Orson and Jeannette Poulsen received a mission call to the Illinois Nauvoo mission on Thursday, Jan. 5. “We are pretty tickled,” Jeannette says. They will leave for the MTC in Provo on March 5. They will be in the mission field for 18 months.
In other Poulsen news, Jeannette got to meet with her grandson from Reno in Salt Lake City. “I hardly ever get to see him,” Jeannette says.
Orson had flocks of geese flying over his back yard and house so he shot two. “I like fresh geese to eat,” he says, “so I cleaned them and roasted them just like turkey.” He is finished with hunting for the year. Orson has also been going to an elementary school in Kaysville to do demonstrations for a fourth grade class in the Mountain Man way of life. The fourth grade does Utah history, so Orson really helps bring this part of Utah history to life. He shows the students his guns and black powder and some pelts and, of course, his Mountain Man clothing. “I really like showing the classes these things about history,” he says. These demonstrations began when his nephew was in the fourth grade there.
Kaye Draper is feeling good and doing much better. She went to the Liberty Senior Center on Wednesday to play bingo.
On Sunday Kaye’s ward received a new bishopric and ward clerk. After church Kaye’s friend Marlene took her out to Carolyn and Bill Bolton’s home for dinner and cards.
Boyd and Kris Udy had all their children and families for an after-Christmas party. Tyrell came home for a few days during the holidays and was able to attend.
Jim and Starr Mitchell are enjoying this good weather we have been having. Starr has seen some golden eagles. The couple had some chickens ready to kill, so they took care of that, adding to their year’s supply. The twosome also drove out to the City of Rocks where they did some hiking.
Laura Wheatley reports attending the birthday party for all family members born in January. High fives were given as gifts to the celebrants. Laura and Zane helped move a piano for her sister. The piano was driven home in the snow.
Cleo Petit is home keeping warm. However, she and Gary made it to J&D’s Restaurant for breakfast with their friends. Cleo also had her hair done while in town.
Clynn and Winnie Richman stayed home on the Monday holiday of Jan. 2, and were grateful to son Aaron for coming out to the Double S Bar to help. He worked on the two big tractors and made a fence more convenient for Winnie’s feeding use with the loader tractor.
Tuesday, Winnie attended piano lessons for Marriah and Skyler Richman. “They make me so proud,” Winnie says.
On Sunday before church Winnie, daughter Heather, and son Lyle fed the yearling calves and counted them for sale purposes next week. Sunday afternoon son Aaron came to work on the big tractor that needed to new hose. The tractor started and ran well.