Good Baptist, Good Friends and Good Food
We found ourselves in Central Florida, close to Plant City at the start of the Strawberry Festival. We were also staying with friends we made from Germany over 25 years ago. The E's. We love to visit them. And they like to have us because we bring our own bedroom. The E's are good Baptist. "Just what is a good Baptist", you may well ask? A good Baptist participates in church activities. Bro. E happens to be on staff of their church. Mrs. E happens to participate in the choir. They are also involved with other aspects of their church. A good Baptist is also a good Baptist at home, outside of church activities. And the E's certainly are. Spending time with them, we might hear joyful humming of Christian music as Mrs. E does her chores. There is no negative talk about anyone or anything. And it's natural. Both Bro. E and Mrs. E look for ways to help others like the family who is losing a loved one to cancer.
The E's are also good friends. We good back many years to Germany where the Air Force sent us for a period of years. And, although many years have passed between visit, each time we get together is a celebration. We can pick up as though we see each other everyday. How cool is that?! They are also great hosts when we park in their driveway. They enjoy making every minute of our stay most enjoyable.
Food. Food just seems to fit into the good Baptist culture. It also fits into the good friends category. So, we ate our fill of great food, especially strawberry shortcake!
|Fancy Farms near Lakeland, Florida, serves up fresh, lucsious strawberry shortcake with ice cream.|