Sunday, April 3, 2022

Dear Kids,
Hasn’t Conference been wonderful? I’ve enjoyed all the sessions so far, and I’m looking forward to more today.  BTW, thanks to all of you who came and made our soup dinner a success.  And thanks to Bevan and the guys for taking the little boys to the park so we could watch the women’s session in peace.  It was wonderfully quiet.
Our Easter picnic is coming up a week from Saturday, on April 16, at 2 pm.  Allen says some of his favorite childhood memories were the Easter egg hunts we had with Grandma Allen.  I sure have great memories of those days!  And now we can be grateful to Nora for hosting so many Easter shindigs at her park.  (Yeah, we know she doesn’t own it, but she might as well.)  We hope to see you all there!  Bring enough Easter eggs for your family, and we’ll put them all together, like we’ve done before.  Bring your baskets, too.  For food assignments, call Nora.
Right now Nora’s family is off on their revenge cruise.  Dad looked them up yesterday afternoon on his phone, and they were on the dock in Long Beach, California.  So obviously they’re on the water, now.
Nora has had a great idea for a family book club.  The idea is that we choose good books you can read together with your kids, and we’ll get together for our “club” once a month, on a Sunday night while people are here at our house anyway.   Our first club will be held a week from today at 5 pm and the book is Jenny and the Cat Club by Esther Averill.  (She also wrote The Fire Cat, and he shows up in this book, too.) I know this is short notice, but once we get rolling we’ll let you know in plenty of time.  So far, Nora’s and Donna’s families are on board.  Join us if you like!
Allen called me from Zions, where he had gone for a law enforcement conference.  He got there a couple of days early and had already hiked the 38-mile traverse.  I was so jealous!  Oh, well, my life is full of fun–just not that kind.  My chemo this last week wiped me out quite a bit, but as long as it’s attacking my cancer  can’t complain. 
I called Jana McGettigan to catch up on her life, and she had a really serious case of covid.  She was in the hospital three days, and has had a hard recovery.  Glenn has retired from Ensign College and I hope they’ll be able to have a lot of fun adventures together.  Kara is a “vet,” having put in time in the army.  Remember how we used to tend her on Sunday afternoons when she was a tiny baby?  That’s enough to make us all feel old. 
  Oops, my letter’s too long.  If you made it this far, thanks for your patience.  I love you all!