Friends Visit from Switzerland

John served his mission years ago in Switzerland from 1974-75.  While he was there he taught and baptized Regina Bosshard, who was a young Jewish gal from Israel.  Over the years, he lost contact with her, but re-connected a few months ago when he learned Regina and her husband and friends would be visiting Utah.

The Bosshards and the Gyslers have visited us this last week and we’ve had a great time showing them around–we’ve visited temples, BYU, they attended General Conference, and we took them to our Sundance cabin with a hike to Stewart Falls.

Of all the places in the world I’ve visited, Switzerland and Sundance are at the top of my list.  It was really nice to share our Sundance beauty with these Swiss friends.  Here are a few photos from this last week:

At Sundance:

The hots prings at the Homestead in Midway:

Learning to play Pickleball with friends in Midway:

We also spent some time looking at old slides from John’s mission, remembering those wonderful times.

We had fun gleaning some fruit in the orchard across the street.

Jeannet and Regina taught me to make Swiss pancakes, which they call “Kaiser Schmaren” with stewed plums or “Zwetzgen.”  All delicious.

Swiss Pancakes:
3 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
5 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
milk until it forms a nice batter

Stewed prune plums:
fill a pot with cleaned halved plums
cook on med-low heat until soft for about 10-15 min.
you don’t have to add water but you can add just a bit so it doesn’t burn at first

How very wonderful it’s been to re-connect after all these years.  The joy of being a missionary lives on and on, through the generations.

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