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One of Grandma’s Early Drawings

   Posted by: John

While going through some of the family history stuff I came across this drawing that my Grandmother made in 1934.  She would have been about 16 at the time.

After Mom was married Grandma became quite an accomplished artist.  She had the talent for a long time.


Temple Baptism Night (May 2007)

   Posted by: John

Last evening was the ward youth baptism night at the temple.  We went with them, and it was very special.  I made arrangements so that Karen and I could be baptized for Grandma and Grandpa, along with Grandma’s brother Wayne.    A few others in the ward had names to be done as well, so they were included and done by the youth.

As it turned out, I was the baptizer for the young women.  We had 3 that were there for the first time.  When they were done, Karen came down and I baptized her for Grandma.  Then Brother Z came down and baptized me for Grandpa and Wayne.

Coming out of the dressing room, I found the Bishop had made arrangements for the confirmations, and took us to the room immediately.  There, I was able to confirm Karen for Grandma, then the Bishop confirmed me for Grandpa and Wayne.  I had not asked for him to do that, but of those who were there, and they are all great people, I am glad that it was him.

It was a rather emotional evening for me.  The spirit of the Lord was strong, and I am sure that some of the people who we were baptized for were near.  I could feel them, even if I could not see them.  It was so nice to be there with Karen and to share this experience with her.  This work is true, and I am so glad to be a part of it.