My Cool Factor is Diminishing

As Week One wraps up of the Parents-Across-the-Street scenario, I can’t deny that it is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Might be the best thing, too. Hardest and best, all at once.

On Saturday night, I dropped over to say goodnight and both of my folks were sitting in the den, watching Lawrence Welk on the television. Dad seemed relaxed and focused–which is rare–and they were both enjoying the show. Dad is very difficult to enjoy these days, so it was a sweet moment.

However, I definitely felt my cool factor diminish. Sitting there watching Lawrence Welk with my parents on a Saturday night. I shudder!

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Anonymous says:

    I don’t even know who Lawrence Welk is?!?!?!?!?


  2. Suzanne says:

    Well…that’s my point, exactly!