By Lovina Eicher
Daughters Susan and Verena worked six long days last week de-tasseling corn. By Saturday night they were tired girls. Verena’s brace rubbed her foot open in two places. I wanted her to stay home today but she wanted to go detasseling again. (Editor’s Note: De-tasseling corn is a method of cross-pollinating various varieties of corn by removing the tassels) Benjamin is now a teenager since the 14th. And Joe and I had our 19th anniversary yesterday, July 15th. Time has gone too fast. Daughter Loretta sat down one day last week to write the column. She said she wanted to do something to help me out. I am glad she did because it was good for her to put her thoughts into writing. She has a journal that she writes in, which is a good way for her to vent through this difficult trial which she is facing at this young age in her life.