Friday, September 23, 2016

Traces of Time . . . Week of September 12-18, 2016

Traces of Time . . .
This week 
~ September 12, 2016 
September 18, 2016
in IDAHO ~

And now it's on to  A U T U M N...

Monday - September 12, 2016 

J Driving home from Utah, we went through Willard and Perry and bought peaches at the Pettingill Fruit Stand.  At the Grammy's Fruit Stand we bought some Elberta peaches, but they were green and very bruised and didn't can very well later in the week.

I got home for a quarterly appointment with my allergist, Dr. Wickern.  My chronic allergy cough is diminishing a little from the three prescriptions he has me on: Singular, Pepcid, and Omeprasol.  I also use an inhaler before I'm going to be in a crowd.  I'm allergic to all the perfumes and cologns.

For family home evening, we studied together.

Tuesday - September 13, 2016

Walt had an appointment with his cardiologist, Troy Badger, D.O., who comes from Twin Falls to Burley each Tuesday. He is from Dr. Reed Harris's office, who began his three years as a mission president in the Chile ____________ Mission which is near the Andes Mountain of Aconagua.
Dr. Badger said Walt's heart sounds great and he doesn't need to be checked for another year.
We drove home via the river, which we don't go by nearly often enough to feel of its serenity and beauty.

LaRae Crane and I did our visiting teaching this afternoon to Cindy, Karen, and Debra.  Each month is a special lesson with this one entitled: "Parenthood is a Sacred Duty."  
I made a handout with this quote from the lesson:
I also typed this quote from the lesson:
If we faithfully have
family prayer,
scripture study,
family home evening,
priesthood blessings,
and Sabbath day observance,
our children will . . .
be prepared for an eternal home in heaven
regardless of what befalls them in a difficult world.”
      --Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

I didn't take any photos while we were doing our visiting teaching today, but here's a photo from last December of the three gals we visit teach: Debbie is in the burgundy shirt.  She had to leave to get back to work before we got the group photo....shown after this photo.

Here is the photo from last December at the Chritmas luncheon LaRae hosted at her home that shows the other two gals we visit teach.
L-R: Chris, who is the V.T. for LaRae; Cindy, whom we visit teach; Lori, who is also LaRae's visiting teacher; Karen, whom we visit teach, and LaRae.

That evening I rode with Bonnie, along with LaRae and Karen to a Regional Relief Society Fireside with featured speakers Susan Easton Black and George Durrant.  This is the first time I knew that George Durrant and Susan, who had each lost their spouses, had married four years ago.

Brother Durrant talked for a few minutes at the beginning and had everyone laughing.  Yes, he is the father of Devan Durrant who played basketball for BYU, and is now a General Authority.

Then Susan Easton Black, who has written 160 books which equals 90,000 pages in print.  She is the Church's expert on the Prophet Joseph Smith.  She and Brother Durrant both began teaching in the Religion Department of BYU in 1976, adding, who would have ever guessed that 38 years later we would be married to each other.

Sister Susan Easton Black Durrant spoke about "Famous Latter-day Saint Women."
I didn't realize there were so many--citing various categories at make one famous: On your own merits or talents, being married to a famous person; being the daughter of a famous person; being in a general presidency calling, being outstanding in your specific race, being a politician, singer, artist, writer, actress, model, beauty queen...and the list goes on.

Some of the women I remember she had on her list are: Emma Smith, Mary Fielding Smith, Lucy Mack Smith, Jane Manning, Susa Young Gates, Belle Spafford, 
amanda Barnes Smith, Mary Field Garner, Coleen Hutchins, Minerva Teichert, Liz Lemon Swindle, Laraine Day, Edwina Booth, Marie Osmond, Gladys Knight, Janice Kapp Perry, Ivy Baker Priest, Olene Walker, Martha Cannon, Stephanie Meyer, Juanita Brooks, Patty Session, Karen Ashton, Ettie Lee....

At the end of the day, Sister Durrant concluded.  
We are each famous 

to our own children, 

our husband, 

our parents 

and siblings,

our extended family.  

We were each chosen 

to come to earth


 "such a time as this," 

and we should

"Choose Ye This Day!"

Wednesday - September 14, 2016

We drove to Twin Falls early this morning to do the sealing session with our Burley 3rd Ward High Priests' Group. Then we rendezvoused with Walt's brother and wife, Dale and Connie to do the 1:00 endowment session.
We took photos of each couple today... and we got a rare smile out of Walt (who is self conscious about his front teeth having a gap, so he doesn't like to smile in photos).

It was Dale's turn to choose where to have lunch.  He chose the Outback, but when we got there at 3:30, it didn't open until 4:00, so we went next door to the Italian Restaurant...
Dale and I got lasagne, Connie chicken primavera, and Walt a half-club sandwich.  The lasagne was good, but not as good as Maxie's.

Thursday - September 15, 2016 

We had a great serendipity today when DeeLon...who I think just goes by Dee now, came by to see us.  He was one of Walt's Aaronic Priesthood boys in the 1970s when Walt was bishop of the Burley Seventh Ward from May 1970 to March 1976.
It was so fun catching up with DeeLon and Bonnie's three years in Brazil and now their being back in the states, currently living in the Provo area.
We love to see these young men grown now with eternal sweethearts and children.
I didn't realize DeeLon is so much taller than Walt.

This evening was our kick-off-the-new-season of our Serendipity Book Club with a salad-rolls-dessert garden buffet at our new president's home.

Here is our new presidency for the 2016-2017 year:
Left to right: Jennie Egbert, secretary; Bonnie Fronk, president; and Carol Cheney, vice president.

Bonnie has such a beautiful back yard and always has gorgeous table settings.
Bonnie made the chicken salad, Carol special ordered the Crossaints, and Jennie made a fluffy Pistachio dessert.  Everything was delicious.
Here are Judy, Ilene, and Bonnie H.
Ilene always makes sure to get a photo of me, since she thinks that I'm hardly in any of the photos because I'm the one with the camera.
Which of these two photos turned out the best?"
Here's the dessert Jennie brought.  Bonnie collects fancy dessert plates wherever they travel to. Each one is so charming!

Susan sent this wonderful photo of her table:

Here's that same table from a different angle.

Here are a few more photos.
It had been cool all day, but was okay for being outside until we'd been there about an hour. Then we were ready to go inside for the program.

The ambiance of all the beautiful flowers and greenery are always a delightful experience in the Fronk's back yard. Bonnie works very hard all summer in keeping everything in shape.
What a privilege it was to have Susan Young share with us the experience she and Paul had when they were asked to go to Salt Lake City for an interview with President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Next  to finish narrative on photos tomorrow
Next this one looks blury
trying not to miss anyone
Next Last of the photos to choose from

Friday - September 16, 2016

Finished up the canning today...

Walt helps so much with the canning...I couldn't do it without him!
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Another serendipity to have Val Robins and his daughter Cami (visiting here from Colorado or is it Texas) take Gloria out to lunch at Stevo's for her birthday.  
Lunch with Ross and Karen Taylor from Salt Lake City where they moved 12 years ago.
Now with me with Ross and Karen...

Saturday - September 17, 2016

next  The beautiful bride, Ingrid Hansen and the handsome groom, Robert Smallman II.
Ross and Karen Taylor drove from Utah to honor the Hansen family, whom they were neighbors to for many years. They just moved to Utah 12 years ago  (2004), and we all still miss them.
Walt and Eileen
Kirk and Liisa Craner, and Cindy Young.  Kirk is a new high councilor from our ward.  Cindy is our new ward primary president.
Those authentic Danish pastries on the left were baked that same day by Chris Kemp.  She takes orders all during the week for anyone who would like to buy some.
Walt greets Ken and Bonnie Fronk, and David Hansen's sister.  She reminded Walt of how much her father, Rodney Hansen loved Dr. Petersen.
We are still seeing friends we haven't seen since we got back November 2014 from three years serving in the San Salvador El Salvador Temple.
Friends from the Star Wards--Jeff and Rebecca Harris and oters.
Helen and her baby, who is dressed in the wedding colors.
Many neighbors and friends came to their beautifully decorated back yard. 
Neighbors Dave and Marilyn Gibbons, Steve and Sherry Ormond.

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Sunday - September 18, 2016

Guess who does not look 80!? Evelyn Harrell!
Her daughter, Kim and husband, surprised Evelyn by flying
the two daughters and one son, and one of her grandson's in to Burley from California and Arizona.
It was so fun for the 30-40 guests to sing "Happy Birthday" as Kim and husband drove Evelyn up to her home for the SURPRISE.


We pray you have had a peaceful and restful Sabbath Day.
Learn more about Joseph Smith and The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  It will be a good thing!

We testify that...
Heavenly Father lives and loves each one of us.
Jesus Christ is our Redeemer and Savior.
Joseph Smith is the Prophet of the Restoration.
Thomas S. Monson is the Living Prophet on the Earth today fore the whole earth.
The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
The Bible is the Testament of Jesus Christ.

These truths we share with you on this Sabbath Day - September 18, 2016.
Walt and Eileen Petersen - Burley, I D A H O
(Now I'm just one week behind.)

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