Sunday, August 19, 2018

Traces of Time . . . August 13-19, 2018

Traces of Time . . .

THIS WEEK - AUGUST 13 - 19, 2018

 MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018

Marizza came to tell us Goodbye...

We will miss her. 

Ruth came to breakfast at McDonalds. 

All three of us love the pancakes and sausage. 

Our last time at McDonalds with Ruth.


  Janie and Shawn came Tuesday
to help with sorting out the files
and other things...then

...we ate at our Burley West Stake food booth. 

 wednesdAY, AUGUST 15, 2018

Janie and Shawn brought the washer and dryer from the
upstairs laundry room...

...And loaded them into the U-Haul truck.

Then they took us to the Fair Parade...
They headed back to Rexburg that evening.

Dale and Connie came over for a final Goodbye.

We went to Morey's Steak House for supper.

We took a photo, but it didn't take.

Here's a photo I found from
a Labor Day we spent with
Dale and Connie
Phyllis and Dale
at Stanley Basin
several years ago.
Found it as we sorted through the files.

 ThUrSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018

Walt got injections
in his knee.

Our 5th Great-Grandchild was born today.

Ate supper at our Fair Booth...

 fridAY, AUGUST 17, 2018

Ate Tracy King got the bumper part put on our car this morning.

Ate Janie with chandelier crown...

 SaturDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018

M O V I N G    D A Y . . .

 This is only about half of the ward members
who came to help us... Left to right in this photo:
Dan Murri, (a new ward member we didn't know his name), Christian Jackson, (didn't get his name either), Brody Jackson, Cade and Mandy Jones, Emily and Michael Hill.
Also helping but who were taking things
to the landfill or D.I.: Steve Ormond, Bishop Steve Gerratt, Blake Chapman, Eric Pierce, Kathy Marker, Alan Fluckiger, President Tracy King, and others...

It's true--"many hands make the work lighter."

We so appreciate all the help in
getting us packed up to move
and then unloaded in Utah!

Ate Several came by to tell us "Goodbye,"
Ruth Melling, Diane Fluckiger, Sherry Ormond, 
Three of Janie's classmates came: Becky Ralphs, Corrine Larsen, and Christine Willich Heiner. (I've forgotten married names of the first two.)
Tom and Irene Blayney and their daughter Jane visiting
from Jordan, Utah came Friday morning to tell us

Dave and Marilyn Gibbons came by before he left
for his 1-every-fourth-Saturday shift at the temple,
(along with his Tuesday and Wednesday shifts) as
one of the Assistant Temple Recorders at the
Twin Falls Temple.
Connie had told us there were a lot of
sealings scheduled for today "8-18-18."


We pulled out 7 minutes before our goal of
12:00 Noon.
I think our five kids there cried more than we did.
Janie, Gary, Steve, Julie, and Jen.
Julie took a video of the house as she pulled away, saying:
"Goodbye Burley home.
You were a great place to live!"

David was in Saratoga Springs helping unload the
U-Haul truck that arrived at 3:30.
Brian has helped in many ways from his
living far away in Shelby, Tennessee, near

We never could have made this move without the
help of our children!
We can never express the gratitude we feel.

We are also overwhelmed by the help of our
neighbors and friends in Burley.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!  

Here is the first glimpse of the remodeled
bathroom to make it handicap accesible!
John took out the bathtub and made it
a walk-in shower.  He had Walt stand in
it and measured where the handicap bars
should go on the walls.
He immediately had his drill going to
put them in the exact correct positions.
John is expert at whatever he does!
Thank you, John and Julie for a perfect
private suite to live in your home.
We had a fun surprise visit from my sister, 
Janice, and Jeff.

The trampoline is up...from 1977
and still goin' strong!

 Jen heads back tomorrow morning
on a 5:45 a.m. flight from Salt Lake City
to Minneapoilis, then on to Rochester from there.
 It has been wonderful having her here,
and she helped us a lot.

She drove us from Burley to Saratoga Springs.
  Gary drove the U-Haul truck from Burley
to Saratoga Springs.
  Here we are in Saratoga Springs, Utah.
Our darling "private apartment is 
on that left side in Julie and John's home.

John and Rigdon are
practicing golf on the front lawn.

 SunDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018

Gary fixed a delicious brunch for us this
morning and took us to his ward.

Julie and John and family went to the
blessing of their nephew's baby.

John gave each of his children a
Father's Blessing tonight
as they begin their new
school year tomorrow.

Then Julie and John, Jacee, Jackson, Maddie, Rigdon, 
Walt and I went on a family walk.   

Here are Julie and John in front of their home 
when we got back from the walk.

That left side from the front door
is our "home within their home."

 What a blessing to have children
who love and care for us
in our elderly years...
Walt is 84 and I am just 79 until
December 15th of this year.

At the end of this Sabbath Day we share our

T E S T I M O N Y..

We pray you have had a restful and peaceful Sabbath Day.

We testify that... 

Heavenly Father lives and loves each one of us.  He knows us by name and wants for us to return to Him and our Heavenly Mother.

Jesus Christ is the only Begotten of the Father Who came to earth to live a perfect life and Atone for everything anyone did wrong.  Because of this Atonement all will be resurrected.

And we will be exalted if we repent and Come Unto the Savior.

The Holy Ghost is the Third Member of the Godhead and will reveal all truth to us.

Joseph Smith is the Prophet of the Restoration of the only true Church in these latter days--The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Bible is a Testament of Jesus Christ.

The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Christ.

President Russell M. Nelson is the living Prophet for the whole Earth today.

Of these truths we testify in the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Walter and Eileen Petersen - August 19, 2018 Burley, Idaho

A P.S. from Eileen:
Wherever Walt is... that is home for me.