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  1. It was so good to meet you... I think of it often, particularly when I drive past Moolak Shores... It's a really good memory... I'm was so sorry about Biscuit, and wish you could now take one or two of the Morkies... I agree with Calm... all of the pups are in danger. You really should take steps to try and stop her from breeding any more, and helping her to face her situation and clean up her home. The dogs really will become ill... GG
  2. I'm sorry about Toffie... are you familiar with the poem, Rainbow Bridge... I can't read it without weeping... GG
  3. Hello Rod... I'm so sorry to hear this... particularly since sailing can be so physically demanding. One of my favorite movies is Dead Calm, a terrifying story of a psychopath rescued while at sea by Nicole Kidman and her husband on their sail boat... In the course of the movie, it becomes necessary for Nicole to sail the boat by herself, and it was so interesting, and showed how physically capable and knowledgeable she had to be... so your condition is not good news for a sailor like you... This next week I'm putting your name on the prayer roll of the Portland Temple. Names remain on the roll for two weeks, so I'll renew it. You are also in my prayers. Rod, I'm becoming more arthritic as I age, particularly in my hands, which inhibits me from drawing and painting. I was also having rotator cuff problems in my shoulder that were so painful, but physical therapy helped a great deal... Can you do some P.T.? No matter what, prayers going forward... from the beach... GG (do you still have your cats?)
  4. I think you'll like it here, Tony... Lots of good people... members and non-members... I recently had to put down my cat, Bob... miss him so much. I was the proverbial old woman living with my cat. He was sooo smart, and laugh-out-loud funny at times. I'm thinking about going to the local shelter to see if there is a fur-person for me... Okay... what question do you want to start with? GG
  5. The Berdoo of today is so very different than when I grew up in High School (1956 -58)... the 50's were an ideal time, like Happy Days with Ritchie and the Fonz... cruising down "E" street to see and be seen on a Sat. night... about 20 yrs ago while visiting my folks, we went over to look at the high school and I nearly wept... instead of the wide lawns leading up to the Ad Bldg and other buildings there were six foot chain link fences, and the wonderful big sign that our class installed welcoming people to Cardinal City was gone, etc., etc. The high school that gave me so many good memories was no more... Not only that, the business districts were run down... stores boarded up, particularly along Highland Ave that was once boutique shops, specialty shops etc No, I could never go back... my world as I loved it is gone... only the trash lined streets echo what once was... GG
  6. I spoke in Sacrament Mtg a couple of weeks ago on Prayer & Answered Prayers... the second speaker was also a woman, who spoke on Personal Revelation... GG
  7. I grew up in So Cal (San Bernardino) and now live in Oregon (Lincoln City ward on the coast). Growing up there were few LDS kids... GG
  8. Interesting... I used to work with a man at UC Riverside named Parley P. Pratt (Chair of the Soil Science/Engineering Dept)... GG
  9. I remember this column... used to love the stories... GG
  10. I thought I had reported on this one previously but couldn't find it so I will here... One of the best scariest movies I've ever seen... A Quiet Place is "a masterpiece that will scare for generations." In this "mind-blowingly tense" thriller, a family must live their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures who have invaded our world, and who hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest sound can bring death, Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Lee (John Krasinski) are determined to find a way to protect and raise their children while they desperately search for a way to fight back. Hailed by critics as "sensationally gripping" and "heart pounding." I agree... GG
  11. The only experience I have is knowledge of a close friend's experience here in Lincoln City... in her neighborhood, she (RS pres) and her husband (a city police officer) were the only LDS in their neighborhood, and it was their children that were shunned... in fact, none of the other children were allowed by their parents to go into their yard and certainly not to enter the house. GG
  12. 13 out of 15... and the 2 missed were about world religions... I'm actually surprised we didn't do better because of the expanse covered by missionaries and the Church in general... GG ... from the beach on an absolutely beautiful day... cloudless cerulean sky, just a slight breeze, about 69 - 71 degrees... 🏄‍♀️😎
  13. I bought the DVD and it had special features about the event, including interviews of those who lived it, both adults and children. "Miracle" is right... GG
  14. I've mentioned before that in my ward we have 3 police officers who attend... on those days that their schedule requires them to work on Sunday, they attend Church in full uniform, including weapons, and stay long enough to take sacrament and then they leave. Frankly, I love how they look so tall and imposing in uniform... I actually feel safer having them there... (current Lincoln City Police Chief is LDS and ward member... the previous Chief was also and was our bishop, and I know he still carries concealed). We have several doctors and nurses who also are subject to schedules requiring some Sunday work. I think the Church still prefers the mothers to be in the home, but have reconciled to the reality that this is not always possible... GG
  15. I remember Pres Hinckley's birthday celebration with Gladys Knight, Jenny Oaks Baker, etc etc... lovely event, as I'm sure Pres Nelson's will be... I see nothing wrong with celebrating his 95 remarkable years of service, not only to the Church but to the medical community... GG
  16. I haven't read this thread, but feel very adamant that missionaries still continue to attempt to get a baptismal commitment too early! But the previous 2 lesson commitment goal was really ridiculous... I served a 2-year stake mission (when they still had such missionaries) and felt the same way... and felt this practice contributed greatly to the low retention rates. The majority of investigators not only didn't have enough time to learn enough of the gospel to truly gain a testimony... but to try and say they were or were not feeling the Spirit was ludicrous. My step-father agreed to investigate the Church because my mom asked him to... He told the stake mishes that taught him that he would listen to the discussions because my mom had asked him to... "But don't think you're going to baptize me!!"... There were nine lessons and each week they came to give a discussion, and would answer his questions, leaving him with prayer and reading assignments. Being the honorable man he was, he did his part and studied everything they gave him, prayed, and asked questions on their next visit. The weeks went by, and at the end of the 7th lesson, my dad asked to be baptized!! And he was a faithful, active member the rest of their lives... he fulfilled many callings, including at the stake level. Their last calling was as ordinance workers in the Los Angeles temple. My sis and I were sealed to him and my mom in the SLC temple in 1955, a year after he was baptized. I shudder to think of what would have happened if two kids tried to get him to commit to baptism on the 2nd visit... GG
  17. Hello Caspianrex... And welcome! I've been to Nashville on one of our vacation trips across country to visit various family. I wanted to visit "The Hermitage" because I was fascinated by the story of Rachel Jackson after seeing the movie "The President's Lady" starring Susan Hayward and Charlton Heston... I think you'll find this a good place to ask questions... I live on the beautiful central Oregon Coast in a cottage-by-the-sea... Again welcome... from the beach... GG
  18. Hello Tony... Welcome from the Pacific Northwest... the beautiful central Oregon Coast... I, too, hope you'll tell us a little more about yourself generally, i.e., general area of residence... interests... cat or dog person? 🙂 Did you just join the Church, or simply this board? Either way, you're more than welcome... from the beach on a high overcast day... GG
  19. Principles and Practices of the Restored Gospel by Victor Ludlow... GG (It's too hard, if not impossible, to choose just one...)
  20. Hello Nehor... Just what type of creatures are they? Cute, but I don't recognize what they are... GG
  21. Hello Avatar... I'm so glad you have been courageous enough to open up... Through the years I've enjoyed reading your contributions to the various topics... I have empathy because I know what it is like to be alone in the gospel. I'm the only one in my family now that my sis has passed away... but she was not active, so even though we had wonderful discussions due to her believing most of our philosophy, there was a point of departure where she had her own views... however, we never argued because we respected each other's right to believe as we chose... And when my husband was alive, he was supportive of my activity but would not attend Church with me, including social events. I felt the loneliness of always being alone at Church, and especially in the temple. But at least there was no conflict at home... but the aloneness continues today for me as a single sister. I'm always the fifth wheel. I have certain sisters I sit with, or families at a social activity, but I don't have any really "close" friends. I do know that there are several I could call if I wanted to do something like go to a movie, etc. I'm outgoing enough that I will reach out... but it would fall on me to do so... The only thing I can say is that I understand how you feel and I encourage you... perhaps you can cultivate a friendship with 2 or 3 individuals. Don't be afraid to attend social activities by yourself... just go... reach out... All good wishes... GG
  22. In the research for the paper by the late scholar John Tvedtnes on early temple rituals, (Early Christian and Jewish Rituals Related to Temple Practices... fairlds.org/pubs/conf/1999TveJ.html), he cited that he had found 15... 15... references to the practice of baptism for the dead in the various Christian texts, and several Mandean and Jewish texts. We have clung to the one reference from the Bible (1 Cor 15:29) when Tvedtnes included 15 in his article "Baptism for the Dead in Early Christianity," scheduled for publication later in 1999 in another FARMS temples volume. GG
  23. When I was 7 or 8, my sis and I used to visit cousins who lived on acreage in a rural area, with fields of wheat, ponds, etc. We used to play all over the "farm" and made some of my most cherished memories... In the evenings, the men would get out their guitars and we'd sit around an sing... I can still remember "You are my Sunshine." Thanks for bringing these to mind... GG
  24. Wow! That she even allows such action is stunning... Needless to say, I wouldn't stand for this for one second... GG
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