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Promontory Pointers 11-30-11


Winnie Richman

Leader Correspondent

Jim and Starr Mitchell spent the weekend before Thanksgiving Day in the Wasatch Mountains using Jim’s late-season cow-elk tag. The couple, along with two of Jim’s friends, shared a trailer for warmth. Jim filled his tag with an animal he estimates weighed about 450 pounds. It is all cut and wrapped and ready to eat throughout the coming year. “It was beautiful in the mountains,” Starr says. “Although it was cold, we still got some sun.”

Orson and Jeannette Poulsen report being “holed up” from the cold. They did travel to Salt Lake City Saturday evening to help celebrate one of their granddaughter’s early high school graduation. After the ceremony the family met for dinner. The granddaughter will be entering college the first of the year in Salt Lake City.

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Laura Wheatley had huge clouds of smoke coming out of her oven last week from something that burned. She cleaned it all up in jig time, shut the door and windows and waited for the oven to cool. Then she cleaned the oven, too.

Georgia Wheatley turned one this month. She had cake, ice cream and presents. Since she started walking her older sister Everly is excited to begin trying to dance with her.

Boyd Udy says, “My horses are eating well and are turned out in the pasture until I get caught up with my work.” His new fence is looking great but will take more time to finish. He also says granddaughter Kynzee Mae is talking real well.

Gary and Cleo Petit report watching it snow and wishing it wouldn’t.

Kaye Draper is still in the Salt Lake Regional Hospital. We wish her well and a speedy recovery.

Winnie Richman says “Thanks” to Feldman’s for making copies of her latest portrait.

On Wednesday Winnie and friend Carolyn Carter went to their art class and worked on their paintings. Winnie added some touch ups to an already finished painting of a sunflower that survived a huge range fire. “It is one of my few original works,” Winnie says.

Wednesday evening Winnie drove to Thatcher-Penrose church to practice a Christmas piece for the ward’s Christmas program. Winnie was needed for one of the tenor parts this time. “It is an absolutely beautiful song,” Winnie says.

On Sunday after church Winnie fed Aaron and April Richman chili after their help with getting some cows and calves off the mountain (again!!) Then Aaron fixed one of Clynn’s tractors. On the way out the front gate Aaron called Clynn and reported the chores were done as well. “Thank you, Aaron and April,” Clynn and Winnie say.


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