Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Traces of Time - January 18-24, 2016 in Idaho

Traces of Time . . .
This week 
~ January 18, 2016 
January 24, 2016
in IDAHO ~

January 18, 2016 - Monday ~ ~ Family Home Evening

Walt re-glued the living room cocoa table.  We hope it holds this time.

January 19, 2016 - Tuesday ~ ~ Evening Relief Society 

This will surprise our kids...
Walt gave the title of his orange and white 1974 Chevy Cheyenne pickup to Glen Wilkinson this morning.  Glen will haul it over to Paul to his brother-in-law's farm, where he has several other old pickups to use the parts to fix up other old pickups.
There goes the title froom Walt to Glen.

So it's "Goodbye to the 42-year-old orange antique pickup."
(I have to try to find a photo of it.)

Tonight in our monthly evening meeting the theme was "Getting to Know You."  Each sister brought a brown paper bag with 3-5 items that described her.  
Here are some of the gals that helped make it all happen.
L-R: Donna Westergard, Bonnie Fronk, over the Tuesday evening gatherings, Karen Taylor, and Emily Hill, second counselor in the R.S. presidency.
The lunch-size brown bags had a number put on them then were passed out randomly and the sister would display the items from the bag she received and everyone was to guess which sister the items described.
   It was a fun way to learn more about each sister.  
    Sister Weeks guessed the most correctly - 12 of the 16. Several got 9-11 correct.
Healthy snacks were served for refreshments.  Delicious cookies were made by LaRae Crane from butternut squash with no sugar.
Donna Westergard made some yummy muffins from butternut squash that had no fat in them.  There was also a nut cup with nuts, raisins, and M'nM's.  A small plastic cup had fresh raspberries and blueberries mixed in yogurt.  A non-buttered bowl of popcorn was on the table, as well as some healthy brownies.
I took kiwi, green grapes, and Clementine oranges.  
Bonnie Fronk had some tangerines in a beautiful bowl.
(The photo below shows what was left to take home.)
Bonnie had these darling winter-time figurines as the centerpiece on the serving table.
It was a delightful evening to be together.

   January 20, 2016 - Wednesday ~ ~ To the Temple



January 21, 2016 - Thursday ~ ~ Serendipity Book Club

We always enjoy being together at our Serendipity Book/Study Club the third Thursday of each month from September to May.  For January we met at the home of Gladys Harrison. 

Our president, Susan Young, started with a fun question to go along with our theme for the 2015-2016 year: Seasons..."To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Susan's question was: "In one word or phrase, what describes the season of your life right now?"
Susan: "Organize"
Terri: "Grandchildren"

Karma: "Winter of Life - Service"
Linda: "Simplify and Focus"
Karen: "Completion"
Jennie: "Memories"
Carol " Stay Safe"

Gladys: "Joy - every day - like in the Temple"
June: "Giving - Give my treasures to my grandkids"
Bonnie: "Memories, Peace, Anxiously engaged with Grandkids"
Marilyn: "Family"
Eileen: "Family History - Family Life Stories"

The "Whet Your Appetite" was given by June Tilley on "Gold Fever" by Helen E. Wilson about the gold mine in Jarbidge, Nevada.  It was published in 1974.

Ilene Mai's sister has a bed and breakfast in Jarbidge.

Eileen's note: My dad was the Gold Tender there from March 1940 to October 1941 until the Guggenheim Gold Mine closed because the gold ran out.  I was 1 1/2 to almost 3 years old so don't really remember, but my Mom and Dad have fond memories of their time living there.  As the Gold Tender, my Dad operated the device (like a shaft elevator) that took the miners down into the mine, then brought them and the gold up out of the mine.

Karma Lambert gave the book review by comparing Book of Mormon commentaries.
(Also in the photo with Karma are the hostess, Gladys Harrison, and Karen Robins.)

1. Book of Mormon - Commentary - Parts 1, 2, and 3 by David J. Ridges.  This was her first choice because she likes the information given in the commentaries. About $17 paper back per Part.  Published in 2007.

2. Book of Mormon - Supplemental Study Material by Daniel Rona. Informative - about $50

3. The Book of Mormon - Verse by Verse - Volume One and Volume Two -  by D. Kelly Ogden and Andrew Skinner - very detailed - excellent - $35.00 a volume.

4. Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon - 4 Volume Set by Joseph McConkie $50 for the set.

5.  Commentaries and Teachings on the Book of Mormon by Ed Pinegar and Richard Allen. $16 Kindle, $25 Hard Cover, $26 CD.

6. Institute Book of Mormon Teacher's Manual

 7. Linda Petersen also added that The Book of Mormon for Latter-day Saint Families is a great resource. $55.

8. A Second Witness was also mentioned. 

Karma's conclusion was that she uses the Ridges' one the most because of the down-to-earth information it gives.  But the others are also excellent...each has it's own style of commentary.

Also a list of Women Sleuth Series was handed out.  These books are not "stand alone books."  In other words, it is hard to pick up a book in the middle of the series and be able to know about the characters, etc.

1. Lois Meade Mysteries: 14 book series. Author: Ann Purser Setting: Present day England
2. Maisie Dobbs Mysteries: 11 book series Author: Jacqueline Winspear  Setting: England, post World War I
3. Gaslight Mysteries: 18 book series.   Author: Victoria Thompson  Setting: Early 1900's New York.
4. Ladies Detective Agency  Author: Alexander McCall Smith

We had 12 of our 18 members in attendance.
Front row: Carol, Jennie, Karma, Bonnie, June.
Back row: Gladys, Eileen, Karen, Marilyn, Susan, Terri.
We missed several were sick. Kathy had returned from vacation to a flooded home from broken water pipes.  

We all like to "linger longer" and talk with each other after the book review is finished.  Gladys, always a gracious hostess, served delicious ice cream bars for refreshments.  
In each home it's interesting to see how important family is and how the family pictures are displayed.  

Family is Everything! 
January 22, 2016 - Friday ~ ~ To Utah...



January 23, 2016 - Saturday



January 24, 2016 - Sunday ~ ~ The Sabbath Day

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