Monthly Archives: September 2012

How Men Cook

The High Priests are in our back yard right now “cooking” the food for our Ward Party tonight.  It’s been interesting to watch how they do things.  First they set up the 2 canopy tents and brought out some reclining lawn chairs, … Continue reading

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“I am a Cat of God”

I found some of Claire’s childhood journals as I was preparing to teach a lesson on Journal Keeping a couple of days ago.  It was delightful to read through them with her and see how words captured really do enlarge … Continue reading

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Donut Dialogue — How Could I Forget?

Sunday 5:45 p.m.  Conversation with Claire (18) & Aaron (17), who are in the kitchen making donuts: “Claire at the stove to mom in the office: “MOM, we need you RIGHT NOW!” Mom: “Just a sec.” Claire: “NO, right now– we … Continue reading

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A Cherry Tomato Down the Disposal

Yesterday I made a big pot of soup –my favorite Hearty Hodgepodge.  This is the perfect time of year for it, with all the produce from our garden.  I picked tomatoes, zucchini, crook-necked yellow squash, cherry tomatoes, parsley and fresh … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago This Week the Journey Began

On the 12th of September 1912 my Grandmother, Elsa Schaefer left Grossgartach.  She was only 17 years old.  Alone, she came to America.  She carried a small tan, cloth-covered diary with marbled page edges and a small pencil holder stitched … Continue reading

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A Lawn Chair at the Portal

Today I was studying 3rd Century Theology and what religionists then debated as they considered the Nature of God.  Creeds, councils, religious leaders, men thrust into exile,  questions and debates–it was pretty mind-bending to try to try to see things … Continue reading

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“Stored Fountains”

A few days ago I attended Brenda Sederberg’s funeral.  Brenda was a part of our Writing Group until a few years ago when the MS that crippled her kept her from coming.  I never knew Brenda when her body was … Continue reading

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