On Friday we returned to the home of the Curtis's. They are the elderly couple I put a picture up of last time. She had fallen and hurt herself and couldn't get the rest of her beans and blackberries picked in the garden. The Elders and Darryl went and picked the beans & blackberries. She asked me to sit on the porch with her and sort the beans. We did and she told me her life story. We only got half way through because she had me laughing so hard. They are the typical old couple who when they are apart they each blame the other for things that didn't work. They had been married for 57 years. I asked "Are you going to plant a garden next year?" she said "He says that next year we will only plant 1/4 the size of the garden." I said "Is that enough?" She says "Well, he says it is." With her statement she makes the funniest puppy-dog face. That is very typical of all her answers. Jack then prepared a snack for us.......pulverized cabbage (no dressing or anything in it), sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumber, fried onions and bell peppers, pork & beans & wierners, slices of polish sausage. But the good part was the fresh Blackberry pie.
Saturday the town had a World War II reenactment. This is what it looked like. Sorry, I couldn't get too close. It didn't last long because one of the soldiers got flour in his eyes (from the fake gun powder) and fell to the ground screaming. It took so long to get him settled that we left. We walked down main street and chatted with some of the community people.
This is the road we got lost on Sunday on the way to pick up the Cadds for church. This was the good part of the road. The rest of it was filled with rocks that were about 3"x3". It was mighty rough. The part that didn't get filmed was much narrower. The car barely fit. We won't be travelling that way again.
Last night we had a tornado warning. The Elders had to sleep here in our house (under the orders of the mission president) because they live in a trailer. Inasmuch as we have only 1 bed in the house, they slept on the couch and the floor. It was pretty uneventful until about 11pm when we had a thunder and lightning storm. They were dazzled. We were not because we have much louder storms in Tucson.
Today is P Day (Preparation Day), the day when we get to do whatever. The Elders are here using our wifi to e-mail letters home. That is Elder Strandling facing the camera. He is amazing.
Well, that is all this week. Brother Dunn is doing good. He bakes bread about 3 times a week and then we try to find someone to give it to. We went to the Pioneer Day potluck on Saturday and ate local Cuisine (all fried). Brother Dunn's stomach wasn't doing too well Sunday morning. We have only cooked 3 meals in our kitchen so far. That is nice.We think of all of you often and wonder how you are doing. Let us know! We enjoy the pictures of your horses and our grandkids on facebook, and try to keep track of you that way. Please excuse my bad typing and worse english.