Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Traces of Time . . . May 30 to June 4, 2016

Traces of Time . . .
This week 
~ May 30, 2016 
June 4, 2016
in IDAHO ~

May  29, 2016 - Sunday     To see some of the graves we put flowers on yesterday (Sat., May 28) you will need to scroll down to the May 22-May 28 week post.

To keep the Sabbath Day Holy today...
We went to our 3-hour block of Church from 10:50 to 1:50 with Gary.
Here's a closer photo of Gary.
McKay Gerratt, the son of Bishop Steve and Michelle Gerratt, spoke at Sacrament Meeting before he enters the MTC on June 1 for his Russia St. Petersburg Mission.
We have always thought that McKay is an outstanding young man.  He talked about the purpose of life. "Change is one word to describe life." The Gospel is power. 2 Nephi 33:1-- "...when a man speaketh by the power of the Holy Ghost the power of the Holy Ghost carrieth it unto the hearts of the children of men."
McKay spoke with the power of the Holy Ghost.  We can imagine he will speak with even more power when he returns from his mission in two years.  June 1, 2016 to June 2018.
We loved having Gary here today.  I didn't cook a regular roast beef dinner because we had potato salad and chicken left from yesterday.  But I did make homemade rolls.
Then with the rest of the dough I baked some cinnamon rolls and two loaves of bread.
People think I have some secret recipe for my Parker House Rolls.  It's just the "Sweet Roll Dough" recipe from the 1960 Betty Crocker Cook Book we were given as a wedding gift.
The rest of the day we rested, then did some Sunday computer stuff.  We did watch a historical DVD for the Memorial Day weekend with popcorn 'n root beer for treats.

May 30, 2016 - Monday

Actual Memorial Day...
We drove to Charlie's to have breakfast, but they were closed for the holiday so we went out to Conner's Café like we did on Labor Day last September with David.
Gary remembers when we took all the kids there for breakfast when they were little before we drove to the Wendell Cemetery to put flowers on the graves.
    (I forgot my camera, so Gary is going to send me photos of our breakfast, and then our driving out to the Minidoka Internment Camp.
Baseball was one of the games the internees played.  We didn't realize when we saw the ballfield that it had been put up in one day--Sat., May 28--by over 100 volunteers who came to help. )
Our family bookclub for June is reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, which is about American Japanese citizens from Seattle who were sent to the Minidoka Internment Camp in 1942.  We didn't realized that there were 10,000 Japanese at just that camp in Minidoka County.
This is a closer view...
When we got back to Burley we loaded our suitcases and headed to Utah for the Family Graduation Dinner Party for Joshua.  Gary did all the driving this weekend which helped us so much!  We loved having Gary Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Family Graduation Dinner Party for 
Joshua David Petersen

The fine print says:

Class of 2016


* * * * *
Fall of 2016
University of Utah
Honors College
Presidential Scholar 

We are very proud of this grandson! 
(As we are of all of our grandchildren!!)

We enjoyed a Café Rio catered dinner and being with each other.

    Here are the grandparents with Joshua: Walt and Eileen Petesen, JOSHUA, Brent Black. (His darling maternal grandmother, Sally Black, passed away in 2000.  We all still miss her!)

Front L to R: Grama Eileen Petersen, Grampa Walt Petersen, Joshua, Julie Black Petersen - mother of Joshua.
Second row: David Petersen - father of Joshua, John Peterson, Uncle; Julie Petersen Peterson - Aunt; Kimble - cousin; Natalie Petersen - Aunt; Steven Petersen - Uncle; Gary Petersen - Uncle.
Here is Joshua with his siblings and cousins:
L-R...front: William Petersen, brother; Maddie Peterson, cousin.

Sitting on couch: Jackson Peterson, cousin; Samuel Petersen, brother; JOSHUA; Anna Petersen, sister; on Anna's lap, Rigson Peterson, cousin; Jacee Petersen, cousin; Kimble Petersen, cousin; Carter Petersen, cousin.
Here's Josh opening some presents.
Here's some of the yummy food.
Colorful table setting in the Corner Canyon school colors of blue and grey with Grandfather Black, David, Gary, and Grampa Petersen.
Here's Josh with his Aunt Michelle and cousin R.J. Beard.
Josh's graduation gown with some of his awards.
Some of his other awards. . .
Another view...
And his Eagle Scout . . . 
Great night honoring Joshua for his high school graduation.
We drove to Pleasant Grove and said "Goodbye" to Gary after a great 4 days with him.
May 31, 2016 - Tuesday

After staying overnight with Julie and John, we drove back to Idaho.  Jackson helped load our luggage into our car.  He is a great helper!

June 1, 2016 - Wednesday

Happy June 1st

{1} ♪♫June is bustin’ out all over♫♪♫♪
All over the meadow and the hill!
Buds're bustin' outa bushes
And the rompin' river pushes
Ev'ry little wheel that wheels beside the mill!

{2} ♪♫June is bustin’ out all over!♫♪♫♪
The feelin' is gettin' so intense
That the young Virginia creepers
Hev been huggin' the bejeepers
Outa all the mornin'-glories on the fence.

Because it's June!
June, June, June
           Just because it’s June, June, June!♪♫”

{3} ♪♫June is bustin’ out all over!♫♪♫♪
The ocean is full of Jacks and Jills,
With her little tail a-swishin'
Ev'ry lady fish is wishin'
That a male would come
And grab her by the gills!

Because it's June! June, June, June
           Just because it’s June, June, June!♪♫”

  Fresh and alive and gay and young
 June is a love song, sweetly sung

  {4} ♪♫June is bustin’ out all over!♫♪♫♪
   The saplin's are bustin' out with sap!
   Love he's found my brother, "Junior,"
   And my sister's even lunier,
   And my ma is gettin' kittenish with Pap.
   June is bustin' out all over!

“♪♫June is bustin’ out all over♫♪♫♪
(…believe it or not, there are even more verses…)

Rodgers and Hammerstein
Carousel—opening on Broadway April 19,1945-- is the second musical by the team of Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics)…. The show includes the well-known songs "If I Loved You", "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" and "You'll Never Walk Alone". Richard Rodgers later wrote that Carousel was his favorite of all his musicals.
In 1999,Time magazine named Carousel the best musical of the 20th century.
The movie came out in 1955 or 1956.

Now back to what we did today...on this first day of 
J U N E.
Walt had physical therapy this morning. 
When I picked him up, he asked if I knew that our friend, Kenna Wyatt, had 3 stints put in her heart in February.
She was in doing physical therapy, too.
I did not know.
So Walt waited while I went in to see her.

She was getting short of breath, so after some studies, 
it was determined that she needed the stints.
She is doing well now.
She needed to do 36 p.t. sessions, and only
has 5 or 6 more to go.
She's been doing them M-W-F.

Then we left for the temple at 11:30.
We did the 1:00 session today at the Twin Falls Temple.  Dale and Connie went to Pocatello to a baseball game for one of their grandsons.  

We miss them when we're not together at the temple.  We started this tradition on April 15, 2015, and have done 41 sessions together since then.  

Our friends, The Mitchells from Burley were in the same session.  We took a photo of them in front of the temple.
He's a pilot and he and Walt love to share pilot experiences.
Then they took a photo of us.
We're looking forward to a fun June.  
Our WEPR (Walt and Eileen Petersen Family Reunion) is scheduled for June 24-25-26 in Burley with Julie and John in charge....the theme is "Tribal Council," and we're supposed to get a torch, bandanas, and choose our color.
So far we have 24 coming.
With the married grandchildren, 
we have 54 possible.
That makes us missing more than half.

* * * * * * *
June 2, 2016 - Thursday

Nothing specific it will be a catch-up day.

This is Joshua's actual graduation day in Utah.  His class has 10 valedictorians so there were try-outs to see who would speak.  Josh chose not to try out.

June 3, 2016 - Friday

We did family history with Kathleen Hedberg at our home from 10:00 - Noon.
Walt has physical therapy at 10:00 and they didn't have any other openings, so I will work with Kathleen the first hour, then Walt will finish on his Petersen/Olson line in Sweden. Kathleen has this line back to the 1700s for him.

June 4, 2016 - Saturday

Walt had a busy morning cutting away the tulips to get ready to plant geraniums in that spot this year.
Walt had me take a photo of the "wild rose bush start" we brought back from the Flying 'B' Rance one summer.  Now it's spreading along the south fence.
I tried to get a close up with the bees on several of the roses.
We saw in today's newspaper that there is a 90th birthday Open House for Charles Clark in Rupert at his home from 1:00 to 5:00. 

It was great to see Charles and Renae Clark.
Charles 90th birthday was actually May 31, but his Open House was today.
Renae was also happy to see "her doctor" and said several times that she wishes he had not retired.  I just found out today that she is the younger sister of Joe Gillette.
Then one of their sons--Tom--came to show Walt his thumb that "Dr. Petersen" sewed up on his 14th birthday after he had shot it off while rabbit hunting with his Dad and others.
Ted (who is Walt's University of Idaho roommate and good friend; best man at his wedding) and Sharon Gillette drove from Paradise, Utah to wish their "Uncle Charles" a Happy 90th Birthday. (I guess I didn't get a photo of them.)  Sharon took this photo of us with Elden and Picolla Wood.
We loved seeing Charles...
...and Renae and several other friends...
The Clarks have flowers and plants everywhere...
Their garage door had a colorful "Happy Birthday, Charles" message.
I loved these Alium (?sp). Renae said we could get a start from her.

It was the start of fast day--sunset to sunset.

Toward early evening, our home teacher, Eric Pearce, came to carry our air conditioners in from the storage.  Walt had him put the bigger one in the kitchen this year.
It's saying tomorrow (Sunday) may break  a record for June 5 hitting 94.  We are so thankful for Eric coming to help us having the air conditioning going.
We've had a great week. Hope you have, too.

Here's a real blast from the past - August 1960
Walt and me the weekend we got pinned.
"Pinned = a guy giving his girl his fraternity pin which meant you were 'engaged to become engaged'."

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