Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Traces of Time . . . December 11-17, 2017

Traces of Time . . .                                                                                                             THIS WEEK 

DECEMBER 11, 2017 
DECEMBER 17, 2017


Monday, December 11, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017


I'm "79"

...oh No...Next year I'll be "80"

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Traces of Time . . . December 4-10, 2017

Traces of Time . . .                                                                                                             THIS WEEK 

DECEMBER 4, 2017 
DECEMBER 10, 2017


Monday, December 4, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017sd

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Traces of Time . . . November 27 to December 3, 2017

Traces of Time . . .                                                                                            For Nov 20-26...scroll down thru this week to the week before.                                                           

This week 
November 27, 2017 
December 3, 2017

Autumn to beginning of the

Winter months...

End of 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Day in Nashville

"A delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load!"
New York Daily News

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Walt and Eileen Petersen Family
Birthdays December 2017

 Birthdays: 2017

Dec.  4 - Heidi “21”
Dec.  7 - Anna “17”
Dec. 12 - Steve “51”
Dec. 14 - Cortney “24”                                                                                                         
Dec. 15 - Eileen “79” … No! Too close to “80.” 
Dec. 17 – Slate - 21                                                
Dec. 22 - Jacee “15”
Dec. 22 - Olivia “Liv”– “20”
Dec. 30 - Joshua “20”

Birthdays Past…Parents and Grandparents
Dec.   8, 1912 Grampa A–Arnold G. Albertson age 69 at death; 105 years since his birth
Dec. 10, 1882 Grama Rie – Maria Smith Prescott age 87 at death; 135 years since her birth
Dec. 20, 1907 Grampa Ray-Raymond O. Petersen age 62 at death; 110 years since his birth

Friday, December 1, 2017

On Friday mornings--when we're in town--
Kathleen Hedberg comes to our home'
and helps us with family history for two hours. Here's a photo of us from 1995.

in San Salvador 3 years ago...

Here's Janie and Shawn with
Amy and Daniel in Guatemala City
with us in 2006.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

We drove to Utah Valley this morning today
to see Jacee and Maddie perform in
the BYU Youth Dancesport Winter Showcase
titled: "It's the Most 
Wonderful Time
of the Year."
Other family members who came
to the 3:00 performance...
Front row, l-r: Jackson Maddie Jacee, Grampa, Grama.
Second row: John, a friend, Anna, Gary.
Back row: David

Julie is one of he eight directorsd.
She's over the Pre-Teen A--
which is the team Maddie is on.
She was helping back stage the whole time.

Jacee has great stage presence.
She was in a lot of numbers.

Maddie was fun to watch.
She was also in a lot of the numbers.

Some of the dance numbers...
I took a lot of photos but had
to delete a lot of them
because they were blurry
from the fast dancing.

We were with Gary...
Always love being with family...

After we got back, Gary drove
us up to Southtowne to see the
Christmas tree that Isaac's 
6th grade class
decorated for
The Festival of Trees... 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Traces of Time . . . November 20-26, 2017

Traces of Time . . .                                                                                            For Nov 13-19...scroll down thru this week to the week before. I did a week ahead because we will be in Tennessee for part of the Thanksgiving week and I won't be blogging.

This week 
November 20, 2017 
November 26, 2017


Monday, November 20, 2017

Dad/Grampa's choice for the
Sibling Book Club for December:

Gandhi: An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments With Truth 

by Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi  


Narrator: Bill WallacePublisher: Blackstone Audio
Format: Unabridged AudiobookDelivery: 
Instant DownloadAudio Length: 18.75 hoursRelease
Date: April 2010
ISBN: 9781455198023


Paperback – November 1, 1993
“My purpose," Mahatma Gandhi writes of this book, "is to describe experiments in the science of Satyagraha, not to say how good I am." Satyagraha, Gandhi's nonviolent protest movement (satya = true, agraha = firmness), came to stand, like its creator, as a moral principle and a rallying cry; the principle was truth and the cry freedom. The life of Gandhi has given fire and fiber to freedom fighters and to the untouchables of the world: hagiographers and patriots have capitalized on Mahatma myths. Yet Gandhi writes: "Often the title [Mahatma, Great Soul] has deeply pained me. . . . But I should certainly like to narrate my experiments in the spiritual field which are known only to myself, and from which I have derived such power as I possess for working in the political field." 
Clearly, Gandhi never renounced the world; he was neither pacifist nor cult guru. Who was Gandhi? In the midst of resurging interest in the man who freed India, inspired the American Civil Rights Movement, and is revered, respected, and misunderstood all over the world, the time is proper to listen to Gandhi himself — in his own words, his own "confessions," his autobiography. 
Native name
મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
2 October 1869
PorbandarPorbandar StateKathiawar AgencyBombay PresidencyBritish India[1]
Gujarat, India)
30 January 1948 (aged 78)
New DelhiDelhiDominion of India (present-day India)
Cause of death
Resting place
Raj GhatDelhi, India
Other names
Mahatma Gandhi, Bapu ji, Gandhi ji
Alma mater
·         Lawyer
·         Politician
·         Activist
·         Writer
Known for
Political party
Kasturba Gandhi (m. 1883;d. 1944)
·         Harilal
·         Manilal
·         Ramdas
·         Devdas
·         Karamchand Gandhi (father)
·         Putlibai Gandhi (mother)
Mohandas K. Gandhi signature.svg
Mahātmā Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (/ˈɡɑːndi, ˈɡæn-/;[3] Hindustani: [ˈmoːɦənd̪aːs ˈkərəmtʃənd̪ ˈɡaːnd̪ʱi] (About this sound listen); 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the leader of the Indian independence movementagainst British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā (Sanskrit: "high-souled", "venerable")[4]—applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa[5]—is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu ji (Gujarati: endearment for father,[6] papa[6][7]) and Gandhi ji. He is unofficially called the Father of the Nation.[8][9]

Another choice Dad/Grampa considered is:
 Churchill - The Prophetic Statesman 
by James Humes - Audio book is 6 hours 12 minutes.

Overview of this week: Mon and Tues -- We'll get some things done then Wed will drive back to
            Gary's to get ready for Thanksgiving dinner the next day.
              We're looking forward to having Janice and Jeff
                come to dinner with us, along with Cortney and Kimble.
                   (Steve and Natalie are driving Carter to San Diego for his
                       league soccer tourney the Fri and Sat after Thanksgiving.)

Then Fri, Nov. 24 Brian is flying us to Tennessee to visit with them until
                the next Tues, Nov. 28.  They are having their Thanksgiving dinner
                on Sat, Nov. 25 when they will have their kids all together.
                    We are looking forward to being with them.

                    We feel blessed and loved.
                      We are thankful for each one of you.
Dad & Mom / Grampa 'n Grama / Uncle and Aunt / Walt and Eileen

We had a great family home evening at 
the home of Dave and Marilyn Gibbons.
They served tacos.

These 17 were able to come...
Front--Walt and Eileen;
Back--Dan, Bonnie, George, Jacque, Ken, 
G'lenn, Scott, Marilyn Dave, Gary, Colleen,
Sherry, Steve, Ken.
This is the photo with the other Bonnie.
For privacy, I am not putting the last names.

We thank Dave and Marilyn for being 
a great host and hostess.
The lesson on 
The Savior and His Atonement was outstanding.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

We baked two apples pies.
Then we drove to Utah to Gary's home
to get ready for Thanksgiving day there.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

We are with Gary in Pleasant Grove preparing
dinner for five. 
We are excited to have my sister, 
Janice and Jeff come.

T U R K E Y   T I P S
How Much Turkey Per Person?
Order roughly 1.25 pounds of turkey per guest—so, for example, a 12- to 13-pound bird to feed a party of 9—so everyone can get their fill and have some leftovers, too. If you want lots of leftovers, order 1.5 pounds per guest.

What Temperature to Cook a Turkey

Set your oven to 325°F to cook your bird evenly. The total cook time will depend on the size of your turkey, so let a meat thermometer be the ultimate judge. Your turkey is cooked when the breast meat reaches 170°F and the thighs reaches 180°F.
After it's done, allow the bird to rest for at 20 least minutes before carving. This is the perfect time to use the o

Friday, November 24, 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017

We will be in Tennessee. 
Sunday, November 26, 2017
We will be in Tennessee.