Jim and Starr Mitchell drove to Cedar City to celebrate Jim’s brother Rob’s birthday. Rob and his wife, Bev, and Jim and Starr went out to dinner. Jim and Starr stayed over night and then left early for the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Starr had never been to the Grand Canyon before so she was excited about even a short trip. She reports there are drive-onto overlooks for cars only. “The views were spectacular,” she says. “The weather was just warm enough to be comfortable and traffic and the tourists were light.”
Jim has started the family garden by tilling the ground. There was no frost. While he tilled, Starr noticed her garlic was coming up already. The couple is choosing seeds to start indoors to plant early in their garden.
Orson and Jeannette Poulsen had their farewell sacrament meeting Sunday. All of Orson’s brothers and sister and mother were present. Jeannette’s three sons were there, too. After the meeting the family adjourned to Orson and Jeannette’s home for lunch. One important guest of the 35 or 36 people present was an “adopted” son.
Laura Wheatley received flowers and candy from husband Zane on Valentine’s Day. She reports letting Everly and Georgia make Valentine cards together. They had a great time making the cards, but weren’t too thrilled with receiving them.
Kaye Draper’s facial problems are abating. She enjoyed cake, ice cream and punch at the Lowell apartment building on Valentine’s Day. There were about 40 people attending. That evening she had a Valentine’s Day dinner at the Liberty Senior Center. She played bingo and cards and finally got to drive her truck for a few minutes. She is still waiting to go back to her church job and to start square dancing again.
Boyd Udy’s newer, stronger, no-paint-needed fence is coming along well. The family cutter racing teams will go to state this weekend. Boyd and his ever faithful Crocker will accompany them to the starting gates (heading them). Boyd says he is really enjoying this recent wet weather, but we will still need rain in April.
Cleo Petit says she and Gary are cold and windblown. She hopes one of these days there will be normal weather.
Winnie Richman and Carolyn Carter missed art due to the cold snowy roads. Both are eager to get back to it.
Clynn says, “Thanks, Steve, for coming and putting a new horn on our loader tractor. Now Winnie can call the horses and calves to come in to the feed in the pasture.”
On Sunday, daughter Heather and her sons Colton and Caden Lot, came to feed at the Double S Bar Ranch. Clynn and Winnie are very grateful, but the kids also left some raspberry butter and that was great!