January 5, 2015 - Monday
We were home most of the day, except having lunch at Burger King.
In the evening we went to the viewing of our friend, Marie Wood.
December 6, 2015 - Tuesday
We went to Marie Wood's funeral at the Burley Stake Center.
She had worked in Walt's medical office for a while. Her well-written obituary said she had worked for several doctors in the area--the first being Dr. Terhune. She retired from Dr. Wells office at age 80.
Scott Wood, flew in from Texas for his Grandmother's funeral.
Scott is a good friend of Brian. Scott came with Brian, Julie, and Jen for our last Christmas in the México Merida Mission--1997.
Bishop Larry Kloepfer started his remarks at the Pleasant View Cemetery with: "What a beautiful winter day." It was warmer than normal.
January 7, 2015 - Wednesday
We took down the Christmas tree and other Christmas decorations.
Walt did most of it, I helped a little.
In late afternoon, Walt wanted to go for a ride. We drove to Rupert by way of Paul. On the way back Walt took me to supper at the Wayside Café.
He knows I don't like him to do this. I think he's getting cabin fever.
When we finished supper, it was dark.
January 8, 2014 - Thursday
It was foggy today, but seemed to be lifting in mid-afternoon. Walt wanted to go see his old '74 orange Chevy pickup. It is parked behind the shed by Don Melling's horse corrals about 3 miles south of town.
Sorry to say, I had forgotten to put my camera in my purse. It would have been a nostalgic photo of Walt peering in the windows.
Then he discovered the driver's side was unlocked, so he got in. When he came back to the "new" pickup we were in (our recently purchased 2002 Chevy Silverado) he said there was about an inch of dust inside the relic.
The fog had thickened so much it was hard to see coming back.
Here's a photo of what it kinds looked like....but we never had motorcycles like in this googled photo.
That evening we watched some of the 1945 movie "Rhapsody in Blue" Life Story of George Gershwin, now noted as the most influential composer of music in the Twentieth Century. Twenty of his songs are in the movie. He died of a brain tumor at age 38.
January 9, 2015 - Friday
We drove to do a session in the remodeled (Oct 2012) Boise Temple since our Twin Falls Temple is closed Jan 5-19 for it's semi-annual deep cleaning and maintenance.
I told Walt I'm really slipping. I had my camera but forgot to get a photo of us by the temple. Here's a googled photo.
We drove through Wendell on our way back. Our hometown that had 1,000 population when we grew up there now has 2,700 something. We stopped at the cemetery and I took some photos of our family graves.
I like that on the back of my parents' headstone are the name of their children: Eileen Marie and Janice Lynn, with our birth dates.
They had put out Christmas wreaths for the "American Heroes" the tag on them said. But for my Uncle David they had put his wreath by my Grampa Huffaker's headstone--he is Simpson David Huffaker, and his son is Simpson David Huffaker, Jr.
My parents' graves are just to the right side of my grandparents. We own the two plots right next to my parents.
Here is the back of my grandparents head stone.
We put the wreath over by my Uncle David's grave.
Here is the back of my Uncle David's head stone.
Then we drove over to see Dale Bunn, Walt's brother-in-law. We talked about how he still misses Phyllis so much and how hard it is to not have her there with him in their home--now 5 months since she passed away on August 3.
He had just had some cancer cells taken off is face up by his left eyebrow on Wednesday, and his face around his eye was black and blue so I didn't think he would want me taking a photo of him.
I should have gotten one from a distance when he was waving to us from his front porch with his big black lab standing by him.
Here is a great photo of them at Donny's birthday dinner party in August 2013.
Between Wendell and Burley we finished the 11th CD of the audio-book Unbroken. (Each CD was 45 minutes long, so it has taken us since the middle of December.) The life of Louis Zamperini is hard to listen to about all the torture he went through as a prisoner of war during WWII and how he was able to come through it and then go back to Japan and forgive the prison guards who were so cruel to him. After he forgave them is when his constant nightmares of reliving that time came to an end for him.
We were glad to get home to Burley just before dark. We did have patches of fog driving up and driving back.
January 10, 2015 - Saturday
Happy Birthday to Abbey. She is the first of our four "Millennial Granddaughters" to turn 15. Looks like you had a great day!
We were blessed on Saturday afternoon to have two of Bishop Gerratt's sons--McKay 17, and Tyler 15, come to help carry some heavy boxes to the basement, our heavy Christmas decoration boxes out to the storage room, and replace two burnt out light bulbs that we couldn't get to.
They were life savers for us! We so appreciate their help.
When I gave them each a baggie of 10 freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies, McKay said: "I think we got the better deal."
We dashed out to J.C. Penney's to get Walt a white shirt at their "Super Saturday" sale, since most of his white shirts are thread bare. Then picked up a few things at the old Stokes. It was still foggy.
After some good old-fashioned home-cooked hamburgers, we settled down to watch the Lawrence Welk Show.
January 11, 2015 - SundayWe went out to Star Second Ward where Leonard and Debra Beck spoke in Sacrament Meeting prior to leaving January 19 for the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission for two years.
We couldn't wait for them to leave the chapel to get a photo because Walt had been assigned to give the closing prayer in our Burley Third Ward Sacrament Meeting.
Here's a photo of them from face book when their family came for their speaking in Sacrament Meeting prior to their mission.
Jeff Rasmussen, the High Council speaker today in our Burley Third Ward, said some very nice things about Walt and me, and thanked us for our many years of service to the Church here in Burley, and for serving four missions. He also shared how his and Amy's family physician, Dr. Walt Petersen, had saved their first baby during a difficult birth.
He gave a great message on Forgiveness and Repentance.
"May we forgive and ask for forgiveness."
When we got home, the roast was just on the verge of being burnt, but we made it in the nick of time.
We hadn't gotten a photo of us, so we did a selfie.
The Plan of Salvation is the Plan that Heavenly Father has designed for us to be able to live again with Him and our Heavenly Mother.
The Plan of Salvation was put into operation by our Savior, Jesus Christ, coming to earth to Atone for our sins.
The Plan of Salvation is known about by us because of the Restoration of the Gospel by the Prophet Joseph Smith from instruction of our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
The Plan of Salvation is given in detail in the Book of Mormon.
The Plan of Salvation is taught to us by our current Prophet, Thomas S. Monson.
The Plan of Salvation gives us the hope of being able to live with our eternal sweetheart and children forever if we do our part.
The Plan of Salvation brings joy and gratitude to our hearts.
The Plan of Salvation is for everyone!
Of these truths we testify on this Sabbath Day - January 11, 2015!
Walt and Eileen Petersen - Burley, Idaho