Monday, July 29, 2013

Life Story -- Your Yard -- Grandma Anna

Written Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Describe your yard.  Do you help with yard work?  What memories do you have in your yard?  Draw a diagram.

At the present time, my yard is nothing but weeds and dirt.  The silt or dirt from irrigation has filled the yard so it is higher than the side walks.  We have tried to get some one with a backhoe to dig it out but they are so busy they haven't been able to.  We used to have a beautiful lawn all around and glowers of all kinds and also many beautiful rose bushes:  Red, Pink, yellow with pink edges, Purple and white, and Orange.  When we had a bad freeze below 0 for over 2 weeks, the flowers froze and so did the pretty rose bushes.  But just grafted roses died and the old red roses still bloom.  They are pretty but not like the hydrangeas.  I love to work in the yard and garden when I came home from work.  We do still have peonies.  They aren't quite as big and pretty as they used to be but we enjoy anything that will grow now.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Life Story --= Temple Attendance -- Grandma Anna

Written Monday, March 3rd, 2008.

Describe your first visit to the Temple.  Which Temple did you attend?  How did you feel while you were there?

"When we first went to the temple in Mesa, Arizona, there were no Temple Prep classes.  There wasn't films to see and hear.  People acted out the parts.  There were foreigners and i couldn't understand what they said.  No one mentions any thing that took place in the temple nor did they mentions doing work for the dead.  It was like a great secret.  I felt a good feeling when I first went, but I feel a stronger spiritual feeling now.  I'm sorry we didn't have temple prep classes back then so a person new in the church would understand the importance of attending the temple.  I love to go to the temple now."

Life Story -- Values -- Grandma Anna

Written Sunday, March 2nd, 2008.

What are your most precious and deeply embedded values?

"My family, the gospel, knowledge of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, Heavenly Father, The Holy Ghost, Plan of Salvation, the Priesthood in our home, Service to others, Health to take care of my church callings and family, missionaries."

Life Story -- Sounds -- Grandma Anna

Written Saturday, March 1, 2008.

Describe a "sound" from your childhood.  What was it?  When did you hear it?  What does it bring to mind?

"The church bell ringing.  I liked the sound but very seldom attended meetings.  For the past 51 years my husband and I have been very active in church.  As well as our children.  Jim had a little struggle but he knew the church was there before he passed away August 10, 2008.  The bells are never rung anymore, nor has it for many, many years."

Life Story -- Vacation -- Grandma Anna

Written Friday, February 29th, 2008.

Where would you like to vacation most of all and why?

"I would like to see some of the church historical sites.  Martin's Cove, Salt Lake Visitor's Center, Navoo, and the temples in the US, Liberty Jail, and other church sites that I have never seen."

Life Stoy -- Extra Curricular -- Grandma Anna

Written Thursday, February 28th, 2008.

Tell about any exciting experiences in 4H, Girl Scouts, Primary, etc.

"We didn't have 4H or Girl Scouts, but we did have Primary.  I didn't go to Primary much because of nothing to wear that wasn't made fun of.  We were very poor.  My mom made as many items of clothing as she could.  She was and is a wonderful mother.  It was probably harder and her than us.  She was so patient, kind, and loving."

Life Story -- Church Leadership -- Grandma Anna

Written Wednesday, February 27th, 2008.

Describe your bishop.  How do you feel when you visit with him?

"He is our Branch President.  His name is President Keezer.  He is compassionate, kind, thoughtful, concerned and helpful.  I feel very close to the Spirit when I have a visit with him.  He is truly called of God.  Bill and I have served in the Concho Branch for 12 years and 10 months there."

Life Story -- Lessons Learned -- Grandma Anna

Written Tuesday, February 26th, 2008.

What lessons did you take when you were young?

"Lessons of compassion and love for the less fortunate.  Lessons of family togetherness.  Lessons of cooking, sewing and crafts.  Lessons of work and carpentry, painting, wall paper, etc."

Life Story -- Play Time -- Grandma Anna

Written Monday, February 25th, 2008.

Did you have a favorite toyer head would  as a child?  Did it have a name?  What memories are connected with it?

"I don't remember having a favorite toy.  I just remember I had the same doll every year.  Her head would be painted different and she would have a different dress.  My mother spent a lot of time making these doll dresses for 7 girls.  Not at the same time"

Life Story -- Dinner Date -- Grandma Anna

Written Sunday, February 24th, 2008.

Where do you like to eat out?  What do you order?

"We have a date night every Friday evening (unless we have a temple date) and we always go to my sisters', Kay's and Kathy's, restaurant, the "Safire", in Springerville, Arizona.  I either have the Taco Plate, or grilled chicken with baked potato, vegetables and salad, or ground round steak with baked potato or cowboy beans, or some kind of steak or grilled god and salad and cowboy beans.  Bill has cod plate or chicken fried steak, or grilled chicken or ground round steak.  He most of the time has ice cream for dessert.  The food is excellent and plenty of it.

Life Story -- Our Home -- Grandma Anna

Written Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Where did your parents live when they first married?

They lived in St. Johns and spent most of their married years here.  They lived in Gilbert, Arizona for a short time, then back here and some of us still live here:  My sisters Lorna and Kay, and my brother Bill, and their families.