Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Russell M. Nelson Becomes 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Russell M. Nelson was sustained by the Brethren Sunday, January 14, 2018. President Thomas S. Monson led the Church for almost 10 years, before I started this blog. It was grand to be able to witness the beautiful and poignant funeral for our beloved President Monson, only 67 minutes January 12. And then this morning the new First Presidency was introduced as 1st Counselor Dallin H. Oaks, and 2nd Counselor Henry B. Eyring, in just 18 minutes, followed by a news conference that lasted 47 minutes. I love the short and sweet and these marvelous leaders taking the lead with our new prophet. It's marvelous to behold.

It was later pointed out to me that President Oaks is next in line to become prophet. Who better to serve as 1st Counselor.

Friday, January 5, 2018

KPIX Drone 5, Oakland Temple Garden


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Christmas Eve in Fremont

This is the second creche I've found while shopping with Kathy near the burrito place in Oakland. It's beautiful. I have it on a chair my first Christmas as its new owner.

 Chad and Ava.
 Chad and Jack.
 Duane and Claire.
 Judy and Becca.
 Paul and Joy.
 Grant playing basketball out front.
Erin and a friend.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Emma and Joseph

I finished this book yesterday. It's one of my last finds at GW before it closed after shopping there 17 years. I'm even in touch with the author about typos I've found in case it goes to paperback. I have so enjoyed reading this book. The author is a great, great granddaughter of Emma and Joseph.

Gracia N. Jones

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Five Days Until Christmas

My younger sister and I grew up with an adventurous mother, to say the least. Our childhood consisted of puppies, cats, travel, swimming, baseball, board games, walking in parades as clowns, drive-in movies and sunning in the front yard on a shag rug. Mother made her living as a single parent by selling boxes of all-occasion cards, printed Christmas cards (with your name), and selling gifts. She had a list of customers. I can't help but remember her and my short 15 years with her as Christmas nears. Her oldest son took my sister and me into their home and lives. I'm so glad I grew up with a sister. I thank my mother and Don and Bev for their help and love.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Happy Anniversary to Me

Days of Christmas on Temple Hill with A and J. A picked me up and we drove to J's where she then drove us to Oakland. We arrived early for the live nativity, now in the V.C. against inclement weather. We heard a piano quartet after and I again saw the glorious paintings of Rose Datoc Dall. During the Handel's Messiah intermission we enjoyed handbells in the chapel. What a great evening. And the day before I saw the Diablo Ballet in W.C. including The Nutcracker. So much fun! Today I celebrate my wedding anniversary.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017