Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jen, for you and you other mothers with little children

'Song for a Fifth Child'
by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton
[Notes by Grama Mission: It could also be for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th child or more.]

Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing and butter the bread,
Sew on a button and make up a bed.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.
Oh, I’ve grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).

Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
(Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).
The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo
But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
Look! Aren’t her eyes the most wonderful hue?
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).

The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
For children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

[Concluding note from Grama Mission:'s true before the blink of an eye your little ones will grow up, graduate from high school, go to college, some go on missions, marry, have precious babies of their own. That is the Eternal Plan of a wise and loving Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother.]

Elders wearing rain coats...

In the photo, I was surprised to see the Elders come in wearing heavy rain coats since it was just in the 60's with very light sprinkles. It's up to 72 degrees now at 3pm. The doctor is back at his desk now to put the next cassette tape in or his recording the last couple of days e-meds since I finished the weekend end dictation of the 22 calls he had.

Carry on everyone. Love, Los Petersen - Elder Walter y Hna. Eileen - Argentina

So you see, mostly Elder Petersen is busy taking care of missionaries.

Dr. Petersen helps young Elders...

Dr. Petersen helps the Sr. missionary couples...

Sr. Missionaries can take naps...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Jokes for Grandkids...

Hi Grandkids...
Here's some more kids' jokes I'm sending from my office, as in the photo below these jokes:
Thanksgiving dinner + Office message + Turkey faxings
Drum + Thanksgiviing dinner = Tom Tom Turkey
Dizzy person + turkey = "Wobble, Wobble!"
The Mayflower weighed how much? A Puri-ton

Knock, Knock. Who's there? " "Accordian." "Accordian who?"
"Accordian to the weather man, it's going to rain tomorrow."

What do you call a duck who gets all A's in school? A wise quacker.

That's all for now kids.
Hugs all around. Grampa and my prayers are with you.
Love, Grama Mission - Argentina

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Josh, hope you, Anna, Samuel, W.J., and your Mom & DaD are over your sore throats and colds.
Love, Grama Mission

Elder Petersen said this was "an onion in the petunia patch."

Correction: The Bowens have 7 children.

Why don't my cutlines under photos come out in order I type them? In the next photo, here is the right order:

L-R Louisa Aidukaitis holding new baby Elizabeth, baby's mom Jemima Garaguso, Lynette Bowen, Polly Glenn, Chrissy Anderson, Deana Leckie, you know who. Lucy Casablanca is on the R in photo above.

The lowdown on their husbands: Elder Marcos Aidukaitis was just called into the First Quorum of Seventy, 5 children, lives in condo below Bowens, 2ndC in Area Pres'y SAS; Pablo Garaguso is head of the Family History Department here at area office, first baby; Elder Shayne Bowen is the South Am South Area President, 5 children, their youngest dau, Dylin, is a senior going to BYU Idaho next year they think; Rich Glenn is with the US Embassy, 2 daughters, just here since August; Jared Anderson is with an oil company here, 4 children, ages 7-2; Richard Leckie, Sr. missionary, is the area auditor, 9 children; Justo Casablance,SM, is the executive secretary for area presidency, 4 sons, 6 grandsons.

We had this monthly "lunch bunch" at Lynette's home this afternoon. Sometimes they go visit places, but today was just a "getting to know you" time with everyone just talking while eating taco salad, Lynette's homemade rolls with honeybutter, cookies, banana bread and the best flan I've ever eaten. (I'll post the recipe.)

Walt drove us three SM's from the area office over and we took a taxi back for 11.40 pesos (just under $4).

They're still amazed at our having 7 children; but Deana Leckie has 9. She told the gals today that her last baby was born right after she turned 42, to which Louisa Aidukaitis added: "My husband was born when his Mom was 45. And she's still living at age 93."

As Deana said in thanking Lynette as we were leaving: "It's good to get away from the office."

Grama Mission at "Lunch Bunch" with 7 others sisters

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Grama Mission, Hna. from Chile and Ecuador...

Grampa with missionaries today

Loved your updated blogs this Wed., Nov. 12

Thanksgiving joke of the week:
Why don't you eat fish on Thanksgiving?
Because Thanksgiving never falls on a Fry-day.

Knock, Knock.
Who's there?
Dishes who?
Dishes the FBI. Open Up!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Livin' in the D: Congrats, Emma, for being on your 3rd grade Student Council.
Fisher Family Fun: And it was such a good idea for the R.S. pres to be an example and make applesauce.
Beauty and the Jogus: Josh, good luck with the speech!

Today's Thanksgiving joke for grandkids
Q: Teddy bears have what in commong with turkeys?
A. Both have stuffing.

Knock, Knock.
What's there?
Annie who?
Annie body seen the turkey?

Today's Elephant joke
How do you tell an elephant from a grape?
A grape is purple.

Elder Petersen carries both our laptops into the area office.

During our 10-15 min drive to office, we often see 50 taxis!

Hermana Petersen shading eyes from the sunny Nov. 7 day in Argentina.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Josh, fun photos you have in your Blog.

I've enjoyed the updates everyone has on their blogs. I found all my photos in "Old Posts" even tho I put them all in the same day. I'll try putting one in at a time now.
Steve said it's snowing in SL/Utah Valleys... sunny and hot here.
FYI: A kilo is 2.2 pounds.
As I was just attaching Walt's October Stewardship Report to e-mail Dr. Doty, Chrmn of the Missionary Medical Committee, I heard Walt saying on the phone to a missionary: "No, Elder, I don't think it's food poisoning, but a kilo is a lot of ice cream to eat at one time."
Then Walt explained when he got off the phone that this missionary was taking the "Kilo" challenge, but he could only eat 1/2 a kilo.....which is still over 1 pound of ice cream!
No wonder Pres. Hinckley counseled the missionaries: "Don't do stupid things."
Love, Los Petersen - Walt & Eileen - Argentina

Dr. Petersen taking his own blood pressure.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Guess I put too many photos in. There's a lot more somehwere.
Love from Argentina - Elder y Hna. Petersen - Walt & Eileen

Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission missionaries

Dr. Petersen advising a mission president how to treat a sick missionary.

Venturing around the block to office supply store.

It will justupload one image at a time for me.
Thanks, Julie, for the walk through of how to put in photos.
Jen, I never could find where you said the instructions were.
But, thanks for trying.

Some photos of life in Argentina...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

High Five TagInstructions: give 5 answers to these 5 questions and choose 5 more to do the same.

5 Most Important qualities in a person:
1. Genuine - they walk their talk
2. True blue - with you and behind your back
3. Honest - No matter what
4. Kind - Heart of Gold
5. Compassionate - they'd give you the shirt off their back

5 things you cannot live without
1. My husband -- and all that entails Y
2. My children and grandchildren -- what a blessing they are in our lives here and hereafter!
3. My computer to keep in touch with #2 when 1 mile or 7,000 miles away
4. My testimony of where we came from, why we're here, and where we're going...
5. My camera -- almost forgot this "attached at the hip" device

5 foods you love
1. Homemade bread
2. My homemade apple pie
3. Ice Cream - (I think I must have done this...didn't I say smooth ice cream/no crunchies.)
4. Cheese cake and chocolate mousse
5. Pina Coladas - alcohol free, of course. (n has n-yay over it like Josh's smilely faces)

5 places you want to go
1. On a cruise - with my hubby, and hopefully with our kids/spouses for our 50th anniversary
2. Or to Israel for the 50th anniversary...if it's safe to travel there then.
3. Disney World with family to have them see my favorite "Carousel of Progress"
4. Disneyland - anytime!
5. Celestial Kingdom way in the future....but turning 70 in Dec makes it too close for comfort
(Note for #5: "places WANT to go...not meaning I think I've got it made...not by long shot.)

5 random things
1. Yes, the toilet paper must go OVER the roll. I redo it if it's not.
2. Enjoy watching old 1930s, '40s, and 50's movies.
3. Eat black licorice nibs to help stay awake when driving
4. Emphatic about keeping the stove top clean
5. Pet peeve - being called by my first name by people who don't know me--like bank tellers

5 people to do the same
1. Aimee
2. McKell
3. Kelsey
4. Josh
5. Jacee
6. Emma
7. Seth

7's a better # than 5 anyway.

I'll do that "7 something" questionnaire later. Now I'll see if Walt will do this "5 somethings..."
signing off 9:40p.m. Sunday, November 2, 2008 - downunder in South America

How do we add names to "My Blog List" ?

Hi again...
How do we add names to "My Blog List?"
Love, Same South America South Sr. Missionary Couple, aka Los Petersens

Need help getting photos into my blog

HAPPY NOVEMBER May our gratitude show in our attitude.
Could someone please e-mail me step by step of how to get photos into the blog.
I could do it with John or Julie helping me step by step. Now I've forgotten. (Surprise.)

And how do you get those darling backgrounds thagt go with the seasons.

Wow....have you all seen the "Young & Beautiful" fun blog of a family member that was just started yesterday? It's great!

Janie, Julie, Jen, Michelle, Josh.....loved catching up on your blogs today, in addition to the new one. I won't give the surprise away till you have looked at it. You can get a link to it from the "Fisher Family."

Thanks for the fun photos of all the kids in their Halloween costumes--Vampiress, Buzz Lightyear, the Pumpkin who was only a Pumpkin head, Power Ranger, Rapunzel, Ben-whatever that was, and the Alligator....oh and the reverse Dr. turned Zumbie teacher and Dietitician turned doctor.

Loved the clips of Emma's swim meet--WAY TO GO, EMMA! It's fun to hear your Mom cheering for you.

Fun to see Daniel & Katie's rock 'n roll. Daniel....about the guys giving you a hard time about dancing with your sister--they're all wishin' they had a sister....sisters so pretty and talented!
Grampa's played the clips several times in the last few minutes.

We hosted the first dinner in our Argentina apartment today. Elder y Hna. Allred (Gary & Reva live on 8th floor of our bldg) loved the saucy pork chops (Thanks Vickie for sending me Grama A's recipe.) The other couple on the 5th floor flew home Friday and their replacements don't come until the middle of Dec.

Gary looked into the basket of hot rolls and exclaimed: "Did you make these rolls from scratch?"
"Yes, I did."
Walt was like a security guard with his flash light illuminating the temp control hanging on the rack the whole 20 minutes of their baking for our first attempt at baking something in this gas oven. With the left-over dough from the 20 rolls I baked some cinnamon rolls and a loaf of bread.

Reva brought the salad and dessert....a yummy carrot, raisin, apple salad; for dessert watermelon. As she went to the kitchen to bring it into the dining room, I went in and said in a kindly way: "Reva, please don't be offended, but Walt doesn't like watermelon."
"Oh, I'm so sorry I didn't inquire," she said, "I thought everyone liked watermelon. Well, he can have another of your delicious rolls and jam for his dessert," she added good naturedly.

I took photos of us at the dinner, the guys doing the dishes after (they tell us it's a Sr. Missionary dinner tradition), and then some of us in each room of the apt. I've got them in the computer but would like to post them. I know it's easy when you hit the right buttons.
YYYYYYYLove, Mom/Grama Petersen/
Aunt Eileen/Eileen on a Sunday in Buenos Aires ... 5 hours ahead of Mt. Standard Time now.