Saturday, November 18, 2017

Traces of Time . . . November 20-26, 2017

Traces of Time . . .                                                                                            For Nov 13-19...scroll down thru this week to the week before. I did a week ahead because we will be in Tennessee for part of the Thanksgiving week and I won't be blogging.

This week 
November 20, 2017 
November 26, 2017


Monday, November 20, 2017

Dad/Grampa's choice for the
Sibling Book Club for December:

Gandhi: An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments With Truth 

by Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi  


Narrator: Bill WallacePublisher: Blackstone Audio
Format: Unabridged AudiobookDelivery: 
Instant DownloadAudio Length: 18.75 hoursRelease
Date: April 2010
ISBN: 9781455198023


Paperback – November 1, 1993
“My purpose," Mahatma Gandhi writes of this book, "is to describe experiments in the science of Satyagraha, not to say how good I am." Satyagraha, Gandhi's nonviolent protest movement (satya = true, agraha = firmness), came to stand, like its creator, as a moral principle and a rallying cry; the principle was truth and the cry freedom. The life of Gandhi has given fire and fiber to freedom fighters and to the untouchables of the world: hagiographers and patriots have capitalized on Mahatma myths. Yet Gandhi writes: "Often the title [Mahatma, Great Soul] has deeply pained me. . . . But I should certainly like to narrate my experiments in the spiritual field which are known only to myself, and from which I have derived such power as I possess for working in the political field." 
Clearly, Gandhi never renounced the world; he was neither pacifist nor cult guru. Who was Gandhi? In the midst of resurging interest in the man who freed India, inspired the American Civil Rights Movement, and is revered, respected, and misunderstood all over the world, the time is proper to listen to Gandhi himself — in his own words, his own "confessions," his autobiography. 
Native name
મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
2 October 1869
PorbandarPorbandar StateKathiawar AgencyBombay PresidencyBritish India[1]
Gujarat, India)
30 January 1948 (aged 78)
New DelhiDelhiDominion of India (present-day India)
Cause of death
Resting place
Raj GhatDelhi, India
Other names
Mahatma Gandhi, Bapu ji, Gandhi ji
Alma mater
·         Lawyer
·         Politician
·         Activist
·         Writer
Known for
Political party
Kasturba Gandhi (m. 1883;d. 1944)
·         Harilal
·         Manilal
·         Ramdas
·         Devdas
·         Karamchand Gandhi (father)
·         Putlibai Gandhi (mother)
Mohandas K. Gandhi signature.svg
Mahātmā Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (/ˈɡɑːndi, ˈɡæn-/;[3] Hindustani: [ˈmoːɦənd̪aːs ˈkərəmtʃənd̪ ˈɡaːnd̪ʱi] (About this sound listen); 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the leader of the Indian independence movementagainst British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā (Sanskrit: "high-souled", "venerable")[4]—applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa[5]—is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu ji (Gujarati: endearment for father,[6] papa[6][7]) and Gandhi ji. He is unofficially called the Father of the Nation.[8][9]

Another choice Dad/Grampa considered is:
 Churchill - The Prophetic Statesman 
by James Humes - Audio book is 6 hours 12 minutes.

Overview of this week: Mon and Tues -- We'll get some things done then Wed will drive back to
            Gary's to get ready for Thanksgiving dinner the next day.
              We're looking forward to having Janice and Jeff
                come to dinner with us, along with Cortney and Kimble.
                   (Steve and Natalie are driving Carter to San Diego for his
                       league soccer tourney the Fri and Sat after Thanksgiving.)

Then Fri, Nov. 24 Brian is flying us to Tennessee to visit with them until
                the next Tues, Nov. 28.  They are having their Thanksgiving dinner
                on Sat, Nov. 25 when they will have their kids all together.
                    We are looking forward to being with them.

                    We feel blessed and loved.
                      We are thankful for each one of you.
Dad & Mom / Grampa 'n Grama / Uncle and Aunt / Walt and Eileen

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

We are with Gary in Pleasant Grove preparing
dinner for seven. We are excited to have my sister, Janice and Jeff come, along with our grandchildren Cortney and Kimble.

T U R K E Y   T I P S
How Much Turkey Per Person?
Order roughly 1.25 pounds of turkey per guest—so, for example, a 12- to 13-pound bird to feed a party of 9—so everyone can get their fill and have some leftovers, too. If you want lots of leftovers, order 1.5 pounds per guest.

What Temperature to Cook a Turkey

Set your oven to 325°F to cook your bird evenly. The total cook time will depend on the size of your turkey, so let a meat thermometer be the ultimate judge. Your turkey is cooked when the breast meat reaches 170°F and the thighs reaches 180°F.
After it's done, allow the bird to rest for at 20 least minutes before carving. This is the perfect time to use the o
You should bake it 15 minutes for each pound at 325° AND you want to cook a turkey as fast as you can to minimize juice loss so you should NOT stuff the bird...this slows the cooking time. Your turkey's done when an instant-read thermometer (not a pop-up) inserted near the thigh reads 165 degrees F. 

·         From Yahoo Answers
The rule of thumb is 15 minutes per pound so a 13 pound turkey will take about 3 to 3 and 1/4 hours at 325 degrees. Here is an excellent link that will give you lots of information about cooking a turkey. Best of luck with it. Full answer

Friday, November 24, 2017

We are flying to Tennessee today on the 7:15 morning Delta flight. We arrive in Nashville at 2:14pm, via a connection out of Atlanta.  We are excited to visit Brian & Jennifer and their family in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

We will be in Tennessee. 
Sunday, November 26, 2017
We will be in Tennessee.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Traces of Time . . . November 13-19, 2017

Traces of Time . . .   
This week 
November 13, 2017 
November 19, 2017


Monday, November 13, 2017
Walt's ready to go to physical therapy
this morning.
 We saw good friends,
Leonard and Deborah Beck.
She ruptured a disc teaching
a yoga class the early part of October.
Leonard said to me: "So now I've resolved
to never do yoga or even exercise."

Walt tried to chop down the dead daisies.
It made his back hurt 
too much to continue.
As soon as he sits down, 
the back pain goes away.
We can't do everything
we'd like to do.
But what we can do, we
keep plugging along and doing.
We are always happy to
be with Ross and Karen Taylor,
our good friends who moved from
Burley in almost 13 years ago from Burley
to Riverton, Utah.

Tuesday, November 14, 20

Tue--Walked at CSI class; Institute
We walked at
College of Southern Idaho--Burley Branch
this morning "60-and-over-and-fit" followed
by Institute Lesson #21
"Resurrection of Jesus Christ."

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

We drove early to Twin Falls
for an appointment with my
endocronologist, only to discover
that he had gone to a medical conference.
They had tried to call us but 
the call didn't go through.
(We are having trouble with our 
home cell phone #.)

So we made "lemonade" out of the lemon
and went to the Magic Valley Mall
where we had an orange julius after
getting the prongs on my ring checked
at Jensen Jewelers.
 Oh, and I got a Christmas sweat shirt at Macy's.

 We did the 1:00 session 
                                 at the Twin Falls Temple 
                                    with Dale and Connie,
                         then had lunch at a new restaurant
                     that open last week in Twin: The Black Bear
                               Not overly impressed.
 It was raining and dark when we got home.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

We walked at 11:00
Institute at 12:00 Noon

Then this evening I was our Serendipity Book Club

                       3rd Thursday of each month*
Thursday, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Home: Marilyn Gibbons

Whet Your Appetite: Bonnie Fronk

Book Review: Karma Lambert

Book: The Girl With Seven Names—
Escape from North Korea
by Hyeonseo Lee

Refreshments: Marilyn Gibbons
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Please come. It’s always nice to bring a friend.

Gone for one year now:
Al and Kathy Barrus 
are serving an 18-month Membership
and Leadership mission to the 
Brazil Sao Paulo North Mission – 
entered the Provo MTC November 14, 2016.
They will serve Nov 2016 to May 2018.
They have five children and 
Al retired from practicing law for 42 years.
Al served his first mission in Brazil, 
and Kathy is learninge Portugese.

I had to miss this tonight
because we got to be with family
in Rexburg at the BYU-Idaho Extradance performance.
Katie was in eight of the showcases.

Thu--BYU IdahoExtravadance Students-in-charge- in Rexburg
              - saw Katie in 8 diff dances; Heidi produced...
              got to be with Janie & Shawn, Ashley, Michael, Heidi & Jordan,
               Katie and Taitum.  (Parker out of town till Sat afternoon--he will
                 see Katie perform tonight at the closing performance. I predict
                  he may stand up in the audience and announce: "That best

                    dancer is my wife!")
Heidi did a magnificent job as
the production director...

Friday, November 17, 2017

Fri--Walked thru Festive of Trees for 20 min in Burley; Drove to Utah.
          Best part of day was seeing Jacob win his Volleyball Tourney game;

             Got to be with Jacob, Gary, Julie. Had a late supper at Los Hermanos.
Today we drove on to Utah to go to
Jake's volleyball tourney...
They won the early games 

and the next set, also
so will play in the
Championship brackett tomorrow morning.
Supper at Los Hermanos...

Saturday, November 18, 2017
 Jake played so well in his
championship game today...
but his team lost.
However, they are second place in the
volleyball tournament of 14 teams!
Congratulations, Jacob. 

Way to go!

Sat--Saw Jacob in Volleyball tourney again. His team was 2nd out of 14 teams!
              Julie and Rigdon also came; Got to be with Isaac Julieat his birthday lunch
Julie supports her nephews and nieces.
...and photo bombs photos.
We loved being with Gary to go to Jake's VB tourney
And it was a bonus to have Julie and Rigdon on.
Picked up Isaac for his birthday lunch.
Isaac was super excited about getting
a hover board from his Dad.
He's wanted one for more than a year.

Isaac had a fun birthday lunch at Zupa's
along with with his cousins Maddie, Sam, and Will, 
and Uncles David and Steve; his Dad Gary, 
and his grandparents--us.
Isaac and Gary
   Back in Pleasant Grove we had brownies and ice cream with
                        Isaac and Maddie, and watched Isaac buzz around on his
                        "hoover board" from his Dad. And then he taught Maddie how
                           to ride on it.

                         While Gary drove Maddie back home to Saratoga Springs and
                            then Isaac back home, Walt and I watched the end of the
                               3rd quarter and 4th quarter of the BYU losing football game
                                  to University of Massachusetts--10-16.
                                   First losing season for BYU in 46 years (since 1971).
                                        Sad....37 injuries of Cougars and down to 4th QB
                                               --Joe Critchlow--a freshman.
Maddie and Isaac...
Gary served brownies and ice cream
but couldn't find the candles
he'd gotten a couple of weeks ago...
so they just lit the metal fire lighters
and Isaac blew them out
after we sang ♫♪"Happy Birthday."♫♪

Julie, Jacee, Jackson, and Maddie met
us at Corner Canyon High School in Draper
to see Anna, Sam, and Will
 perform in 
"The Little Mermaid"
It was a fun play to watch.

I left the camera card at Gary's, so took photos
on Walt's cell phone.
He's using his phone right now to read scriptures,
so I'll download them later.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Gary prepared us a delicious
and nutricious breakfast...

 I sent a quick e-mail before 
I packed the computers.
 Gary made the blender whole
wheat pancakes from the
wheat kernals.


 We're headed back to Idaho...
The drive time goes fast when we're
listening to an audio book...
The Noel Diary ended just as
we pulled into Burley.
It was written and read by
Richard Paul Evans
 We made good time...3 hours, 7 minutes
from Pleasant Grove to Burley,
including the bathroom break 
at Tremonton.
There isn't a lot of traffic on Sundays.
We had a nap, a quick snack,
then went to the 3rd and final
Meridian Temple Dedication session
at three o'clock. 

A temple dedication is always uplifting.
As Bonnie Fronk said to us: 
"It lifts us to a spiritual high."

Dedication of the Meridian Temple
(My first attempt at putting a video in our blog.
It works by just clicking on it...
then click on the one that pops up under it.)

Here's from
MERIDIAN — President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Meridian Idaho Temple on Sunday.
Prior to the dedication, President Uchtdorf conducted the symbolic cornerstone ceremony that signifies the construction is complete and the new temple is ready to be dedicated and ready for sacred use.
“The Lord has decided through his living prophet even President Monson to put a house of the Lord in this place,” said President Uchtdorf. Speaking of President Thomas S. Monson, he said, “He is aware what is happening here and is grateful for your prayers and your participation in this marvelous and wonderful work.”
Joining President Uchtdorf were Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Bishop Gérald Caussé, Presiding Bishop of the Church; Elder Ulisses Soares of the Presidency of the Seventy; and Elder Kevin R. Duncan and Elder Edward Dube of the Seventy.
Plans to build the temple were announced by President Thomas S. Monson in April 2011.
The temple’s dome has an octagonal shape covered with titanium shingles that change color depending on the sunlight, from brown to gold to tan. Stone used inside the temple is marble quarried from Egypt, Italy and Spain.
President Uchtdorf referred to his experience as an aviator and how meridian has so much to do with navigation in following an exact course. “When we look at the terrestrial navigation, which we find with the help of the meridians around this globe, we are also guided towards the celestial navigation. Make sure that you're following the right path in life.”
The Gem State has four other temples located in Boise, Rexburg, Twin Falls and Idaho Falls. A sixth temple, in Pocatello, was announced by President Monson last April.
There are about 426,000 Latter-day Saints in Idaho. The temple will serve more than 60,000 Latter-day Saints in 16 stakes (a stake is similar to a diocese in the number of congregations) in the greater Boise area, including a few stakes in eastern Oregon.
A choir of Latter-day Saints from within the temple district in Idaho and Oregon provided sacred music for the cornerstone ceremony.
As part of the dedication activities, 6,000 local youth participated on Saturday, November 18, in a cultural celebration honoring Idaho and Church history. The musical production followed the theme “Be Strong, Steadfast and Immovable” and featured a 1,100-voice choir and 4,900 dancers depicting the history and culture of the Treasure Valley. The celebration was held at the Taco Bell Arena on the Boise State University campus in Boise.
President Uchtdorf told the youth that he brought the love of President Thomas S. Monson to them and said, “Wherever you go that because of your faithfulness and your dedication to the Lord you are a treasure to the people around you.
“We will return and report to President Monson that here in the wonderful Treasure Valley is a great treasure of young people of heaven.”
During a three-week open house in October and November, more than 208,000 people visited and toured the temple, including clergy, community leaders and residents living near the temple, as well as members of the Church.
Latter-day Saint temples differ from meetinghouses or chapels where members meet for Sunday worship services. Temples are considered “houses of the Lord” where Jesus Christ’s teachings are reaffirmed through marriage, baptism and other ordinances that unite families for eternity. Inside, members learn more about the purpose of life and make covenants to serve Jesus Christ and their fellow man.
I took a photo of Walt as we came in the house from the dedication broadcast in our stake center.      Recommends were required to attend the broadcast.


                                        Walt took a photo of his

78-y-o wife.

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

We have enjoyed being with many of our kids and grandkids during this past week.  

We loved hearing from Prophets and Apostles this afternoon during the Dedication of the new Meridian Idaho Temple.

We have temples because the true Church was restored in 1830 by the Prophet Joseph Smith.
Priesthood ordinances were also restored, along with the temple ordinances.

Heavenly Father lives and loves each one of us.
Jesus Christ is His Beloved Son and also loves each one of us.
They Both know us each individually by our names.

The Book of Mormon is true and is Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
The Bible is a Testament of Jesus Christ.

Thomas S. Monson is the living Prophet on the Earth today.   

We share this testimony at the end of this Sabbath Day.
In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Walt Petersen

Eileen Petersen