It must be Fall - the days and nights are getting colder, the leaves are turning, it's apple butter making season, and time for General Conference! Also time for our regular debate about when to turn the furnace on.... I (Janie) think we can hold out 'til November by just putting on sweaters and a few extra blankets on the bed. Wayne has his own opinions about comfort and health...
Nice to hear that Matt and Kyle were able to make the trip to Salt Lake for some of the sessions of Conference live. What a great Dad! Sad to hear that a friend from La Grande has been seriously injured in a car/bicycle accident, was flown to Boise for treatment, and is in serious condition. We are joining with the stake in a fast on his behalf today and await news of his recovery. So that's probably more than sufficient to recap our week. But I just can't resist adding many more pictures. Let me know if you find them tiresome or if your computer objects to showing them.... Have a great week. We love you.
|A small part of the giant cyclorama of Pickett's Charge|
|Dobbin's House, built in 1776. Where we had lunch|
|Slave hide-away under Dobbin's House, part of the Underground Railroad|
|With our friend, Abraham Lincoln|
|Our excellent guide for the bus tour|
|Our excellent bus|
|Old house on the way to Harrisonburg, VA, where Abraham Lincoln played with his cousins.|
|On the road home to Petersburg from Harrisonburg|
|Roscoe started the apple butter at 4 am, it had to be stirred constantly while it slowly simmered|
for 12 hours. Sugar and cinnamon was then added and the jars were filled at about 6 pm.
|Filling jars with hot apple butter|
|Searching for the pennies that are in the bottom of the kettle to help prevent scorching.|
|The wooden paddle used to stir.|
|Cleaning out the kettle with fresh homemade rolls.|
|Probably about 18 gallons of delicious apple butter.|