Sunday, April 12, 2015.
April 6, 2015 - Monday
I didn't take any photos today. What had his physical therapy #14 at 2:45p.m.
It was Dick Huzinga's 80th birthday today.
April 7, 2015 - Tuesday
We went to the viewing of Justin Graham, the 23-year-old son of Dr. Walt and Jolene Graham's son who was a senior at Utah State University.
They had a nice display of things he had made and what he had done.
We got there at 5:40 p.m. and the line was already long, but when we came out the line was clear down the sidewalk.
This is looking up to the door of the Church. Many people came to express their condolences. What a sad occasion.
April 8, 2015 - Wednesday
We went to the funeral of Justin Graham. The Chapel was filled, the cultural hall was filled, and the stage was filled. There was no burial after the funeral, so I didn't get photos at the cemetery.
It was a chilly and rainy day.
Darrell Roskelley came over to put in a closing the vent coming from the hood of our stove. Walt saw some starlings trying to build a nest in there.
We appreciate Darrell doing these jobs for us.
At Walt's afternoon physial therapy #15 they told him he is progressing so well that he will only need to come 2x a week instead of 3.
April 9, 2015 - Thursday
We took our tax information to Todd Phillips at the CPA office. We still need a copy of my Social Security forms. It won't let me into the site online because my telephone number has changed.
We walked over to Mellings when we got back. Their cherry tree is about 2/3 bloomed.
Don was just finishing his lunch. Walt asked him how he was doing and he said: "About the same."
Then Walt helped Ruth in explaining some of the prescriptions that Don is taking.
Thursday night I coughed all night and didn't get very much sleep.
I had to sit up for a while, so watched the end of a Netflix movie I've been watching in spurts. It starred Diane Keaton, whom I really like. She reminds me of someone I know but I haven't put my finger on it yet. (I think her smile is like Vicki Martin's.)
April 10, 2015 - Friday
This afternoon Walt got a haircut from his favorite barber, Bob Beaver. He told us about the Mini-Cassia's Philharmonic Symphony Spring Concert that night. So we went and enjoyed it a lot. So many talented musicians in our "home town and across the river."
After the haircut we drove over to Goode Motor where they gave us a check for $581 because they sold our camper yesterday. It was 30 years old (a 1985 Komfort) and didn't look all that great. We had paid $4,500 for it June 13, 2003. We had some good times in it and liked it a lot but Walt can't get it hooked up anymore. Because of our old age, we are having to give up a lot of things we used to do.
We hope whoever bought it has some good years with it.
As we drove away from Goode Motor, we saw them putting up the new Stokes sign, which now includes a True Value store.
A neighbor, Ken Weeks, came to mow our lawn. Julie and John had done a lot of cleanup in the backyard last Saturday when they were here, so it wasn't as bad for him today as it would have been without their preliminary work. He not only trimmed around the edges but also around the swing set and other places.
I had coughed all Thursday and Friday nights, so was pretty wiped out all day Saturday. In fact, Walt had me stay in bed until almost noon. When I take the cough syrup it puts me to sleep. I slept for about an hour in the swivel rocker in the living room that afternoon.
Walt had me start a Z-Pak of Arythromicin on Friday.
Gary came to visit us this morning.
It's always good to be with him.
He took a photo of us together.
He took one the other direction to show the tulips that have finally bloomed. Oh rats, they don't show up.
I'll have to take a closer photo of them tomorrow.
Early that evening we gave a fireside at the Young Singles Branch about our calling to the San Salvador El Salvador Temple.
We showed a power point of slides which took 15 minutes more
than our allotted 45 minutes. We hope we left a good message about temples and serving missions.
F A M I L I E S A R E F O R E V E R
because of the restoration of the Priesthood Sealing Power
to the Earth for this Last Dispensation.
This sealing takes place in the Temples of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Sister McMillan served some typical food from El Salvador - Flan, nuts, and Jarritos Soda: Orange, Mango, and Lemon-Lime.
It's some of the best Flan I've ever eaten.
Then we took a photo of their leaders who were there.
President & Sister Ormond, Brother & Sister McMillan,
and Brother . The other leaders were out of town...
one in Peru on a service trip.
We enjoyed being with them.
Walt thought that about 25 were there.
I was showing some of our souvenirs on display,
and was sorry I didn't get a photo of any of the young adults.
We had a great Sunday School lesson today
in Sister Bonnie Fronk's Gospel Doctrine Class about
Ten things that happened at The Transfiguration:
1. Heavenly Father introduced His Son by saying:
"This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
2. It shows that the Father and the Son are two separate beings.
3. Peter, James, and John were also transfigured.
4. Peter, James, and John received their Endowment.
5. Peter, James, and John had their Calling and Election Made Sure.
6. Moses gave them the Keys of Gathering.
7. Elijah gave them the Keys of Sealing.
8. (have to finish these another time; that's all I can remember out of my head.).
We hope you have had a peaceful and restful Sabbath Day.
Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ know each one of us personally by our name.
They love us unconditionally.
But they do want us to repent so we can return to Them.
Of this we testify.
In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Walt & Eileen Petersen