Monday, March 7, 2011

Greetings again from WV

They tell us here that there are three things besides family that bring people back to Wheeling:  DiCarlo’s Pizza, Coleman’s fish sandwich, and Oliver’s pies.


I am not a fish-lover but I have to admit, this is good.  They bring in fresh fish everyday and if you get there at the right times you can get it right off the trucks.  We had dinner with the Wylie’s last week and she served salmon she had gotten there fresh.  It was really good.  This was on p-day when we try to do a little exploring around Wheeling.


Right next door is Oliver’s pies.  Jim Oliver is an active member of the church and he won’t let the missionaries pay for their pies so we are careful not to go there too often.  His pies are delicious!   He uses his grandmother’s pie crust recipe.  Jim and his wife, Michelle, work in the Columbus temple on Saturdays.  They have six children who are all active.  Their second son is on a mission in South America.  The lady in the back owns an ice cream store next door and helps Jim at times.  She is taking the missionary lessons right now, thanks to Jim.


We haven’t tried DiCarlo’s yet, but it’s on the list of things to do.  This must be the pizza capital of the country.  Everywhere you go there are pizza shops.  We have found DiCarlo’s in the most out-of-the-way places.  We’ll give it a try and let you know.

We have had rain or snow this entire week.  I stepped out of the car the other night on our way in to visit a less-active family and sunk past my shoes into mud.  It was dark and I couldn’t see the mud hole.  Needless to say, I took my shoes off at the door.  Things are pretty gray as you can see from the picture above, but we have promises of beautiful, green country side in the near future.  We are also told that the telephone reception gets worse when the leaves are out because there are so many trees they block the reception.  I guess “there is opposition in all things”.

We are still loving it out here and enjoying the work.  The church is true and we love telling people about it.

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