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Life of a Seagull

I have been using Audible for ‘reading’ books. I recently remember reading Jonathan Livingston Seagull when I was much younger and I found a synopsis of the book. It brought back several memories and I think that it was the catalyst for my driven focused pursuit of self control. I am going to get another […]


What is it about February that I have been craving scones? Oh yea – doughnut day. I remember my Mom making doughnuts every February the day before Ash Wednesday. Well I closed out the month making a huge batch of scones for me and the kids – grandkids. The only thing that would have made […]

Christmas Past, Christmas Present

Family traditions! What makes a tradition the desire to repeat it over and over. When the children were small Papa and I loved candles. We often had lit candles all over the house. On tables and in wall sconces. On Christmas eve after feasting on lasagna we would gather in the living room with tapered […]


One of my favorite Thanksgivings was one of the years we were living in Erlangen in the neighborhood of Vossberg. This one Turkey-day we had most of the soldiers under Papa for dinner. But they came a day or two ahead of time to help cook when they were off duty. Some had lots of […]

Father has a sense of humor

Remember my post about Becoming Humble well one of the lessons I remember from after I became teachable was all about being sealed as a family. The missionaries taught us about the Temple being the House of the Lord and explained how much more sacred it was over the normal church buildings. They told us […]

Time and all Eternity

Jean was two weeks old when Papa got to see her. It was love at first sight. He could do no wrong and could always get her to stop crying and even laugh. Papa would play with Jean while I got the boys ready for bed. Then family prayer and then it was Jean’s turn. […]

Beautiful Trials

I was trying to clean up the mark on Jeannie’s face. It was not there normally – it is age I guess the back of the picture must have had some acid exposure. But she is still beautiful. Everything I tried made her look worse. So I will leave it as is. Jean Marie is […]