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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

SNEAK PEAK


I am sooooo far behind on my blogging!
Here's a sneak peak from
Katie & CJ's wedding.
7.29.17



Saturday, August 5, 2017

WELL, LOOKY WHO'S A NEW PRINCIPAL


Principal #2 in the picture

Paul Finlayson
4th & 5th grade teacher, Alpine Elementary
TSA, Deerfield Elementary
Assistant Principal, Traverse Mountain
Principal, Manila


He will be principal to:
Jim Ellison, 6th grade . . . Grew up together
since 1st grade
Linda Bowman Clegg, 1st grade . . . AFHS Band together
Andrea Albrecht Simpson, 1st grade . . . former student
Lisa Closson, 5th grade . . . taught 3rd grade
at Alpine Elementary about 20 years ago.

Paul rose up through the ranks fast!


Recipient of my matchmaking skills.

JULY . . . ONE FOR THE (PLANNER) BOOKS


THE MADNESS OF JULY
IS IN THE BOOKS!

THE MONTH ENDED WITH 3 WEDDINGS,
3 DAYS IN A ROW.
AND, A FAREWELL AND HOMECOMING
ON THE SAME DAY!

CAN'T FORGET:
KNEE DR.
EYE DR.
NAIL DR.
HAIR DR.

ADK INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
IN NEW ORLEANS.





AND . . . YEAR #18 OF THE
STEEL DAYS ART SHOW.
MY ANNUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE!

IF I WAS STILL IN THE STAKE RS PRESIDENCY,
THERE WOULD HAVE ALSO BEEN AT LEAST
2 WARD VISITS, 1-2 PRESIDENCY MEETINGS,
AND A WARD SPEAKING ASSIGNMENT!

FAVORITE SUMMER READS


MY TOP 3 SUMMER READS ARE:

 This book is about Al Fox, a young lady who grew
up in Rochester, New York, met the missionaries, joined
the LDS Church, and moved to Utah.
As the title says, she was very tatted up.
She was an ordinance worker in the Provo Temple
one month after being endowed, is a 
motivational speaker, married, and had a baby.


Before Columbine, Sandy Hook, 9-11,
there was the Cokeville Miracle.
I was finishing up my 10th year of teaching when this
happened at Cokeville, Wyoming.
The teachers and students were held hostage by
a deranged former law officer in the city and his wife.
They were the only two to die in the incident.


I began reading the blog,
"NieNie Dialogues" years ago.
Written by Stephanie Nielsen, many of
my former students who were blogging, had her
button on the side of their blogs.
I began reading it, too.
And then, she and her husband were in a
horrific plane crash.
Following her blog has been amazing!

All three of these books are nonfiction,
and all were easy, fast reads!

ALPINE FIRE PART 6


In the mid 80's, the North Mountain
in Alpine caught on fire, due to carelessness.
It happened right after school began.
The kids used to stand outside on the playground
and watch the fire.
Then, the air was too bad, and the kids
had to stay in.

Our secretary, Sandra Walker, was also
the Stake Relief Society President, when
there was just one stake.
She had to coordinate which wards would feed
the firefighters which meal.
The firefighters "home away from home" were
in army tents in the park on Main Street.

That fire, and the next 5 fires, 
were started by man.
Fireworks (more than once), a back hoe,
and this one . . . target shooting.

I started to see pictures of this fire
on Facebook when I was in New Orleans.
When I flew home, I could see the fire
from the plane.  We were 2 hours late leaving
New Orleans.
When we flew over Alpine, it was pitch dark,
even from my first class seat!
It made me cry!
(When I flew home from Philadelphia once,
it seemed while looking over Utah, the
entire state was on fire!)

Some things never change!









This is Nancy's house, with the fire behind.
The photo was taken from Creekside Park.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

GROWING UP IN THE 70's

I grew up in the 60's & 70's.

1962-1970
"Nursery School"at Dixie Jr. College, St. George, Utah
Kindergarten at West Elementary, St. George
1st-2nd at Harrington Elementary, American Fork, Utah
3rd-6th at Shelley Elementary, American Fork

1970 - 1980
American Fork Junior High
American Fork High School
Dixie Jr. College, St. George
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah



Somehow, #13 didn't get on















Wednesday, August 2, 2017

RANDOM LOL'S






NOT A 2 THUMBS UP NIGHT

***Warning***
***Graphic***

Last night, I was fixing dinner.
I  was getting my mom's sweet potato ready
to put in the microwave.
Unfortunately, I used a serrated knife.
Ooops.
Blood and blood.
Soooo much blood.

I wrapped it up and finished dinner.
Two nieces are RNs.
I decided to call the niece that
wasn't on her honeymoon.
I called Heidi to see if
she could super glue it.
Of course, she wasn't home.
After about 1 1/2 hours, she called back.
She told me to take a picture.
She said it was too close to  the joint,
and wouldn't heal without being closed.

So, off to the  ER I went.
The nurse that checked me in was
Sheryl Pedersen.
I had not seen her since high school
graduation . . . 41 years ago!

Well, a nurse gave me 2 shots at the base of
my thumb.
When the doctor started to stitch it up,
I told him my thumb wasn't dead!
He gave me 2 more shots, right
in the cut!

4 stitches later, and 1 tetanus shot,
and I was good to go!
I have to go back in  8 days to get them removed.
Bleh!!!





Monday, July 31, 2017

JULY ALPINE RETIRED TEACHER'S LUNCH


OUR JULY LUNCH WAS HELD AT
THAI DRIFT IN OREM.
FROM LEFT GOING CLOCKWISE:
ME, CATHY TIBBITTS, DIANE DURRANT,
PAULA RUESCH, NANCY POPE, CHERYL DOMINGUEZ,
LINDA DIBB, PAIGE & DON BECKSTRAND, ANALEE WISER BROWN

THIS WAS DON & PAIGE'S LAST LUNCH FOR A YEAR.
THEY ENTER THE MTC NEXT MONDAY.
THEY WILL BE SERVING IN THE
INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS BLOOMINGTON CES MISSION.
THEY WILL BE TEACHING AT CES CLASSES AT
INDIANA UNIVERSITY.

THEIR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS THE SAME
AS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL HERE.
AUGUST 22.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

ANNIE

Annie Stephenson 
attended Alpine Elementary.
Her dad is David Stephenson, who was my principal
at Alpine for 8 years!
He deserves a medal for being the principal
who had to deal with me the longest!



After Alpine Elementary, Annie attended
Mountain Ridge Jr. High, and then
Dear Ol' AF High!
She just finished her first year at
Utah State University.

Our favorite principal!

This is a really cute idea!

Paul, Cortney
Carolyn, Cathy, Me

Annie tried really hard to throw the boquet over everyone
to me in the back.  It didn't work, and was stuck in the netting.
Thank goodness her dad got it out.
Unfortunately, it dropped to some your single kid.

Father-Daughter Dance


Bonus points for twirling.


Bride & Groom Dance


 And then, some guests sang a song,
and after threw dollar bills at her.
I'm pretty sure it was a gang of Nephites!


Check out money on floor by chair.

Great crepes!