Sunday, June 19, 2022

 Dear Kids,

Congratulations and Happy Father’s Day to all you fine sons and sons-in-law of mine.  I really appreciate how well you are taking care of your families, and the good examples you set for them.  Keep it up, you great guys!

It’s Super Sunday next week, June 26.  Al is in charge, but we’ll be meeting at Nora’s.  4pm, bring whatever you like, and we’ll have our usual mad bash.  

Yesterday afternoon I tagged along with Dad and Al and Jenny to Dad’s birthday dinner and movie. We saw Top Gun Maverik at the Gateway theater, and it was fantastic, but probably too much tension for old people like me. We also checked in with Del and her sidewalk art, because she was participating in the competition there at the Gateway. Her entry was really good, but Dad and I didn’t stick around for the awards, so we don’t know how she did. Go, Del!

Thanks to all of you who participated in book club last Sunday.  Our next official meeting will be July 10, and we’re reading Flat Stanley.  Emma suggested it, so we’ll nominate her to lead the discussion.  I haven’t read it yet, but I have it on hold at the library.

Here’s a heads-up regarding the Allen family reunion on July 9, which is less than 3 weeks away: The reunion will start at 10 am in Laurie’s back yard.  Bring your own food, drinks, and yard games.  There is a pool and Laurie wanted me to say that if young children will be swimming in the pool, their parents need to be in the pool with them.  There is a park nearby that has pickle ball courts. Laurie’s address is 2273 S.  Lookout Ridge Drive, Mapleton, Utah 84664.

Dallin shot a ground squirrel at the cabin.  He got a bb gun for his 9th birthday, and he’s been itching to shoot things.  He wondered if he could collect the $5 bounty that I offer for magpies but I had to tell him no.  Magpies are way harder to shoot, especially with a bb gun.  The ground squirrels have taken over the dirt hill around the moose in the front yard, and I’m going to try using cayenne pepper to urge them to move.  A last resort will be poison.  It would be too gruesome to have Dallin shoot them all.

Paul’s entire family has covid.  Paul caught it from one of the guys he works with, and evidently Stefanie and Josh and Chloe caught it from him.  I hope they all get well soon.  Paul said it gave him the worst sore throat he’s ever had. 

I hope you’re all lovin’ summer!  Have fun with all your goings-on!  Love, Mom