It has been a most eventful couple of days since I last posted. And I am so thankful for God’s protection, His provision, His direction. (Now if I could just always follow!)
Last week, on my Sweet Mama’s family forum, Wertlink, my younger Wert Uncle posted a picture of my grandparents, Alma and Michael Wert, taken on their porch swing at their welcoming mountain home.
My Grandpa Wert was a school teacher. He was an intelligent and gifted man. My Grandma Wert was the prim and proper Pennsylvania Mennonite Lady. She loved babies and pretty dresses and order. Their love story was published in a book, written by my Aunt, Freda Zehr, entitled Faithfully Yours.
I remember sitting in a darkened room as an adolescent, watching old family slides. My Grandpa was showing us old pictures of my Grandmother’s family, and in one picture was my Grandmother and her sisters, the five Lauver girls, Alma, Lura, Esther, Mary and Gladys. They were, all of them, nice looking ladies, but my Grandma was the prettiest, by far.
“Look at that!” I said, from my perch on the floor. “Grandma is the best looking one in the bunch.”
There was general discussion from the many gathered aunts and uncles and cousins, but not so much that I didn’t hear my grandpa say softly, as he turned the next slide, “I always thought so, anyhow!”