Monday, September 26, 2016

Traces of Time . . . September 26-Oct 2, 2016

Traces of Time . . .
This week 
~ September 12, 2016 
to 
September 18, 2016
in IDAHO ~

And now it's A U T U M N...



Monday - September 26, 2016

We received some very sad news this morning. Karen Taylor called us to tell us that Rosemary McBride Hoggan--one of Ruth McBride's sisters--had just called to tell her that Scott Budge, the 59-year-old son of Gerald and Ruth, had been killed yesterday in an airplane crash.

The news article we found on line said that he had received his pilot's license on January   , 2015.

Here is the news article:
Victims of fatal plane crash 
near Sky Manor Airport identified

FRANKLIN TWP. - The two people killed in Sunday's fatal airplane crash near Sky Manor Airport have been identified as Gerald Budge, 59, of Robbinsville, and Karen Lowe, 52, of Telford, Pa., the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office announced on Monday.

The Mooney M20 they were flying in crashed in a grassy field in a residential neighborhood about half a mile southwest of the runway at the small municipal airport at 12:29 p.m. on Sunday.

Budge was issued a private pilot license on Jan. 11, 2015, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The plane was flown out of the Trenton–Robbinsville Airport on Sunday.
"At 12:29 p.m. Hunterdon County 911 Dispatch Center received a call of an aircraft down," Hunterdon County Chief of Detectives John Kuczynski said on Sunday. He also spoke at the scene of the crash; a video can be found here.

"The aircraft was apparently coming in for a landing and subsequently witnesses saw the aircraft go down," Kuczynski said.  2 killed in plane crash near Sky Manor Airport 

There was no damage to any property near Sky Manor and Oak Summit roads, where the plane was recovered. The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA are investigating the crash, Kuczynski said on Sunday.

Alexia Hughes, a Bucks County, Pa. resident, said she was part of a large crowd watching planes take off and land outside the Sky Cafe restaurant at the airport. They saw a small plane try to land and come in too fast.
"Instead of aborting the landing, he continued to try to land and ran out of runway," she said.
The plane then pulled up, barely clearing trees at the end of the runway, Hughes said. It tilted up and to the left before losing lift and crashing.

Kevin Shea of NJ Advance Media contributed to this report.
Craig Turpin may be reached at cturpin@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @NJeditor. Find NJ.com on Facebook.
Our editors found this article on this site using Google and regenerated it for our readers.


Tuesday - September 27, 2016

I ran some errands this afternoon, then we went home teaching to Jean and Marizza.   And now we have two more to e-mail.  We love those with whom we get to serve.

Wednesday - September 28, 2016

next  Today marks the 53rd temple session we have rendezvouses with Walt's brother and wife, Dale and Connie Petersen since we began on April 15, 2015.  We did 25 sessions in 2015 and now in 2016 this marks our 28th session together.  It is a GREAT TRADITION!


Thursday - September 29, 2016

(I've copied two different year's posts about this...so there will be a few repeats.)

Anniversary Remembrane
79 years ago today
Arnold Verna
were married...

Remembering my Mom and Dad’s 
“79th” Wedding Anniversary.
   September 29, 1937 they eloped.


    My Dad was 24, my Mom 17 ¾ .
Arnold George Albertson - Verna Beth Huffaker - 
September 1937

Arnold and Verna
My parents on their 25th Wedding Anniversary
–September 29, 1962.


Daddy age 49, Mom age 42
They would be together for just 19 1/2 years 
more for a total of 44 1/2 years on this earth.


Here's a good photo of them in the line at our 

wedding reception on June 17, 1961.  

They had been sealed on June 14, 1961, 

in the Salt Lake Temple on the day Walt and I were 

married in that Temple.

***** They are now together for eternity.
Mom stopped having her hair colored at the age of 70, while she was serving a mission in the London England South Mission - 1989 to 1991.









Arnold and Verna Albertson’s Posterity – September 2016
    “Grampa A and Grama A”
      2 children, 11 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren,  4 great-great grandchildren.
     
1912 Arnold George Albertson Dec 8
  Spouse: 1920 Verna Beth Huffaker Albertson 14Jan Md 29Sep1937
(I did list the names all the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren but for privacy I have taken their names out.  When I have this year's blog made into a published book, I will put their names back in for our family.)

Now going back to 2014 and 2013 for their anniversary remembrance....

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014



I posted this September 29th or 2013 and 2014, but am sharing again in case you missed it.  I've added some more photos and remembrances, also.

 I've updated it to "79th..."  They had been married 44 years when my Dad passed away on Feb. 6, 1982 after a 6-month battle with colon cancer.  My Mom passed away on July 26, 2013 at the age of 93. So she had been a widow for 31 years.  

She often said after his death: "I miss Arnold more each year."
   Now their eternal love is recorded in the sands of time and in the temple records.

     Today is the 79th Wedding Anniversary Remembrance 
for my Mom and Dad.
Verna Huffaker and Arnold Albertson
September 1937
Photo taken in photo booth at the Jerome County Fair
a couple of weeks before they eloped.
"This is as close to a wedding photo that we have," 
my Mom told me.
Here Mom is at age 15 when my Dad fell in love with her.


         .........back on September 29, 1937, 
Arnold Albertson, age 24, 
said to Verna Huffaker, age 17:
"I dare you to elope."

Verna said back: 
"I double dare you."
         They told their best friends...
Here are my Mom's words from her life story:
"An Idaho Girl" 
   A dare to get married: 
To elope or not to elope? …that is the question

            Arnold, evidently had gone to Hagerman to see his old girlfriend.  I’m pretty sure that he had, on the rebound, asked her if she would marry him because he knew that she was really in love with him.
            On Tuesday he come out after school and wanted to talk to me.
            “I dare you to get married,” he said.
            For some cotton pickin’ reason I said, “I double dare you.”  That was a popular saying.  So we decided to get married.
            I went in to the house and got ready.  I wore one of the outfits that I had bought with my Café money--a pretty two-piece blue knit dress. {Verna had worked all summer in Bliss--16 miles from Wendell to earn money for her Senior year of high school.}

            We went and got Marie [Richardson] and Ralph [Rogers], our best friends, and told them what we were doing and wanted to know if they wanted to go and get married, too.  They did.  
            We drove down to Hagerman.  Arnold had to stop at his old girlfriend’s house, and it seemed like he was in there an hour talking to her.  
When he come out we took off for Hailey.
            It was about a two-hour drive from Wendell to Hailey.  We couldn’t get our marriage licenses until the next morning when the court house opened.  Marie and I stayed together that night at a room in the Hiawatha Hotel.  
       Arnold and Ralph stayed together in another room.             
            That was the first time Marie and I 
had ever seen a big indoor bathtub. 
            The next morning when we got up we decided we’d have some fun in that bathtub.  
We filled it as far as it would go 
and we just sit there and splashed around 
and was having a good old time.
            We didn’t know that Arnold and Ralph had gone to a jewelry store in town to each buy a gold wedding ring.  The rings were the same.  They cost $7.00 each.  
[That would have been a little over two day’s pay.]  
This is the wedding band I still wear.
            When they come back, we didn’t hear them knock on our door so they thought we had backed out and gone home.  They went down to the bus and train stations 
to see if we’d been there.
            By the time they got back, we were dressed and ready.  We ate breakfast at the hotel café 
then went to the court house to get the license.  
When Arnold saw the line for the birthdate 
he whispered to me,
“You better put 1919.”
            “I already did,” I whispered back.
            We didn’t have to have a blood test at that time.  
The license probably cost a dollar.

It was about one o’clock by the time we went to the Episcopalian minister’s home.
            I almost backed out.  I can remember going up that walk, reaching down to pick up a rock, and thinking, 
“Do I really want to do this?”   
I can remember during the ceremony thinking, 
“I wish my Dad would walk through that door and stop me.”
            The minister’s wife played the piano.  
Arnold and I were married, then Ralph and Marie.
            I loved Arnold but by then I was a scrambled egg.  I had four guys that I thought I liked 
but I was so overwhelmed that Arnold could feel that way.  Arnold was head over heals in love with me.  
In fact, it kinda bowled me over to think he loved me so much that he cried when he thought he was losing me.  
I couldn’t believe that anyone could feel that way.  
I thought it was just awesome that he would love me that much to cry if I wanted to go with somebody else.
            When we got to my house after the wedding there was this letter from Harold, signed “Love, Harold.”   
I had to sit down and write to him 
that I had gotten married that day.  
I often wondered what he thought when he got that letter?
            In his letter Harold said  
“maybe you will get your feelings back for Arnold,” 
or something like that because we had talked about it.  
I had told Harold I wasn’t sure 
that I was in love with Arnold anymore.  
Harold and I hadn’t even gotten 
past the holding-hands stage. 
                We went to tell Mother and Dad we was married.  Mother was out hanging up clothes 
and I just walked out there and told her.  
I guess they could have had 
the marriage annulled since I was not yet 18 years old.
            “Well, if I’d known you wanted to get married, we could have had a garden wedding for you here,”
 Mother said.  
            Then we four newlyweds drove to Twin Falls.  
We went to a movie at the Orpheum theater downtown.  
I don’t remember what the movie was.  
Arnold and Ralph checked us into rooms 
at the Rogerson Hotel [it was just torn down in 2016] 
a couple of blocks east of the theater. 
            Arnold had drawn his next week’s salary 
        from Owen at the Sport Shop,
 and we’ve been a week behind ever since.

Wedding Shower

            The next week my mutual class gave us 
a wedding shower at Mom and Dad’s house.  
Arnold drove down to Hagerman 
and brought his mother to it.  
She just sat on a chair toward the back 
the whole time without saying a word.  
My mother got a little upset because 
she said Blanche hadn’t put forth 
an effort to talk or get acquainted with anyone.  
However, I learned it was because 
she was so extremely shy around people.  
She didn’t even talk much around her own children.
            I knew that the school didn’t allow married students so I went and got my deposit for my locker.  
I think it was a dollar and a half.
 Mother and Dad moved to the Basinger place at this time...
And we lived happily ever after . . . or mostly happily.

Here they are on the left at our 
wedding reception June 17, 2014, 
three days after they were sealed.

Wish we had this photo in color.
My Mom wore a pink dress.
Walt's mother had a beige dress.
My colors for the reception were lavender and white.
      
They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple 
on June 14, 1961,
the day Walt and I were sealed.

I think this photo is in September 1962 for their 
25th Wedding Anniversary. Arnold, age 49; Verna 42.

My Dad passed away on February 6, 1982,
at age 69 of colon cancer.
My Mom was a widow for 31 years.
She passed away on July 26, 2013, at age 93.
NOW THEY ARE YOUNG AGAIN
AND TOGETHER FOR ETERNITY!
FAMILIES ARE FOREVER

This is our family is June 1962.
Mom, age 42; Dad age 50, my sister age 13, and me age 23.
Walt and I had driven from St. Louis 
to be with our parents in Idaho
for a vacation during our first wedding anniversary and
after Walt's third year of medical school.


Now for September 29 in 2016...
Today we got to go to a fun Central America mission reunion dinner to be with those whom we worked with in Guatemala, Belize, San Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama from our time as medical advisor and assistant from March 2005 to February 2007.

The dinner was in North Salt Lake at the home of Scott and Janis Farrell who were the mission president and wife of the Honduras Tecucigalpa Mission July 2005 to July 2008.

Also there were Robert and Michelle Call from The Colonies in Mexico who were mission president and wife of the El Salvador San Salvador East and Belize Mission.


Friday - September 30, 2016

Today we got to help take care of Rigdon while Julie has flown to Tennessee to spend two days with her brother, Brian.  Jackson and Maddie helped us.

Saturday - October 1, 2016

General Conference is always a special time.  This is the 186th semi-annual Conference since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on April 6, 1830.  President Thomas S. Monson, in his 11th year as the Prophet, presided.

Walt also had the blessing of being asked by his grandson, Kimble Petersen, to give him a patriarchal blessing.

Following this we had dinner with their family and then Walt and his sons, Gary, Steve, David, and son-in-law, John, plus grandsons Jacob, Kimble, Carter, Joshua, and Jackson, all went to Priesthood together.  Jackson just turned 12 on September 9th, so this is his first General Priesthood Meeting.

Then the guys gathered with the gals and younger grandkids for treats.

Sunday - October 2, 2016

This morning was the 5th session of General Conference and this afternoon the 6th and final session for this 186th semi-annual gathering.



Traces of Time . . . September 19-25, 2016

Traces of Time . . .
This week 
~ September 19, 2016 
to 
September 25, 2016
in IDAHO ~

And now it's on to  A U T U M N...





Monday - September 19, 2016

Last week my bridge of 64 years for my eye teeth had the tooth break off on the left side.  Today Dr. Stock glued the part that I had saved back on, and refilled the lower section, which I must have swallowed at the time.

It was our turn to have our Neighborhood Empty Nesters' Family Home Evening.


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Friday, September 23, 2016

Traces of Time . . . Week of September 12-18, 2016

Traces of Time . . .
This week 
~ September 12, 2016 
to 
September 18, 2016
in IDAHO ~

And now it's on to  A U T U M N...



Monday - September 12, 2016 

J Driving home from Utah, we went through Willard and Perry and bought peaches at the Pettingill Fruit Stand.  At the Grammy's Fruit Stand we bought some Elberta peaches, but they were green and very bruised and didn't can very well later in the week.

I got home for a quarterly appointment with my allergist, Dr. Wickern.  My chronic allergy cough is diminishing a little from the three prescriptions he has me on: Singular, Pepcid, and Omeprasol.  I also use an inhaler before I'm going to be in a crowd.  I'm allergic to all the perfumes and cologns.

For family home evening, we studied together.

Tuesday - September 13, 2016

Walt had an appointment with his cardiologist, Troy Badger, D.O., who comes from Twin Falls to Burley each Tuesday. He is from Dr. Reed Harris's office, who began his three years as a mission president in the Chile ____________ Mission which is near the Andes Mountain of Aconagua.
Dr. Badger said Walt's heart sounds great and he doesn't need to be checked for another year.
We drove home via the river, which we don't go by nearly often enough to feel of its serenity and beauty.

LaRae Crane and I did our visiting teaching this afternoon to Cindy, Karen, and Debra.  Each month is a special lesson with this one entitled: "Parenthood is a Sacred Duty."  
I made a handout with this quote from the lesson:
I also typed this quote from the lesson:
If we faithfully have
family prayer,
scripture study,
family home evening,
priesthood blessings,
and Sabbath day observance,
our children will . . .
be prepared for an eternal home in heaven
regardless of what befalls them in a difficult world.”
      --Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles


I didn't take any photos while we were doing our visiting teaching today, but here's a photo from last December of the three gals we visit teach: Debbie is in the burgundy shirt.  She had to leave to get back to work before we got the group photo....shown after this photo.

Here is the photo from last December at the Chritmas luncheon LaRae hosted at her home that shows the other two gals we visit teach.
L-R: Chris, who is the V.T. for LaRae; Cindy, whom we visit teach; Lori, who is also LaRae's visiting teacher; Karen, whom we visit teach, and LaRae.

That evening I rode with Bonnie, along with LaRae and Karen to a Regional Relief Society Fireside with featured speakers Susan Easton Black and George Durrant.  This is the first time I knew that George Durrant and Susan, who had each lost their spouses, had married four years ago.

Brother Durrant talked for a few minutes at the beginning and had everyone laughing.  Yes, he is the father of Devan Durrant who played basketball for BYU, and is now a General Authority.

Then Susan Easton Black, who has written 160 books which equals 90,000 pages in print.  She is the Church's expert on the Prophet Joseph Smith.  She and Brother Durrant both began teaching in the Religion Department of BYU in 1976, adding, who would have ever guessed that 38 years later we would be married to each other.

Sister Susan Easton Black Durrant spoke about "Famous Latter-day Saint Women."
I didn't realize there were so many--citing various categories at make one famous: On your own merits or talents, being married to a famous person; being the daughter of a famous person; being in a general presidency calling, being outstanding in your specific race, being a politician, singer, artist, writer, actress, model, beauty queen...and the list goes on.

Some of the women I remember she had on her list are: Emma Smith, Mary Fielding Smith, Lucy Mack Smith, Jane Manning, Susa Young Gates, Belle Spafford, 
amanda Barnes Smith, Mary Field Garner, Coleen Hutchins, Minerva Teichert, Liz Lemon Swindle, Laraine Day, Edwina Booth, Marie Osmond, Gladys Knight, Janice Kapp Perry, Ivy Baker Priest, Olene Walker, Martha Cannon, Stephanie Meyer, Juanita Brooks, Patty Session, Karen Ashton, Ettie Lee....

At the end of the day, Sister Durrant concluded.  
We are each famous 

to our own children, 

our husband, 

our parents 

and siblings,

our extended family.  

We were each chosen 

to come to earth

for

 "such a time as this," 

and we should

"Choose Ye This Day!"


Wednesday - September 14, 2016

We drove to Twin Falls early this morning to do the sealing session with our Burley 3rd Ward High Priests' Group. Then we rendezvoused with Walt's brother and wife, Dale and Connie to do the 1:00 endowment session.
We took photos of each couple today... and we got a rare smile out of Walt (who is self conscious about his front teeth having a gap, so he doesn't like to smile in photos).

It was Dale's turn to choose where to have lunch.  He chose the Outback, but when we got there at 3:30, it didn't open until 4:00, so we went next door to the Italian Restaurant...
Dale and I got lasagne, Connie chicken primavera, and Walt a half-club sandwich.  The lasagne was good, but not as good as Maxie's.


Thursday - September 15, 2016 

We had a great serendipity today when DeeLon...who I think just goes by Dee now, came by to see us.  He was one of Walt's Aaronic Priesthood boys in the 1970s when Walt was bishop of the Burley Seventh Ward from May 1970 to March 1976.
It was so fun catching up with DeeLon and Bonnie's three years in Brazil and now their being back in the states, currently living in the Provo area.
We love to see these young men grown now with eternal sweethearts and children.
I didn't realize DeeLon is so much taller than Walt.

This evening was our kick-off-the-new-season of our Serendipity Book Club with a salad-rolls-dessert garden buffet at our new president's home.

Here is our new presidency for the 2016-2017 year:
Left to right: Jennie Egbert, secretary; Bonnie Fronk, president; and Carol Cheney, vice president.

Bonnie has such a beautiful back yard and always has gorgeous table settings.
Bonnie made the chicken salad, Carol special ordered the Crossaints, and Jennie made a fluffy Pistachio dessert.  Everything was delicious.
Here are Judy, Ilene, and Bonnie H.
Ilene always makes sure to get a photo of me, since she thinks that I'm hardly in any of the photos because I'm the one with the camera.
Which of these two photos turned out the best?"
Here's the dessert Jennie brought.  Bonnie collects fancy dessert plates wherever they travel to. Each one is so charming!

Susan sent this wonderful photo of her table:



Here's that same table from a different angle.


Here are a few more photos.
It had been cool all day, but was okay for being outside until we'd been there about an hour. Then we were ready to go inside for the program.


The ambiance of all the beautiful flowers and greenery are always a delightful experience in the Fronk's back yard. Bonnie works very hard all summer in keeping everything in shape.
What a privilege it was to have Susan Young share with us the experience she and Paul had when they were asked to go to Salt Lake City for an interview with President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Friday - September 16, 2016

Finished up the canning today...

Walt helps so much with the canning...I couldn't do it without him!
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Another serendipity to have Val Robins and his daughter Cami (visiting here from Colorado or is it Texas) take Gloria out to lunch at Stevo's for her birthday.  
Lunch with Ross and Karen Taylor from Salt Lake City where they moved 12 years ago.
Now with me with Ross and Karen...

Saturday - September 17, 2016

next  The beautiful bride, Ingrid Hansen and the handsome groom, Robert Smallman II.
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Ross and Karen Taylor drove from Utah to honor the Hansen family, whom they were neighbors to for many years. They just moved to Utah 12 years ago  (2004), and we all still miss them.
Walt and Eileen
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Kirk and Liisa Craner, and Cindy Young.  Kirk is a new high councilor from our ward.  Cindy is our new ward primary president.
Those authentic Danish pastries on the left were baked that same day by Chris Kemp.  She takes orders all during the week for anyone who would like to buy some.
Walt greets Ken and Bonnie Fronk, and David Hansen's sister.  She reminded Walt of how much her father, Rodney Hansen loved Dr. Petersen.
We are still seeing friends we haven't seen since we got back November 2014 from three years serving in the San Salvador El Salvador Temple.
Friends from the Star Wards--Jeff and Rebecca Harris and oters.
Helen and her baby, who is dressed in the wedding colors.
Many neighbors and friends came to their beautifully decorated back yard. 
Neighbors Dave and Marilyn Gibbons, Steve and Sherry Ormond.


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Sunday - September 18, 2016

Guess who does not look 80!? Evelyn Harrell!
Her daughter, Kim and husband, surprised Evelyn by flying
the two daughters and one son, and one of her grandson's in to Burley from California and Arizona.
It was so fun for the 30-40 guests to sing "Happy Birthday" as Kim and husband drove Evelyn up to her home for the SURPRISE.

(MORE PHOTOS COMING)


We pray you have had a peaceful and restful Sabbath Day.
Learn more about Joseph Smith and The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  It will be a good thing!

We testify that...
Heavenly Father lives and loves each one of us.
Jesus Christ is our Redeemer and Savior.
Joseph Smith is the Prophet of the Restoration.
Thomas S. Monson is the Living Prophet on the Earth today fore the whole earth.
The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
The Bible is the Testament of Jesus Christ.

These truths we share with you on this Sabbath Day - September 18, 2016.
Walt and Eileen Petersen - Burley, I D A H O
(Now I'm just one week behind.)