Orson and Jeannette Poulsen are busy getting ready for their mission in March. It turns out they will need clothes for church and period clothes for the 1840s. Their sewing machine is broken so their collecting progress is necessarily slowed. However, they are only required to have one set of frontier clothing immediately upon arrival and then can collect the rest as they go. The happy couple is busy packing up for the trip. Boyd and Kris Udy are enjoying their new home, but “Promontory will always be home to us,” Boyd says. Boyd and Kris hear quite often from Tyrell and he is happy and doing well.
“All our kids and grandkids are well, so life is good,” Boyd says. Boyd reports getting ready for the spring calving. Jim and Starr Mitchell drove to a friend’s home in Tremonton Sunday to watch football games and have dinner. “I was hoping for the 49ers but …,” Starr says, “so now I’ll be rooting for the Giants. We had a wonderful time during the visit. Jim reports he likes the Patriots, so we’ll see.” Laura Wheatley reports Everly’s potty training is going well. Georgia has four more new teeth. She is willing to bite the unexpecting, but since most of those she knows are on to her tricks, she will probably get over the habit soon. Cleo Petit admits the snow is “kinda nice and necessary.” Gary is working through it and the couple is enjoying their warm home. On Wednesday Kaye Draper and about 10 friends went out for a delicious dinner. Kaye has been playing and calling bingo at the senior center and at home. She reports as many as 28 people participate at the center. On Sunday she was taken to West Valley City for dinner and cards. She hopes to be able to drive soon so she can take herself and also get back to her church job at the Member Location Department. On Monday Winnie Richman drove to Corinne for a load of grain and cat food. Son Lyle came to unload the truck and eat dinner. “We love to feed our children,” Clynn says, “but we really love to just sit and chat.” Monday on the way home from Corinne Winnie stopped at the Thatcher-Penrose church to honor friend Shirley Jones on her 80th birthday. Many friends and relatives were there, also. On Tuesday Winnie and art friend Carolyn Carter visited the Brigham City Museum and Gallery to see a display of Minerva Teichert’s pencil drawings, water colors and oil paintings. It is well worth seeing. Winnie and Carolyn are almost done with their latest canvasses. Winnie is trying to portray the glory of crocuses emerging from a covering of snow and Carolyn is doing a vibrantly alive picture of her grandsons with their dirt bikes. Winnie was mostly home the rest of the week. She did have to deliver the news in Tremonton and Brigham City, but even that felt like home. Aaron came out on Saturday to help Winnie feed. He also worked on Clynn’s tractors.