It is raining here now with winter just around the corner. As I am head back to check on breads in the oven, I sure miss the wood-burning stove, such deeply comforting food! Winter in Amish communities is a time to slow down and rest- a time to get extra quilting done and catch up with family and friends through correspondence. I know very few people who actually write letters now. It is so different in English communities. I always get lots of wonderful cards from my Mennonite sisters and look forward to receiving them. I think this email trend will change as more and more people find the joy in getting penpals, at least I hope it does change. Thinking of someone special? Send a card out today. I am sure they will just love it!