Thursday, April 19, 2012

Open House dates

Brigham City Temple Open House

Salt Lake City —

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) has announced open house and dedication dates for the Brigham City Utah Temple, the Church’s 14th completed temple in Utah.

The public is invited to visit the temple during an open house from Saturday, 18 August 2012, until Saturday, 15 September 2012, excluding Sundays and Saturday, 8 September. Open house tickets will become available 30 July at

Monday, April 9, 2012

Missionary Journal 1898-1900

Today I received a follow-up to this contact(July 2011)

with Albert Kirby's grandson. He sent me a bound transcribed copy of the Mission Journal of Albert Kirby 1898-1900. Interesting, it states in the intro, that "In the time he served as a missionary, Albert saw eight people convert through baptism into the Mormon Church".

Solon and Emily McGee and 7 of their children were baptized between 8 Nov 1898 and 24 July 1899. Two more were too young. Perhaps these nine were the only ones he saw converted?

The journal has day by day events. Interesting that the dates and events match perfectly with the memoir my Grandfather (Ross) wrote in 1952. He was 15 when he met the missionaries and 69-70 when he wrote his memoir.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Good Bye old van: Hello new car

The day that Michele and Katie finished selling GS cookies, I took the van to Costco, filled it up with gas and drove home. Next morning, we couldn't drive it away from our house. Something wrong with the transmission. We'd been pouring money into it at an ever increasing rate, so the last time... last month we decided to replace it in July when its registration expires . But with this problem, we gave up. No more repairs. So Michele went shopping and got her first 'real' car, a 2011 Toyota Avalon. So now we have a car loan for the first time in about 15 years.

The old van got donated to the West Coast Charity for Children. . (run by friends of ours so even the overhead goes to a good cause). Lots of good recent parts so someone will get a nice deal if they know how to fix the remaining problems.