Friday, May 12, 2017

Traces of Time . . . May 8-14, 2017

Traces of Time . . . 
Happy May
This week 
May 8, 2017
May 14, 2017

March April May

I've got the narration -- now I need to add the photos.
Hopefully on Monday....
Hope you have had a good week, too.

Monday - May 8, 2017 - 

Walt started a new physical therapy regimen that his neurosurgeon, Dr. Charles C. Rich in Salt Lake, prescribed for him to do for his on-going back problems.  

His orthopedic surgeon here in Burley recommended that he try the Wright Physical Therapy Clinic.  Walt was very impressed on his first full work-out this morning from 7:00-8:00.  Last Friday they had gone over his needs and determined what he should do.

No walking at the Oregon Trail Recreation Center gym this week while Walt gets his hew physical therapy regimen all scheduled out.

At 11:00 we went to the Viewing/Visitation for Helen McMurray at our Burley Third Ward Relief Society Room.  It was good to see Helen's five daughters again:  Tamara Evans, Wendy Granata ______(I never remember her current husband's name), Ilene Kushna, Catherine "Cathi," and Cynthia Wand.

A lot of their local friends came, which was very heart-warming to see.  

It was very tender when the five daughters joined hands in a circle as Wendy gave the family prayer.

The ward Relief Society sisters then served them lunch before they went out to the Pleasant View Cemetery at 2:00... prayer.
...where Tamara's husband, Richard Evans, gave the dedicatory prayer.
After he dedicated the grave by the authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood, he asked that it be protected from the elements and added that it would be a sacred spot for the family to come to remember Helen. [And, of course, to remember their father, Wendell, also.]

He ended with some special words about the Savior "who opened the door for us all to be resurrected."  We had not heard it said in quite that way before.  Walt and I liked that thought a lot.
The casket was then lowered into the grave.  This was a very tender time with this outstanding family.
Helen Clark Ashby McMurray was certainly an elect lady whom we have all been blessed to know.  She will be missed by her family and many others.

For family home evening Walt had us take turns reading each paragraph in "The Living Christ."  I will put a copy of it with our Sunday post for May 14.

Tuesday - May 9, 2017 

I drove to Twin for our 2:00 planning meeting for our Wendell High School 60-year planning meeting. There were just three of us who were able to come, in addition to Dale: Beverly B. Mason drove from Nampa, Barbara P. Frith came from Filer, and me from Burley.

We mostly discussed who we've been able to contact so far and how to contact those we haven't found yet.  So far there are 17 coming and 4 maybes for the Sept. 15-16 gathering.

Dale proposed that we may need to change from the Turf Club, which has a cover charge of $150 to Maxie's Tomatos which has no cover charge.

As I was driving back to Burley, I couldn't believe that I forgot to take a photo of us.  We are meeting again Aug. 1.

Wednesday - May 10, 2017 - 

Walt did physical therapy from 8:00-9:00 so he barely had time to shower and be ready for us to leave for the temple at 9:30. Every second Wed we do the sealing session with our Burley 3rd Ward High Priest group.  Then we do a 1:00 endowment session.

Dale and Connie were not able to come to the temple today.
After our session we ate at Maxie's Tomatos.  Walt had Chicken Fettucini and I had lasagna...surprise.

We had to pick up some things at Costco, along with having my hearing aids checked there.  We finally got our expired membership renewed.

Before I finished picking up what we needed, Walt went to sit down, and talked with our friends from Wendell, Jim and Lucile Campbell.  When I checked out and found him, he teasingly said: "If you hadn't been so busy shopping, you could have seen and talked with our friends, too."

Thursday - May 11, 2017 

This was a busy afternoon. It was our last Burley Library Book Club for this season. Sydna Keeting reviewed The Forgotten Kennedy about Rosemary Kennedy.  She did a great job.  Just Kathryn Hall, Kathleen Hedberg, and I were the only ones who were able to attend.  We begin again in September.

Then LaRae Crane picked me up for visiting teaching at three o'clock.  We love visiting Debra, Karen, and Cindy.

This evening was our closing social supper at the home of Bonnie Hansen for our Serendipity Book Club.  Bonnie Fronk, the president this year prepared pulled pork--with the help of her two daughters, Heather and Vicki (who is here from Kentucky for Mother's Day). The tortillas, beans, chips, avacado, lettuce, olives, dressing were furnished by the rest of the club members.   It made a delicious "Café Rio-like salad."  For dessert, Marilyn Gibbons brought home-made strawberry pie.  It was all very delicious!

For the program, each one of us gave a 3-minute quick review of a book we've read or want to read.  In addition, Diana Baker, just back from a mission to Africa with her husband shared some highlights of their adventures there.

Some of the books reviewed were: 
Eileen Petersen - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.

Gladys Harrison - Washington L

Susan Young - Biography of Henry B. Eyring - 

Karma Lambert - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Karen Robins who has gotten interested in World War II - Broken, Flags of Our Fathers, Fly Boys by James Brady, The Lila Girls, The Zoo Keeper' Wife by Labinsky and Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O'Reilly

June Tilley - Dionsaures

We then had supper, and when we returned resumed the book reviews.

Marilyn Gibbons - The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokow

Terri Smith - Eyes by Ardyth G. Kapp
 "The farther back we look the further ahead we see."

Gladys shared this quote: "Ye left me and I lift thee and we ascend together."

Jennie Egbert - Through the Window of Life by Susan Freeman

G'lenn Bloxham - The Orphan Keeper by Cameron Wright

Delores Green - The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright

Elaine Anderson - The Walk by Richard Call

Judy Ward - Earth by Eric N. Skousen, PhD.

Bonnie Hansen - A Thousand Miles to Freedom by Yun Son Kim; Prelude to Glory by Ron Carter How God has his hand in our great country and our destiny.  Thou Shalt Prosper by Daniel Lacin about the Jews

Bonnie Fronk - All the Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (who lives in Boise)

Diana Baker - The God Seed by M Kathryn Thomas; Wilford Woodruff's Witness by         ; The Inevitable Apostacy  by Tad Callister; and The Great Apostay by Talmage.

Gladys Harrison, recently back from a CES mission with her husband in Washington, shared an Idaho Spud candy bar with each one.

In closing, Bonnie Fronk, our outgoing president, had a nice plant of mums for each one.  We also thank Carol Cheney, vice president (who was out of town), and Jennie Egbert, secretary.

The new presidency for the 2017-2018 year, chosen alphabetically will be Marilyn Gibbons, Delores Green, and Bonnie Hansen.  They will decide among themselves who will be president, vice president, and secretary.

It has been a great year -- September 2016 to May 2017 with these dear Serendipity Book and Study Club friends.

The 16 of our 20 members who were able to attend tonight were:Bonnie Fronk, Jennie Egbert, 

Friday - May 12, 2017 - 


Saturday - May 13, 2017 


Sunday - May 14, 2017  Mother's Day

For our testimony at the end of this Mother's Day Sabbath, we say we believe all that The First Presidency and The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have declared about Jesus Christ on January 1, 2000 as follows:

The following document was declared on January 1, 2000:
The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
As we commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ two millennia ago, we offer our testimony of the reality of His matchless life and the infinite virtue of His great atoning sacrifice. None other has had so profound an influence upon all who have lived and will yet live upon the earth.
He was the Great Jehovah of the Old Testament, the Messiah of the New. Under the direction of His Father, He was the creator of the earth. “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:3). Though sinless, He was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. He “went about doing good” (Acts 10:38), yet was despised for it. His gospel was a message of peace and goodwill. He entreated all to follow His example. He walked the roads of Palestine, healing the sick, causing the blind to see, and raising the dead. He taught the truths of eternity, the reality of our premortal existence, the purpose of our life on earth, and the potential for the sons and daughters of God in the life to come.
He instituted the sacrament as a reminder of His great atoning sacrifice. He was arrested and condemned on spurious charges, convicted to satisfy a mob, and sentenced to die on Calvary’s cross. He gave His life to atone for the sins of all mankind. His was a great vicarious gift in behalf of all who would ever live upon the earth.
We solemnly testify that His life, which is central to all human history, neither began in Bethlehem nor concluded on Calvary. He was the Firstborn of the Father, the Only Begotten Son in the flesh, the Redeemer of the world.
He rose from the grave to “become the firstfruits of them that slept” (1 Cor. 15:20). As Risen Lord, He visited among those He had loved in life. He also ministered among His “other sheep” (John 10:16) in ancient America. In the modern world, He and His Father appeared to the boy Joseph Smith, ushering in the long-promised “dispensation of the fulness of times” (Eph. 1:10).
Of the Living Christ, the Prophet Joseph wrote: “His eyes were as a flame of fire; the hair of his head was white like the pure snow; his countenance shone above the brightness of the sun; and his voice was as the sound of the rushing of great waters, even the voice of Jehovah, saying:
“I am the first and the last; I am he who liveth, I am he who was slain; I am your advocate with the Father” (D&C 110:3–4).
Of Him the Prophet also declared: “And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!
“For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father—
“That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God” (D&C 76:22–24).
We declare in words of solemnity that His priesthood and His Church have been restored upon the earth—“built upon the foundation of … apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone” (Eph. 2:20).
We testify that He will someday return to earth. “And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together” (Isa. 40:5). He will rule as King of Kings and reign as Lord of Lords, and every knee shall bend and every tongue shall speak in worship before Him. Each of us will stand to be judged of Him according to our works and the desires of our hearts.
We bear testimony, as His duly ordained Apostles—that Jesus is the Living Christ, the immortal Son of God. He is the great King Immanuel, who stands today on the right hand of His Father. He is the light, the life, and the hope of the world. His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come. God be thanked for the matchless gift of His divine Son.
January 1, 2000
The signatures are by the living Apostles as of January 1, 2000.

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