Thursday, February 15, 2018

Traces of Time . . . February 12-18, 2018

Traces of Time . . .                                                                                         
 THIS WEEK                    

FEBRUARY 12, 2018
FEBRUARY 18, 2018





For our personal Family Home Evening together with Walt.
we studied the Sunday School Lesson #8




I made some heart-shaped biscuits for Walt for breakfast this morning.

  I didn't do so well on trying to 
make a Cupid's arrow to go 
through the heart.
  Walt, was very thoughtful
to give me some "sugar-free" candy.
And he always finds the
most wonderful cards.
 He said he couldn't
write well this morning.
I love my eternal sweetheart,
Walter Ray Petersen!

 We drove to Twin Falls this morning to do sealings with our Burley Third Ward High Priests group at the Twin Falls Temple.
Walt wasn't well enough yet to stay and do a session with Dale and Connie.  We have missed being with them weekly.  

This was last February as we rendezvoused with Dale and Connie at the Temple.

(looking for photo; it popped up  yesterday....)

It has been a


Today we walked at CSI from 11:00 to 11:45. 

Following this class, we go across the street from the CSI Center and attend an Adult Religion Class, like "Institute" but not officially a paid-for class.  Today was Lesson #10 

friDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018


saturDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018

Today I am cooking dinner for the missionaries but also
trying to get a photo to David and Julie's Sam for a school
project of a relative in a military uniform.
I can't find the photo of Walt in his dress whites for the Coast Guard, but I found a photo of my great-great grandfather,
Charles Albertson in his Civil War uniform.

sunDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Traces of Time . . . February 5-11, 2018

Traces of Time . . .                                                                                         
 THIS WEEK                    

February 5, 2018
FEBRUARY 11, 2018



 HOPE YOU have a great february.  

MONDAY, February 5, 2018

Getting ready for Family Home Evening together with Walt.
We studied the Sunday School Lesson #7

tuesDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018


wednesDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018

thursDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018

Today we walked at CSI from 11:00 to 11:45. There were over 30 today. Our instructor, Ro Gillette is very excellent, upbeat, and fun to be with.

Following this class, we go across the street from the CSI Center and attend an Adult Religion Class, like "Institute" but not officially a paid class.  Today we Lesson #8 "Gender and Eternal Identity."  Sister Blauer did an excellen job with a difficult subject.  

Our references were Mattherw 7:12; John 8:1-11; 15:12; Doctrine and Covenants 76:24; Moses 2:27; and the second paragraph* of "The Family: A Proclamation to the World," Ensign Nov 2010, 

--The Family: A Proclamation to the World, March 1995
The First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles,                           The Church of Jesus Christ                    of Latter-day Saints
Paragraph 2:
“All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God.
Each is a beloved spirt son or daughter of heavenly parents,
and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. 
Gender is an essential characteristic of individual
premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.”

Other references are: Jeffrey R. Holland "Helping Those Who Struggle with Same-Gender Attraction," Ensign, Oct. 2007, 42-45.

Dallin H. Oaks "Same-Gender Attration" Ensign, Oct. 1995, pp. 7-14.

Gospel Topics: Same Sex Attraction,

Sending out this invitation to our Serendipity Book Club 
for next Thursday, February 15th



Thursday, February 15, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
at the home of Gladys Harrison

2018 Oakley Avenue

Book Review:

 Bonnie  Hansen

 “The Orphan Keeper”

Whet Your Appetite: June Tilley

Refreshments: Delores Green

Please come.

It’s always nice

to bring a friend.

friDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018

This morning we worked on Family History with Kathleen Hedberg, our Ward Family History Consultant.  On Walt's Swedish Grandmother Nellie Katie Olson Petersen's line, they found a sad story.  A 48-year old mother died in child birth having triplets.  Two of the triplets were also buried when the mother was, but they didn't find if the third baby passed away.

I worked on my Grandmother Ella Morris Huffaker's line, finding photos of her with her Dad, Mom and siblings at age under 1 in 1891, and also a photo with them in 1897 when she was age 6.  
Actually, when I went in to, the passenger list for her mother, Elizabeth Ann Mitchell, as a passenger on the ship coming from England to New York popped up.  She was age 7 when they came to the United States--so that would have been 

saturDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018


SunDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Traces of Time . . January 29-February 4, 2018

Traces of Time . . .                                                                                         
 THIS WEEK                    

JANUARY 29, 2018
february 4, 2018


and  F E B R U A R Y




Getting ready for Family Home Evening here tonight.

Our new Prophet
President Russell M. Nelson

                            We will follow our new Prophet...

"Keep on the Covenant
following the Savior...
and attending the temple."

We had 15 come to Family Home Evening.

We served saucy pork chops which I cooked
from my Mom's recipe.
This was her favorite meal to cook for company.
Roskelleys and McCalls brought mashed potatoes.
Ormonds brought hot veggies of a California Blend.
Bloxham brought tossed salad.

Dan Black brought a Jell-o cottage cheese-
pecan-cherry salad.
Gortons brought a fruit plate.
Gibbons brought hot out-of-the-oven
homemade rolls.
Fronks brought home-made chocolate cake
and vanilla ice cream to go with it.
So you can see it was a delicious dinner!
We had 9 in the living room...
and 8 in the dining room.
 I'll have one photo extra large to see better.
 I'll see which photo is in better focus.






We had lesson #   in Institute


wednesDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018

We had a great serendipity when our good friend, Joseph Sagers came to see us.
He was a counselor to Walt in the Stake Presidency from November 1986 to November 1992.
Walt's first counselors were Newel Nelson and Ralph Rasmussen, Jr.   Pres. Rasmussen moved to Utah in May 1996, then Spencer Lloyd was a counselor from May to October until he was transferred back to Utah.

 President Sagers served as our Stake President from April 2001 to April 2010; he was Mission President of the Texas Ft. Worth MIssion from July 2010 to July 2013. He taught Institute in California until July 2015, then served a mission in the South from January 2016 to 1017.  He currently lives in Eagle, Idaho, where he and Sherre were over the ushers for the Meridian Idaho Temple Open House Oct 21 to Nov 11, 2017.  
 He and Sherre were in Burley the end of January visiting with their daughter and son-in-law Riley and Liza Harris and their grandchildren here.  
We always enjoy visiting with these good friends.
Now we say...

We go to an Adult Religion Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon taught by Nancy Blauer.   This semester it is on 
The Family - A Proclamation to the World.  We learn so much!
Our dear friends, Terry and Jolene Miller came
to see us.  He was Walt's counselor when
Walt was called as the Branch President of
the Regional Singles Branch in January 2000.
In September of that year, it was made a Ward 
which included the seven stakes in our Region:
Burley, Burley West, Rupert, Rupert West, Paul,
Oakley, and Declo Stakes.
They were released in September 2004.
Since then we have served three more missions:
Two years as the
Medical Advisor in Central America and  18 months in the
South America South Area, which includes
Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay.
Then three years as the  Temple President and Matron
of the new San Salvador El Salvador Temple from July 2011
to November 2014.
The Millers served a two-year mission to Australia.
So we haven't had a chance to see each other for
a long time.
They have moved from their homes in Minidoka,
then Acequia and have built a beautiful new home 
a few miles just east of the Twin Falls Temple.
It was delightful to spend an afternoon with them.
How did it get to be February already!?


Connie called this morning. She said they tried calling yesterday but didn't get through.
CThis physician sent him to a Cardiologist, who determined that he needed to have a pace maker put in.
Connie was calling to tell us Dale was in the hospital where they were ready to take him back to surgery to have 
this heart monitor put in.
 So we drove right over to St. Luke's Hospital in Twin Falls.
 Dale did very well and will just be in
the hospital over night and go home tomorrow.

saturDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018


sunDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018

    We sustain and love our new Prophet and his counselors.

                     The First Presidency - January 14, 2018
                        President Russel M. Nelson - Prophet
                     President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor
                 President Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor

The Church is true.
God lives and loves us.
Jesus Christ is our Redeemer and Savior.
Joseph Smith is the Prophet of the Restoration.
The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
Russell M. Nelson is the Prophet today.
Families are sealed in the temple forever because of the Restored Priesthood Temple Ordinances.
We leave this testimony at the end of this Sabbath Day - February 4, 2018.
Walter and Eileen Petersen - Burley, IDAHO