Thursday, August 25, 2016

Traces of Time . . . August 22-28, 2016

Traces of Time . . .
This week 
~ August 22, 2016 
August 28, 2016
in IDAHO ~

How do these Spring and Summer months 
zoom by so quickly? 

Monday - August 22, 2016

 We went to the funeral of Beulah Hanks who grew up in View, then married Phillip Hanks and they raised their family on a ranch in Star Ward area. 

Tuesday - August 23, 2016

Walt is getting excited about a trip that Steve proposed when he was with us last Friday, which he is calling the "Vandal Legacy Tour", to drive  up to northern Idaho to Moscow where Walt graduated from June 1959 in pre-med.  

Gary also wants to go, and they are asking any of the other siblings to join us who would be able to go.  He is thinking October would be the best time to plan for.

I asked Walt to get me his University of Idaho annual "The Gem of the Mountains" for his last two years there, but he couldn't find them. We both remember looking at them--we think during the past year and 10 months since we've returned from El Salvador.  So we looked everywhere we could think of--but haven't found them.

Any one all this looking ended up with a more organizing of our office-den.

At 2:15 the "scammers" called me on the telephone.  The man with the accent asked if everything was working okay on the computer.  I told him it was.  I also told him that our computer man said that he did not represent a real company.
"What??" he asked
(I told Walt it was the scammers calling, and Walt told me to just hang up, which I did.)

They called right back, and I just clicked the "off" button.
I then called the police and they sent a lady policeman to come to our home to fill out a report about them.

We'll see what happens from here.

Aaron Larson did a "team viewer" to help with my computer and removed the scammers icons from my screen.  He checked out everything and said it looked okay.

He is also coming sometime this week to check it in person.

Wednesday - August 24, 2016

We rendezvoused with Dale and Connie at the Twin Falls Temple today to do the 3:00 session.
Connie took this photo with me in it.

For my turn to choose where to go to dinner, I chose "Norm's Family Dining."
A year or so ago, it got the top award for best "Mom 'n Pop" place.  Their specialty is chicken fried steak, which Dale and I ordered.  It did not disappoint.  Walt got breaded veal cutlet and Connie got trout grilled without any breading.
Everyone was satisfied with their choices!
I had been hankering for a piece of pie since no one at the Cassia County Fair last week had pie.  So Walt and I shared a piece of chocolate cream pie.
Since 2nd Avenue South by Norm's went straight east to the old highway back to Burley, we drove that route back home.
We stopped to check out the Caldron Linn historical marker.
It said "Linn" meant waterfall.
During the Spring runoff this is quite the sight. Toward the end of summer it's not so spectacular but still interesting.
It's hard to find but we have gone there about three times.
This map pin points where it is.
Well, this overall view might be clearer.
Walt said as he drove over to Burley: "I like this car more and more."
We like driving on the old Highway 30 by the farm lands. Walt tried to get a photo of the South Hills, but they barely show on the horizon.
Most of the crops have been or are about ready to harvest.
We enjoyed a quiet night when we got back to Burley.

Thursday - August 25, 2016

Walt's high priest leader, David Hansen, called this morning to say our stake is doing a mock disaster drill and asked him to call each of his home teaching families and report back before 6:00 this evening.
(Later we found out that 50% of the ward was able to be contacted.  I guess 30% do not have telephones or current addresses.)

Friday - August 26, 2016

Today we celebrate two birthdays in our family.
Jen is 42 years old today.  She is always so busy with her seven children.  Here's Jen & Jerry.
Happy Birthday to Jen - August 26 -- 42 today.

 Their schools begin the day after Labor Day, so they're still busy school shopping.
Seth & Sarah are in 9th grade, which is in the high school.
Ben in

And it's also Dale C. Petersen's birthday - 77 today.
He is Walt's brother.
Happy Birthday to Dale.

Saturday - August 27, 2016
At the funeral for Elaine Fowles, Walt got to talk with his best friend from their Wendell High School Class of 1952--Rulon Chandler. 
Rulon and Carolyn had been serving in the New York Palmyra Mission the same time.  Neil and Donna Chandler Anderson are on the right.  Donna is Rulon's sister.
Yes, we were all friends in Wendell.
Connie came over because her daughter Lori Hess Robins had been best friends with Becky Fowles Taylor at Burley High School.  Our David was also in Becky's class.
I'm sad I didn't get a photo of Becky.  She's even cuter than she was in high school and still has that sparkly personality.
We went to the burial at the Pleasant View Cemetery here in town.
This is a tender tradition when the casket bearers--usually sons and/or grandsons put their flowers on the casket.
Bob Ward who is Elaine's brother from Almo, walks with a cane and has a hard time getting around.  He was sitting in one of the chairs. Bob' wife, Nancy, had Walt talk with her daughter and son, whom Walt had delivered.  Steve, on the left, is the son, who as a teenager was in that motorcycle accident that took his leg off.
He is the one running their big ranch at Almo now.  Debra lives in Draper by the temple.
Ilene Mai and June Tilley--both widows, too, were best friends with Elaine in going to concerts, plays, and many social events plus doing much service together.  Ilene and Elaine were both volunteers at the hospital on Mondays.
Ilene Mai is always so attentive to be sure she gets me in a photo so that we will have some photos of me.

Sunday - August 28, 2016

Partaking of the Sacrament each Sunday renews our covenant of baptism and gives us a fresh start.

As the Sacrament prayers say 

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