Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Traces of Time . . . January 15-21, 2018

Traces of Time . . .                                                                                          THIS WEEK                    

JANUARY 15, 2018
JANUARY 21, 2018



 Hope you are having a great January.  

Monday, January 15, 2018


Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Thursday, January 18, 2018

 Walt had another blood test and other medical tests.
I was started on some an additional blood pressure meds.
We got a new blood pressure cuff at Norco.

CSI Walking Class for Sixty and Over  - 11:00-11:45
Our Adult Religion Class at Noon taught by Nancy Blauer

A hair cut at 1:45 at Vayla√°--formerly Salon
Jenny McGill.

Serendipity Book Club at my home tonight.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
at the home of Eileen Petersen
 2457 Burton Avenue
at 7:00 p.m.

Whet your Appetite:
Book Review: Gladys Harrison
Andrew Jackson…see below

Refreshments: Terri Smith

Please come.

It’s always nice to bring a friend.     

Friday, January 19, 2018

Viewing for Afton Seamons 6-8pm Rasmussen Funeral Home.

Mount Harrison Heritage Foundation presents the
BYU Ballroom Dance Company in "Swing 'n Sway"
at the King Fine Arts Center - 7:30 p.m. $12.00 a ticket

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Funeral for Afton Seamons - 11:00 a.m. at the Paul Stake Center
Burial in the Paul Cemetery.

90th Birthday Open House for Dean Simmons at the Sweetheart Manor - 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Burley 3rd Ward Block 
Sacrament Meeting - 10:50 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
Sunday School - 12:10 to 12:50 noon
    Lesson 3 - The Creation
Purpose: To help us feel gratitude that God created all things for our benefit 
that we are created in His image.

Genesis 1-2; Moses 1-2; Abraham 4-5.

How the Lord planned for the creation.

If I could go back and watch the creation, which day would I want to see the most?

Earth created out of Abr 3:24; 4:1

Length of the creation
Peter said one day is with the Lord as a thousand years.  2Peter 3:8

Relief Society/Priesthood 1:00-1:50 p.m.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Traces of Time . . . January 8-14, 2018

Traces of Time . . .                                                                                          THIS WEEK                    

JANUARY 8, 2018
JANUARY 14, 2018



Monday, January 8, 2018
 Hope you are having a great January.  

This morning I had my quarterly check-up
with Dr. Spackman in Burley.
Things were fine.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

We had a pretty normal day.  

I went to the dentist to get my front tooth
repaired where a chip had come off of the right side.
He said it was actually an old "white" filling that 
had come loose and fallen out.

He did not have to deaden it and had it
replaced in 30 minutes.

 At 1:30
Walt went to see Dr. Ted Rea about a GI problem.
We didn't get back home until 3:25.
I had called LaRae to tell her to go ahead and
visit the first gal we were going visiting teaching to.
LaRae picked me up after that and we went
visiting teaching to Teresa and Cindy.
It was Teresa's birthday, and LaRae had 
baked and decorated her a pretty birthday cake.
Teresa was really happy with her birthday cake.
She has a twin sister whom she was going
to celebrate with this evening.

This evening at 8pm when we were watching some 
recorded news on TV,
I said to Walt: "My left leg has gone to sleep."
He said: "Get up and walk it off."
So I got up, but it didn't walk off.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
 When I got up, it was like my leg was still asleep,
and my left had felt a little asleep, but I hurried
and got ready to drive to Twin Falls to a
routine appointment I had with Dr. Malone,
my Endocronogolist for a diabetes check.

Walt didn't come because his persistent diarrhea
had begun again the night before,
so I drove over to Twin Falls alone for my 10:00 appointment.

I planned to be back home to Burley about noon.

I had eaten two pieces of toast on the way,
with an egg in the middle for protein.

I hurried and put some lipstick on when I got in the office.
My lips on the left side felt somewhat tingly
like when the deadening is coming out
after a visit to the dentist.

When I told Dr. Malone about this,
he went out of the room to call my primary
physician, Dr. Spackman in Burley.

When Dr. Malone returned, he said:
"We concur.  We think you have having a stroke.
You need to go to the hospital here right now.
But you can't drive yourself.
Do you want me to call an ambulance?"

"I have a brother and sister-in-law here in Twin,"
I told him.

So Dale and Connie came and drove me to 
St. Luke's where they stayed with me
in the Emergency Department, where,
after several tests, Dr. Sherwood
concluded that, yes, it was a stroke,
and I should be admitted.

Dr. Platt, the hospitalist, had me sent to
the fourth floor "Cardio-Pulmonary Floor."

Dale and Connie stayed with me there
until Julie arrived with Walt about 5:00.

I had an MRI at 6:00.
They said we'd have the results the next morning.
Julie drove back to Burley.
Walt and Dale gave me a Priesthood Blessing,
then Walt spent the night at
Dale and Connie's home.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Julie brought Walt in about 11:00 this morning.
Dr. Platt came about noon to report that
the MRI did confirm that I had had a stroke.
A very small spot on the thalamas on the
right side of the brain showed why my
left side was affected.
The doctor has prescribed Plavix for me to take
for three months.
I am not to drive for two days.

He discharged me and said again
that I am very lucky to only have these mild effects
from this minor stroke.
It took until 3:30 for all the paper work to be done.
Julie drove us back to Burley,
and to Smith's Pharmacy to pick up
my new prescriptions.
The doctor had also increased my 
Lovastatin to 40mg above the 20mg I was on.
Julie headed back to Utah at 5:00.
Our sweet neighbor, Ruth Melling, brought in dinner
of fried chicken, scalloped potatoes, corn,
Jell-o salad with pineapple and whipped cream,
and a homemade peach cobbler just out of the oven.
Walt's nephew from Wendell,
Don Bunn, drove our car back from Twin Falls,
followed by his sister Brenda, and his Dad, Dale.
They also got to enjoy the delicious dinner
that Ruth had brought us.
We had a wonderful visit with them.
It was so kind of them to take all that time
to bring our car back to Burley.
Then at ten o'clock Janie arrived from Rexburg.
She also got to have some of the great food
that Ruth had brought us.
I know I am extremely blessed 
that my symptoms are so mild.  
I am thankful for the many prayers of our children,
grandchildren, extended family, and friends,
plus the priesthood blessing, and tender mercy
of Heavenly Father.

Friday, January  12, 2018 

This morning Janie drove Walt to the hospital lab for some blood tests that Dr. Spackman had ordered for him.
Then she spent most of the day putting away our Christmas decorations.  
    Oh, we did take time out to have breakfast at Charlie's Caf√©,
    which is a tradition whenever we have family come visit.

We watched the touching and tender funeral of our Prophet, Thomas S. Monson.  He will be missed by many millions.

Irene Blayney, another sweet neighbor,
came to find out more about the
stroke I'd had.
We also caught up on how she and Tom are doing.

For supper, we've enjoyed Ruth's great home cooking, again!
And now Janie thinks Walt and I should have a nap.

Saturday, January  13, 2018 

Sunday, January  14, 2018 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Traces of Time . . . January 1-7, 2018

Traces of Time . . .                                                                                                             THIS WEEK 

JANUARY 1, 2018
JANUARY 7, 2018




Monday, January 1, 2018
 Hope you are having a Happy New Year Day!
Hope 2 0 1 8 is great!!

We watched an hour of the Rose Parade
and the entire Rose Bowl.
We were rooting for Oklahoma, but they
lost in double overtime.  

At seven o'clock this evening I got out of my jammies
and we went to the hospital to see Dan Black,
who entered the hospital yesterday with pneumonia.
He hopes to be out of the ICU by tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 2 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018
We did family history this morning with Kathleen.  She is so kind to come help us every Friday from ten till noon.
I got caught up on some grocery shopping while Walt worked on getting the tree in the family room taken down.

For our Friday night movie on TV we watched...

Saturday, January 6, 2018

We got the live tree in the family room taken down.
Walt finally sawed the tree in half to get the lights all off.

Darrell Roskelley came over to help Walt get the vacuum working again. It was plugged up with the pine needles he'd vacuumed up.

Walt put himself on clear liquids today. This diarrhea he has had off and on for about 3 weeks is getting worse.

Working on invitation for our book club...

Thursday, January 18, 2018
at the home of Eileen Petersen
 2457 Burton Avenue
at 7:00 p.m.

Whet your Appetite:
Book Review: Gladys Harrison
Andrew Jackson…and
(see left)

Refreshments: Terri Smith

Please come.
It’s always nice to bring a friend.     

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Walt had to stay home from Church, but after being on clear liquids for a day and a half he did eat some chicken pot pie about three o'clock.'

Our Burley Third Ward church block was nice with 16 sharing their testimonies in our Fast & Testimony Meeting:
1. Bishop Steve Gerratt - Where he works, at the beginning of
       of a new year everyone is thinking about a raise in pay.
       He said in the Church we can get "Spiritual Raises" by
       keep doing the every-day things like reading our
       scriptures, saying our prayers, and keeping the 
       commandments.   He is so appreciative of everyone's
       willingness in the ward to fulfill their callings.ds
       Last week 15 new callings were issued.
             He always shares a strong testimony of the truths
             of the Gospel.
                       We all love our Bishop Gerratt.

2. Amber Green - Thankful for her four years of teaching
       Gospel Doctrine but now happy to being called to work
        in the Young Women...
               Shares a strong testimony of the truths of the Gospel.

3. Ruth Melling -- A while back when I bore my testimony I
         was so nervous I couldn't say all I wanted to say, but I'm
         never going to let my being nervous stop me from   
         bearing my testimony.  Thankful for Jesus Christ and
         for His directing the Prophet Joseph Smith to bring
         forth the Book of Mormon.  I love learning from the 
         Book of Mormon. Thankful for my family and all they
         do for me. Thankful for you friends and for he Bishopric
         and all they do for me.  I want my Heavenly Father to 
         know I love Him and want to serve Him for the 
         remainder of my life.

4.  Elder Hammond - a new full-time missionary in our ward
           from Arizona - gave a short, powerful testimony of the
            truths of the Gospel.

5.  Elder Wilkes - missionary new to our ward from Florida -
           The Book of Mormon is our Liahona. Quoted what
            Joseph Smith said about his First Vision: "I knew I had
            seen God and I knew God knew I had seen Him, and
            I dare not deny it." And even tho Joseph Smith was
            persecuted for saying he had seen God, he never did
            deny the truth.
            "I know the Gospel is true," said Elder Wilkes. He read
             a neat poem that is mother sent with him on his 
             his mission. It started with "We live with
             goal is heaven...I will not flinch...paid up for the cause
             of Christ. (maybe I can google it)
              Elder W ended with "I am not ashamed of the Gospel                of Jesus Christ."

6. Don Green - He is thankful to Heavenly Father for all He
              blesses us with. Many things we take for granted.
              With loved ones one on before.... thankful Jesus 
               Christ restored His Church. Thankful for the 
               Apostles, the stake leaders and especially ward 
               leaders and our Bishop.

7. LaNada Kerbs - I do have a testimony of the Church...been
               so busy was slacking on my reading the scriptures,
               but I'm back reading them for an hour each morning
               before I start work. At the temple yesterday a lady 
               said to me: "Don't forget who you are."
               I'm grateful for my family.

8. Heidi B -- I bear testimony of the truthfulness of the 
                Gospel. Have a good neighbor who had me come to
                a women's meeting at her Church. She talked about
                finding Joy through knowing Christ better. It 
                helped me focus on Joy in Christ this Christmas.
                She has good in her Church but we have all the
                Gospel because of Joseph Smith.  
                 I will miss my primary class--they know the
                 Articles of Faith so well. I am happy to be called to
                 work in the Young Women and get to know these
                 young girls.

9. Kathleen Hedberg -- In the temple many times I feel a real
                 closeness to the person I am going through for. We
                 have so much help now in doing family history. I 
                 have been doing Swedish research for many years. A
                 few months ago I found indexes that help us find
                 names so much faster. I imagine the spirits from
                 heaven hovering over us saying: "We're doing all we
                 can to help you get our work done."  If you're just
                 starting family history work, know that it will not
                 always be easy.  As Lehi said "Opposition in all
                  I have a testimony that Jesus Christ is our Savior.
                  Joseph Smith brought back the Gospel.

(Walt just came in needing something.  I'll finish this later.}

10. Jacque Gorton

11. Ashley Ludlow

12. Dan Crane

13. Whitnee Hill

14. Gloria Thompson

15. Bonnie Hansen

16. Emily Hill

In Sunday School we are beginning the study of the Old Testament -- Lesson 1 "This is My Work and My Glory." Purpose: "To help us understand that (1) We are children of God, (2) We can resist Satan's temptations, and (3) God's work and glory is to bring to pass our immortality and eternal life."

Relief Society was "How Do I Minister?"