Starr Mitchell flew back to Illinois last week. She visited her mom on her mom’s 80th birthday. The town is Antioch and it is on the northern border of Illinois. Starr feels that our snowstorm followed her since it snowed and was quite cold while she was there for a couple of days. Then it warmed up somewhat. Starr fixed her mom a big bowl of cream of potato soup (her mom’s favorite) and served lovely birthday cake.
Starr is very proud of her nephew Ryan who has just earned his Eagle Scout rank. He has 47 badges. His Eagle project was a conservation project. He planted native trees for soil conservation in and around Antioch.
Starr and her brother got to hike in the woods before going to her oldest sister’s home for a delicious dinner. All of Starr’s mother’s children, all but one of her grandchildren (Steven had to stay here in Utah) and all of her great-grandchildren were there. Although Starr’s mother expressed some worry about turning 80, she admitted this birthday was one of her favorites. Starr says, “All in all, it was a very wonderful trip.” When asked what husband Jim did while she was gone, Starr reports, “He missed me, and brought some cherry chocolates when he picked me up at the airport.
Orson Poulsen telephoned Winnie Richman to tell her his and Jeannette’s mission home stay has been wonderful. “The classes were great and breakfast, lunch and dinner, were absolutely outstanding.” The Poulsen’s left for Nauvoo, Ill., on Wednesday.
Laura Wheatley was coming home when she decided to stop at the Thatcher-Penrose church park with Everly and Georgia. She says the girls absolutely loved the outing. They played mostly on the swings, but ran all over. When Laura wanted to continue home the girls didn’t want to. Also, in a field nearby were some baby lambs. The girls were quite excited about the little sheep where they are not so interested in the daddy sheep near their home in Promontory.
Kaye Draper’s apartment complex had a Saturday breakfast provided by the Lowell Association. About 35 people attended.
She has not begun her church job yet due to having her dentures worked on during the Mondays she would be at her job. She has been doing cards and bingo, and Sunday drove herself out to West Valley City to her sister-in-laws home for dinner and cards. She also did some fun Karaoke Wednesday night at the Liberty Senior Center.
Boyd Udy is keeping busy at the ranch. He says, “I’m loving this warmer weather!” He will go with his family to the World Finals Cutter Racing Championships. He will take Crocker to help head the teams.
On Tuesday Aaron Richman came to the Double S Bar Ranch to feed hay to the cattle in several different pastures. “Thank you, Aaron,” Clynn and Winnie say. “We would be in a real fix this winter if you had not come out.”
On Wednesday Winnie’s friend Carolyn Carter finished her painting of her two grandsons on their dirt bikes. Winnie is very close to signing her painting … only a few brush strokes left, but they must be on a dry canvas for the best effect.
On Saturday Winnie attended the funeral of long-time friend Evelyn Roberts. Winnie would like to say “Hi” to reader Pat Bourne whom she met there.
Sunday’s day of rest began and ended with chores. Church, choir and library filled the morning but trouble with a first calf heifer brought Heather Lott and Lyle Richman on the run. Reagen and Brantzen Richman stayed with Clynn while help was obtained in the form of Dan and Chet Koetch. They all saved the cow, but not the calf. “Thank you, all,” Clynn and Winnie say gratefully.