days. Lucy was almost eight years old and Pearlie Mae was already eight. Lucy had four brothers and two sisters. Pearlie Mae was an only child. " exclaimed Lucy. " "Don't reckon I know. " Pearlie Mae wondered. "You do, that's all," Lucy answered. "Lucy, fold the diapers and dampen down the clothes for ironing. " Like all Amish, Lucy was taught to work. " Lucy asked Pearlie Mae.
Annie by Mary Christner Borntrager