Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Traces of Time . . . March 27-April 2, 2017

Traces of Time . . . 
Happy Month of Spring
This week 
March 27, 2017
April 2, 2017

End of Winter
Beginning of Spring
March April May

Monday - March 27, 2017

Today we 

Tuesday - March 28, 2017

Today we went to the CSI walking class, then to Institute, being taught from the new lesson manual Teachings of the Living Prophets, Lesson 1: "Our Need For Living Prophets" taught by Nancy Blauer. These are two stand-out quotes from today:

"we require a living tree--a living fountain--living intelligence, proceeding from the living priesthood in heaven, through the living priesthood on the earth..."

"...it always required new revelations, adapted to the peculiar circumstances in which the churches or individuals were placed..."

One more:
"...a former justice of the Supreme Court of England...said about living prophets on the earth: "If what you have told me is true, it is the greatest message that has come to this earth since the angels announced the birth of Christ." --Conference Report, Oct. 1967, 118, 120.

It is true!

This evening was another great Stake High Priests' Dinner.  Jeff Rasmussen, did a great job being the high councilor over it this year.  About a month ago he had asked Walt to speak about Burley Stake being divided and Burley Idaho West Stake being formed in May 1983.  

Walt was so nervous about speaking because of his bouts of having his mind go blank in mid-sentence since his open heart surgery (March 19, 2014).

He worked on this more than any other talk he has given since we were married--almost 56 years ago.  I told him the Lord would come through for him as He has done for him in his many other talks.  However, he was still so scared that he had me come up and sit by him to prompt him if his mind did so blank.

He gave a great talk.  He did lose the word he wanted a few times, but I was able to give him a prompt and he could go right on.

I was sitting by him in a chair, but at the end when he said some nice things about me, he had me stand up beside him.

Several said to Walt after: "It was so wonderful to hear you speak again to us!"

And, of course, President Paul Young and President Chad Jones gave very inspirational talks also--as we knew they would.  Each of these past and current stake presidents spoke 14 minutes each.  But with wonderful musical numbers* in between, it all went by very quickly and most everyone got home before nine o'clock (except those who helped put everything away and clean up).  

Chris Kemp and (Bench gal) sang two sweet songs:
"Whenever I Feel Afraid"
and "I Am Homeward Bound"
And any time Jeff Rasmussen is the piano accompanist,
everything is better.
Chris's son, Peter Kemp, learned how to play the ukulele on his mission in Norway, and played and sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

President Jones thought there were close to 300 in attendance.

We learned that President Joe and Sister Sherre Sagers return from their mission in North Carolina on April 10.  Rollo and Gladys Harrison just returned from their CES mission last Thursday and were there tonight.  And Mark and LeAnn Fillmore will return from their Guatemala Mission in April, also.

Wednesday - March 29, 2017

Today we 

Thursday - March 30, 2017

Today we 

Friday - March 31, 2017

Today we l

Saturday - April 1, 2017

We are anxious to be taught at the feet of our living Prophets and Apostles, and the Quorum of the Seventy.
General Conference - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Sessions 10:00-Noon and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00; Priesthood Session 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Final Four of the NCAA = National Collegiate Athletic Association...
aka March Madness.

Sunday - April 2, 2017

General Conference

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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

Traces of Time . . . 
Happy Month of Spring
This week 
March 20, 2017
March 26, 2017

End of Winter
Beginning of Spring
March April May

Monday - March 20, 2017

Today we left in the early afternoon to go to the wedding reception of my sister's grandson, Andrew J. Hacking.  They were married at the Highland Gardens wedding/reception center.  There was a charming outdoor marque announcing their big day:

"I do," and "I do."
The new Mr. and Mrs. Hacking--

Andrew and Kassidy.

Carl and Vickie - parents of the groom.
Janice's daughter and husband.
The wedding line...
on the left by Carl and Vickie are
Jasmine and her husband Jonathan,
and I think Hailey, but I don't know if
that is Hunter on the left end or not.
 My sister, Janice, and me.
 Gary, Walt, and Eileen.
 Cute gal that Matt is dating at BYU,
Michaella.  He is the son of Janice's
oldest son, Scott and Melissa Robertson.
They have lived in Austin, Texas, for 17 years.
 It was a festive wedding reception.
 And their car was decorated for a
"Just Married" couple.

Tuesday - March 21, 2017

We spent Tuesday morning with Julie and Riggs and then left for Idaho after we had lunch with them.  Rigdon seems to get taller everytime we go to Utah.
 We still had green on for the St. Patrick's Day month.

We got home about five o'clock.

Wednesday - March 22, 2017

Today we rendezvoused with Dale and Connie for the 3:00 session at the Twin Falls Temple.
Connie took a photo with me in it.
Walt chose Perkins to go to for dinner.
I did something I've wanted to do for a long time--
I had a piece of pie before my entree.
You can see Connie's healthy salad in the background.
(Now I've got it out of my system and I can
return to making more healthy choices.)
Then I ate half of my turkey dinner,
and took the other half home which
was enough for Walt and me the next day.
Walt had a half ham 'n cheese sandwich with fruit.
He most always makes healthy choices.
We love our weekly temple sessions
with Dale and Connie.
We started this tradition back on
April 15, 2015 -- so almost two years ago.


Thursday - March 23, 2017



Friday - March 24, 2017



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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Traces of Time . . .March 13-19, 2017

Traces of Time . . . Happy Month of Spring
This week 
March 13, 2017
March 19, 2017

End of Winter
Beginning of Spring
March April May

Monday - March 13, 2017

Monday morning, never did get the heart to start this week's blog post after I'd lost all of last week's.

So I'll just do the outline for this week and work at it later.

Tuesday - March 14, 2017



Wednesday - March 15, 2017



Thursday - March 16, 2017



Friday - March 17, 2017



Saturday, March 18, 2017


Sunday, March 19, 2017 s

Walt had me stay home from Church today because I've had this cold/cough for two weeks now and even after a 3-day course of anti-biotics it's still hanging on.

So now we know it's a virus and not bacteria based.
I coughed most of last night.    But then I didn't cough today during the 3-hour block Church time I was at home.  Well, I guess I did once or twice.

Our Sunday School lesson for today was Lesson #

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Traces of Time . . . March 6-12, 2017

Traces of Time . . . Happy Month of Spring
This week 
March 6, 2017
March 12, 2017

End of Winter
Beginning of Spring
March April May

Monday - March 6, 2017

Sad note from Eileen. Monday morning, March 13 I came into this post to finish my March 6-12 week's blog post.  I was adding something and all of a sudden everything was gone from what I'd worked all week long to put in...probably over 20 hours worth of work.   Gone!  I can't find it anywhere.
So I'm starting over.
       Right now it is Monday, March 13, and I'm getting ready to go visiting teaching with my wonderful partner LaRae Crane.  So I will continue trying to redo the week of March 6-12.  It is so disheartening to lose everything I had put in.

What's the saying: "Don't cry over spilt milk."  So I'm trying not to cry over "Accidentally deleted blog posts."

Photo for my sister of our home in Long Beach in 1942

Tuesday - March 7, 2017

Wednesday - March 8, 2017

Thursday - March 9, 2017

Friday - March 10, 2017

Saturday - March 11, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Continuing on the article about the Doctrine and Covenants...

...from the Church News, Feb. 19, 2017, article by Gordon B. Hinckley, p. 16.

"...These revelations open with a thundering declaration of the encompassing purposes of God in the restoration of His great latter-day work:

"Hearken, O ye people of my church, saith the voice of him who dwells on high, and whose eyes are upon all men; yea, verily I say: Hearken ye people from afar; and ye that are upon the islands of the sea, listen together.

" 'For verily the voice of the Lord is unto all men, and there is none to escape; and there is no eye that shall not see, neither ear that shall not hear, neither heart that shall not be penetrated' (D&C 1:1-2)."  ...to be continued March 19, 2017.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Traces of Time . . . Happy Month of Spring
This week 
February 27, 2017
March 5, 2017
End of Winter
Beginning of Spring
March April May
Tulip flowers on rustic table for March 8, International Womens day, Birthday or Mothers day, beautiful spring card

Monday - February 27, 2017

Tuesday - February 28, 2017

Wednesday - March 1, 2017
Happy March...Spring is coming - isn't it?

Ash Wednesday means it's only 40 days till Easter--
which is April 16th.  
(That will be Dad's last day to be 82.)

I just found a great talk by Bruce C. Hafen and Marie K. Hafen about
  "The Redeeming & Strengthening Power
                      of the Atonement" about the
You can google it from the Women's Conference 2014.

We're on our way to the Temple at 11:30 to do a 1:00 session today because
Walt has volunteered the High Priest Quorum to help Marizza Shoup move her
desks, etc, out of her office to another building tonight at seven o'clock.
  (He's worried that he may have gotten into more than he anticipated for
        the "older" guys.  I guess the Bishop is having the missionaries help,
          plus maybe the Young Men.)

Love, Dad & Mom/Grama 'n Grampa/Uncle & Aunt/ Walt & Eileen

SIBLING BOOK CLUB - Janie's choice for March

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A thrilling novel based on actual events, about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America

Thursday - March 2, 2017
I got a blood test this morning before we went to our walking class at eleven o'clock, then to the Institute Class at Noon.
Bonnie Fronk taught the class while Nancy is out of town.
The lesson was "Kingdoms of Glory and Perdition."
We always learn so much.

This afternoon was my quarterly check up with our Internist, Dr. James Spackman.  He was happy that my A1C is down to 7.4 from 7.7 last November, but would like me to get back to under 7 to be more normal for diabetes.  I was 6.7 last May, then from there it went up to 7.4 in August.

My thyroid is 6.57 which normal goes up to 6.8.
So I need to be more careful with what I eat, keep exercising more and lose some more weight.  

Three regular meals a day with two healthy snacks in between are the best.  Walt and I have gotten into the habit of having a late breakfast then a mid-meal about 4pm so we're out of the habit of planning "3 meals a day."

We've watched some old movies this week that I recorded from TCM which had Oscar movies for February leading up to Oscar Night Feb. 26.  

We don't watch the Oscars anymore since they are on Sunday now and we hardly ever go to a movie.  We heard about the fiasco for the Best Movie of the Year award.  Sad for all involved.

Some of the movies we watched....usually in two or three sittings: "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," 

Friday - March 3, 2017

We watched "The Spirit of St. Louis," about Charles Lindbergh's solo flight from New York to Paris in May 1927.  We got really interested in him when we lived in St. Louis. 

We watched this movie all the way through at one time. We'd seen it before a time or two, but still love to see it.

(Walt was there from Sep 1959 to Jun 1963 going to the Washington University School of Medicine--a private university names after George Washington.  It was then and still is ranked #3 among medical schools in the U.S.  Harvard and Johns Hopkins medical schools trade back and forth fore the #1 and #2 spots.)

I was there with Walt June 1961 after we were married on June 14 in the Salt Lake Temple.

There's a special museum for Lindbergh in the Forest Park, which was across the street from the medical complex where we lived.

Saturday - March 4, 2017
The Fishers stopped by on their way back from Boise to Rexburg.  They went to the State High School Boys' Basketball Tournament.  The Madison High team had two heartbreakers -- losing in overtime to Centennial and then to Bonneville.

I had mixed bread and fried some 
fresh, hot scones for them.

Ashley was with two of her friends -- Brennda and Marie--an exchange student from Germany.
Michael in the next photo after this one,
is showing his second piece
 of Texas chocolate sheet cake.

All too soon, it was time for them to
head on to Rexburg.

In the next photo, Janie is 
proving that she is taller than I am.
And notice that Shawn and Janie's
youngest son, Michael, is now 
taller than his Mom

Sunday - March 5, 2017

This year in our Sunday School Gospel Doctrine Class we are studying from the Doctrine and Covenants

I am going to share parts of an article in the Church News, Feb. 19, 2017, p. 16:

"President Gordon B. Hinckley...called the Doctrine and Covenants 'a glorious book replete with words of heavenly wisdom.  It contains the word of God to us of this generation' (The Order and Will of God" Ensign, January 1989, p. 2).

"He explained that all the standard works are indispensable to understanding the things of God:  The Bible provides a foundation for faith.  The Book of Mormon stands as another testament of Jesus Christ.  The Pearl of Great Price supplies details missing form the book of Genesis and contains remarkable accounts of early events in the life of Joseph Smith.

" The Doctrine and Covenants, however, is unique.  'It is the constitution of the Church.  While the Doctrine and Covenants includes writings and statements of various origins, it is primarily a book of revelation given through the Prophet of this dispensation..."

I will continue this next week...