On a recent road trip, I stopped to visit the Redlands California Temple. Walking from the main parking lot toward the temple, I was greeted by a beautiful water fountain, lovely flowers, manicured lawns, two curved staircases, and some palm trees. At first glance, you might notice that one of those four trees is out … Read more
The elementary school was presenting their annual end-of-year dance festival, which was to start about an hour-and-a-half after school began. I saw that there was just a little bit of time that I could answer a few email messages for work before leaving. Glorajean surprised me by saying we needed to leave much earlier than … Read more
Before I begin, a quick note: If you read this and think that I am telling a story about you, please know that this story is not judging you . . . it’s about revealing my weakness of character. You are only the means I use to reveal much more about me. So relax and … Read more
Remember cassette tapes? They were an invention that was made of two wheels (or spindles). Around one spindle was wrapped a metallic film. It fed through a plastic shell, and came around a track to connect to the other spindle. You’d put this clever cassette into a “cassette desk” and press play. The spindle that … Read more
The local city recreation center offers a beginning swimming class for young people, and we enrolled our daughter in one this last summer. The class was a Monday – Thursday class, running for about 45 minutes each day for two weeks. It turned out that there were two members of the four-student class who were … Read more
If you have never been an administrator for a web site – even as small as this one is – you’d be amazed at the volume and wide range of comments being offered to my articles.
Sister Friendly had a tough job. Teaching Sharing Time was a difficult thing for me to do once a year, and so I didn’t envy her. But sometimes the lessons she choose didn’t seem “age appropriate.” For instance, her crossword puzzles were probably a big hit in the Senior Primary, where the kids knew how to read. But in Junior Primary, the Sunbeams just colored the boxes, not understanding what she was talking about. The teachers each talked their class through the answers, about the words and the concepts, and helped with the spelling.
Then came the unforgettable lesson of October 2001.
Why, when I order water, do they insist on finding the smallest cup in the building and offering it to me? I was hot, I was tired, and I was just as thirsty as the next customer! …. What do they think they are proving?! And at what cost of annoyance to the customer?!
About mid-May, following my experience with the tremor, I brought home a gift for my four-month old girl. I picked out a “Wheezy” plush doll (from Toy Story 2), a black and white penguin, with yellow feet and beak, and a small red bow tie. As he does in the movie, this stuffed animal has … Read more
Sometimes people ask me why I like Disneyland so much? What makes it so special? Why do I keep going back?