Monday, January 26, 2015

A Week That was Slower than Molasses in January.

 Our somewhat sedate week started out with me starting Sense and Sensibility, a Latter-day Tale on Monday and doings some blogging posts, on three blogs.

Tuesday was lots more fun, I'd made arrangements to meet Arlene at the Bountiful temple this month, because I needed to pick up something I had bought on one of the 'yard sale sites'  (For sister Julie's info, it was 6 cups and saucers in the Rosepoint Pattern!) on FB in Farmington.  Of course I spent some time at the area DIs and we went to dinner at Cafe Rio!! 

 BTW we saw Dianne at the temple again, and she introduced me to someone who knows Doug, I smiled and said the pleased to meet you stuff, and didn't event think to mention that Arlene is Doug's wife's sister, though if the lady knows Doug very well, she might have thought I was with Doug's wife ... Arlene gets that a lot. 

I am doing my Utah Temples Passport, and this is my second temple this year!

Dad, of course was doing his usual stint at the Provo Temple the same day.

 On Wednesday I got the Valentines goodies out of the van, that I had set aside when I took down the display I did at Fleaology last week, and put together a sweet romantic booth display.

I also finished up making these tags, using prints of vintage pictures, to add into the mix.
I worked again on Thursday, and had this guy come in.  When I asked him if people say he looks like Scarlet Johanson, he said, not so much lately, but when he worked at Hollywood Video, he got it all the time!!  What do you think?  When I got home Dad and I opted to read instead of watching anything, and it took me until 2:00 A.M. for finish S and S.

 On Thursday the book I'd ordered on line, Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope, one of a series of Austen books being re-written in modern style by well know Brits, arrived, perfect timing, eh?  (I didn't finish it until Sunday after Church, BTW) 

Also on Thursday, I headed to book club to discuss the book we'd read, The Hundred Foot Journey, everyone liked it, and the one lady who had rented the movie to watch after reading it was SO surprised,a and somewhat disappointed... yes, this was a book to read after the movie, definitely! 
On Friday I got to watch these munchkins, while their Mom was out showing houses in the area ... they posed for me with the simple wreath that I made while watching them ... it was all super fun!!

 On Saturday we hauled in this cool old bead board cupboard in from the garage, it's shown here on its side, that I bought from a customer, and never really knew what to do with. 

I had decided with my new kitchen remodel, that if I didn't have room for a prep island, that I could have a work station/bar, that I could put wheels on and park against the window with some bar stools ...
 Here it is with drawers added to the top, and big dolly wheels to move it around.  It stills needs paint and a butcher block table top that will be hinged, with half of it hanging down the back when in wall position.  I think Dad did an awesome job!  While he was working on it, I was busy painting furniture for the show I am doing in PG a week from this coming Saturday!

 That night we were off to meet the Moe's et al, for dinner at La Dulce Vita in Provo, then we walked a couple of blocks to Comedy Sportz an improv Comedy place, that is all good clean humor!!

Briahnna's brother Gabe, is on staff there, but had done the show the night before.  The gentleman I asked said he was hilarious, and when I want to take a picture of his picture, he said, "Oh he has long hair now ..."  

The show was pretty fun, though I had a hard time keeping up with current entertainment references, we all had a good time.

 Ben had sent me a picture of this Perkins coat of arms, and had asked about when his ancestors had come to Utah ... I thought you all might enjoy the email I sent to him, so I have cut and copied it for your reading pleasure.  

On my dad's side the Larsens were converted in the 1880's and immigrated here then, my grandfather went back to Norway on his mission and met the woman who would  be his wife in the late 1890's, she immigrated then and they married in Utah.

On My Mom's side, the Clarks joined the church in England, Thomas Benjamin Clark, was a member of the queen's guard, that was like a policeman. (you had to be 6 ft tall in your stocking feet to be in the group).  One day he overheard some men planning to beat up some missionaries in a park.  He followed them, and listened to the missionaries, he kind of hung around the missionaries after that, as a policeman, he was unofficially protecting them.  So then while hanging around where they were street preaching, after that, he eventually joined the church.  He shared the gospel with his family, his father Benjamin Thomas Clark, a widower with children at home still, also joined.  When they decided to come to America, Thomas B's wife wouldn't come, so he left her there to start a new life, as did his father and some siblings.  They came with the pioneers, I think in 1852, just five years after the first pioneers in 1847. You are named for these two Benjamins. 

My Mother's mother's family (the Frisbeys) didn't come to Utah until about 1890, her father was a member of the Whitmerite church (a break off of the Mormon church) and he came and settled in Provo to convert the Mormons to the Whitmerite church, without success.  Eventually, his wife and children all joined the church, and on his death bed he said that he should have been baptized a Mormon.  

In Dad's family, his ancestor, Philo Dibble,was involved in the church very early, in fact it was Joseph Smith who told him he should marry the widow Smith (Hannah Ann DuBois) who had been living with Joseph Smith and his family, with her small children.  I think they probably came in 1847, as they had lived in Kirtland, Independence and Nauvoo. (Dad later found that they had had a child in 1846 somewhere around Winter Quarters)

His ancestor Warren Snow was a leader of a wagon company that came in 1852.  He had five wives,Sarah Elizabeth Whiting was his fourth wife. Their first son was Edwin Marion Snow, your ancestor, he was born in 1859.  The Snows and Dibbles both eventually settled in the Springville/Mapleton area. 

Warren Snow's father is Gardner Snow, who had the mill in Salt Lake County that is now Gardner Village. 

Dad's Perkins ancestors came fairly early because one of them had the first child born in Fort Union,(Dec 1853)  which is the area of Salt Lake about 70th south and 9th east. 

On Sunday, as usual, I got to sit with Brittney and Spencer in Sacrament meeting.  I also go to hear my favorite SS teacher in SS, before heading to one of the care centers to support Dad in his calling.  Here I am shown with one of the other Branch Presidency wives, Alice Murdock.  You probably don't recall, but Trevor was a companion to one of her sons when he was on a mission in England.  At that time we had their family over for Family Home Evening.  Its fun to get to know her and her husband better now, with this new calling of Dad's.  The picture is in honor of the fact that we are bother wearing black and white and red.
After church we visited with Spencer and Brittney for a while, before Dad headed off to a priesthood leadership meeting.  When he got back we made dinner, and then went up to our room for some reading time ...

Spencer and Brittney had had her sister Angela to dinner, and when Angela left, they came up to study together.  We decided to do Jesus the Christ, and we had three copies, so that was perfect.  Its kind of fun to read in different copyrighted versions.  The top left is a second edition from 1916, It belonged to one of the Snow ancestors, who had left it to Grandpa Burt, who then gifted it to Dad!!  The one with the gold temple on it was Grandpa Carlo's, from his mission.  The little brown one was Dad's from his mission, and the purple one was Brittney's from her mission, that she had covered with fancy paper before taking it to Canada with her.   It was lovely and we plan to do some of it every Sunday ... felt so good to go to bed in the warmth of the spirit!


  1. I do really like the different mission versions of Jesus the Christ...

  2. I don't think that young man looks anything like Scarlet Johansson! He doesn't have the same hair!!! (seriously, I really can't see weird to not see faces even when I try!)
    It seemed like a pretty busy week! I want to borrow all your books!