Quakers have a reputation for being hardy folks, and that quality was certainly on display Saturday morning at the London Grove Friends Meeting's annual Plant Sale. I've been attending the plant sale for more than 25 years and can never recall such steady, heavy rain. Even though they were cold, muddy and soaking wet despite their foul-weather gear, the Friends remained cheerful and welcoming.
We arrived at about 8:30 a.m. and Mark and Anna Myers' field was already so muddy and rutted that cars were getting stuck. We went inside the meeting house, bought breakfast sandwiches and coffee, and then made an abbreviated tour of the sale, saying hello to Betsy Walker, Jill Benjamin, Margaret Walton, Tammy Brosius, Pat and Doug Mooberry, Grace Pfeifer, Dale Hendricks, and Kelli Trice.
Attendance and sales were so dampened by the weather that the sale was extended for a few more days.