Monday, September 28, 2009
One: I was born in Las Vegas. There were no family connections to that city before my birth and no connections since then. My dad was working a management retail position there for a short period of time.
Two: Winslow had a truck that would drive around the streets spraying fog out the back to control the mosquito population in and around town. We followed behind it on our bikes each time we saw it coming down our street. Fortunately, none of my siblings, my neighborhood friends or myself have been diagnosed with cancer from this ridiculous activity.
Three: I am a list maker. But I don't always follow my list each day. Often I forget about it. Sometimes at the end of the day, I add all the things I actually did do, and then cross them off. Somehow, it makes me feel better.
Four: I was the pianist for my church youth activity night when I was a young teenager. I could only play 3 hymns and to this day when I hear them, they remind me of that period of time when we sang the same set of songs every three weeks for a year.
Five: Since Suzanne and Lezlee confessed their first kiss . . . There was a Christmas dance at our Junior High School and there was lots of mistletoe being passed around. Well you know there are mistletoe rules that have to be followed and I think I had my first, second, third and maybe fourth kiss that night. What I would like to know now is - where were the chaperones??? And why were they not stopping this very inappropriate 7th grade behavior??
Anyway, there was a long dry spell for me after that night.
Six: I have never broken a bone that required medical attention. However, I am sure that several bones in my toes have been broken or cracked as I have stubbed them on furniture around the house over the years.
Seven: I don't like to wear shoes around the house. Thus the problem listed as #6.
All right now . . . Lauri? Cindi? Curtis? Debie? Anyone else want to play?
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Word spread far and wide, old friends gathered and the plaque was taken down from the wall with the digging directions and measurements listed on the back. Here's what has happened in the past 10 years - the stake boundaries were realigned and the Madison ward itself was dissolved. Luckily the new ward boundaries kept many of us together, but moved us to another building to meet. (Strike one - no more Madison ward!)
The instructions said,"from the SW door, move to the nearest tree on the south lawn. (The tree had been removed several years ago -- strike two!)
From the tree, measure 10 1/2 feet to the east. The measurement should line up with the expansion line of the sidewalk to the south. (The sidewalks had been torn out and replaced since then -- strike three!)
However, many people had somewhat vague memories of where this capsule had been buried and the digging commenced. Dave was the brave one to dig into the beautifully manicured lawn and as some time went by, many started wondering how large the hole would actually be before finding the capsule.
This picture looks like Dave was digging to the center of the earth:
Success! The capsule came up, it was still sealed tight. (I read about a time capsule that wasn't so successful a couple years ago.)
Our former bishop joined in and opened all the treasures inside. There were letters to and from many ward members, the primary classes had taken pictures and put in notes, there were letters from ward members who had long since moved and some that had passed on. We had to laugh at Roxanne's letter. She was 8 when she wrote this: I'm only posting this because of the embarrassment that will be caused over the "I love Pokemon" comment.
My letter to Dave began "I can't believe I'm married to a 48 year old man!"
Dave had written a letter predicting some events he had hoped for for our family. Among his predictions was the wish that he would own a tractor. (So shall it be written . . . so shall it be done!)
It was a fun evening catching up with old friends. We are thinking we might want to make a time capsule of our own.
"I don't get out of class until 4:45."