Monday, June 23, 2014


We visited the town of Lititz on the recommendation of Ann, the friend I haven't met yet! :-)  She recommended the Tomato Pie Cafe and the Chocolate place across the street......can't remember it's name, just that it was closed by the time we got there.....they closed at 5 o'clock. Our only regret is that we didn't have more time to check out this charming place.  Oh yes, the café was a delightful experience.
Settled in the 1740's, we wished we had had a day to discover Lititz.....we saw streets lined with enticing looking shops and we had to pass them by, as the shops were closing and we were running out of time.  More for another time.

The Tomato Pie Café abounded in curb appeal.  We enjoyed great sandwiches and salads, and the bakery case tempted us with treats to take with. 
Now, on another note....below pictured with a Navajo Code Talker is Lynne Peterson.  Not only is she my friend, but she is a very accomplished quilter.  I hope to share at a later time her endeavors with the Quilt's of Valor.  Lynne taught a class to the Navajo Community where she lives,with my design called the Navajo Code Talker.  She is pictured here with Peter MacDonald.

There was group of sixty women, the majority being the Navajo women who gathered for the class.  Peter shared his experiences with the group and the integral role the code talkers played.  He was in a boarding school where he was being forced to learn English, in fact having his mouth washed out with soap if he was caught reverting back to his native tongue.  He was whisked out of school at age 16 to be sent to a government facility where he was then asked to speak his native language.  He explained that the Navajo people do not have an alphabet.  The code consisted of coming up with 3 words for each letter of our alphabet......the code was developed in this way.  By having 3 names for each letter made the code impossible to be broken.  Lynne shared this info with me, I just regret that I was unable to attend the event......what a privilege that would have been..
"Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now.  Don't miss it".      Leo Buscaglia


  1. Norma, I'm glad you enjoyed the "Tomato Pie Cafe". Too bad that the shops were closing....Lititz is a wonderful "walking town" with lots of eye candy in the shops and delicious chocolate candy in the Wilbur Chocolate Factory! The Code Talkers is a wonderful story. I would have loved to be there to hear Peter MacDonald and to take Lynne Peterson's class.

    1. I am so sorry that my life is so busy right now, as I feel I certainly missed an opportunity of a life time.

  2. Thank you for the info on the code talkers. I always find this fascinating and people are still talking about it so many years later. It is sad the number of code talkers is dwindling and I think it is very important to keep their stories alive. Would love to see your pattern that was taught.