Saturday, July 29, 2017
It was wonderful hearing three of their sons give a loving tribute to their father. They told stories of their interactions with him, many of them told in light of their sureness of meeting him again in the next life. It was a beautiful service to a congregation the size of a stake conference. It was a real tribute to the impact he had on his family friends, and the community around him!
Friday, July 28, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
We had a beautiful, private, shady spot! We loved it!
I bid two. Crystal and Ed bid one. Everyone was a winner!
We also saw a few deer, but they didn't hold still for photographs.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
This was the food before the sprinklers came on and caused us to move the tables to the center of the pavilion!
Sweet Hour of Prayer in Nakoda
Mary Don’t You Weep
Sew ‘em on the Mountain
O Saviour Thou Who Wearest a Crown
Sing Sing Sing
The Stevens family performed:
You Are My Sunshine and
Hallelujah (Ricky Skaggs song)
The Pinyon Rats (with Crystal Bush) performed
You’ve Got to Walk That Lonesome Valley
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
The sprinklers in the background were disconcerting, but didn't really reach us. The entire evening was an exercise in moving tables out of the sprinklers' reach! It made the evening more memorable!
We had a nice crowd to cheer us on!
My mother drove all the way up from Salem for the occasion! She was amazed to have so many descendants in one place!
We were glad John Nuttall's parents joined us as well. Marti had no problem taking care of both of the babies during the performance!
We finished up with a few group jams. We were happy to have lights in the pavilion, but we had to loose the sound system, as the electricity wouldn't work with both on at the same time! Joan said our hardships were a fitting way to remember our ancestors on Pioneer Day!