Saturday, January 31, 2009

Hymn for the Week


How firm a foundation, ye Saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said,
Who unto the Savior, who unto the Savior,
Who unto the Savior for refuge have fled?

In every condition - in sickness, in health,
In poverty's vale or abounding in wealth,
At home or abroad, on the land or the sea -
As thy days may demand, as thy days may demand,
As thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be.

Fear not, I am with thee; oh, be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid.
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by my righteous, upheld by my righteous,
Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

Go Back

Last week I posted the answer to the Old Felt Hat memory under the heading of "Remember". If you didn't read it, go back and caeck it out. I thought it waas pretty good.

Friday, January 30, 2009


1,2,3,4,5... Can you recite the rest?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Scripture for the Week

Alma 29:9-10. I sure love to hear about when people repent and come unto Christ. It makes me so happy that it brings tears to my eyes.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Quote for the Week

"Remember not to murmur at the dealings of God with His creatures. You are not as yet brought into as trying circumstances as were the ancient Prophets and Apostles. Call to mind, a Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, Jeremiah, Paul, Stephen, and many others, too numerous to mention, who were stoned, sawn asunder, tempted, slain with the sword, and who wandered about in sheep skins and goat skins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented, of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and in mountains, and hid in dens and caves of the earth; yet they all obtained a good report through faith; and amidst all their afflictions they rejoiced that they were counted worthy to receive persecutions for Christ's sake. We know not what we shall be called to pass through before Zion is delivered and established; therefore, we have great need to live near to God, and always to be in strict obedience to all His commandments, that we may have a conscience void of offense toward God and man. . . . Our trust is in God, and we are determined, His grace assisting us, to maintain the cause and hold out faithful unto the end, that we may be crowned with crowns of celestial glory, and enter into the rest that is prepared for the children of God." ---Joseph Smith

Monday, January 26, 2009

Half a Hair

Who would like to take a crack at the story behind the "half a hair"?

Family Trivia Question of the Week

Who used to think (until the time they were in college) that the tongue was connected to the liver?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

This is what the playroom looks like right now, thanks to a minor flood we had in there. We noticed on Saturday morning that the carpet in the playroom and hall were soaked. Our neighbor, Randy Beck, came over with one of his sons and bailed out some of the water out of the windowwell and then Merlynne, Me, and Mom vacuumed up all the water that we could. Then this is what we did to the playroom and we are letting it dry. Mom says maybe it will be dry by summer time.

Scissor Bills

Can anyone tell the story of Scissor Bills?

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Hymn for the Week


The Spirit of God like a fire is burning! The latter-day glory begins to come forth;
The visions and blessings of old are returning, And angaels are coming to visit the earth.

We'll sing and we'll shout with the armies of heaven, Hosanna, hosanna to God and the Lamb!
Let glory to them in the highest be given, Henceforth and forever, Amen and amen!

The Lord is extending the Saints' understanding, Restoring their judges and all as at first.
The knowledge and power of God are expanding; The veil o'er the earth is beginning to burst.


We'll call in our solemn assemblies in spirit, To spread forth the kingdom of heaven abroad,
That we through our faith may begin to inherit The visions and blessings and glories of God.


How blessed the day when the lamb and the lion Shall lie down together without any ire,
And Ephraim be crowned with his blessing in Zion, As Jesus descends with his chariot of fire!


Friday, January 23, 2009



"Free as a breeze, and I'll do as I please..."

Lotion Lady

Who was the Lotion Lady?

Thursday, January 22, 2009


When did we become jealous of Glen's hat?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Who can remember the vacation with the special whistle?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Scripture for the Week

Alma 26. I love this whole chapter. Ammon is one of my favorite heroes in the Book of Mormon.

Big Red

Who was "Big Red". Not everyone will get this one.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Family Trivia Question of the Week

Who always had a drink of water before they went anywhere?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Can you find...?

Can you find Dad in this picture? Good luck.

Mom's Ratings

What was Mom's label for violent TV programs that she didn't want us to watch?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Hymn for the Week


Master, the tempest is raging! The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o'er-shadowed with blackness. No shelter or help is nigh.
Carest thou not that we perish? How canst thou lie asleep
When each moment so madly is threat'ning A grave in the angry deep?

The winds and the waves shall obey thy will: Peace, be still
Whether the wrath of the storm-tossed sea Or demons or men or whatever it be,
No waters can swallow the ship where lies The Master of ocean and earth and skies.
They all shall sweetly obey thy will: Peace, be still; pece, be still.
They all shall sweetly obey thy will: Peace, peace, be still.

Master, with anguish of spirit I bow in my grief today.
The depths of my sad heart are troubled. Oh, waken and save, I pray!
Torrents of sin and of anguish Sweep o'er my sinking soul,
And I perish! I perish! dear Master. Oh, hasten and take control!


Master, the terror is over. The elements sweetly rest.
Earth's sun in the calm lake is mirrored, And heaven's within my breast.
Linger, O blessed Redeemer! Leave me alone no more,
And with joy I shall make the blest harbor And rest on the blissful shore.


Friday, January 16, 2009


"Ahh. it's not going to go anywhere."

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mom's Question

What happened to the beautiful roast that I fixed and sent with Dad and some of the boys on a fishing trip?


Natalie--Here is a picture of some hollyhocks. You can make a doll out of a hollyhock by using an open bud for the dress and a closed bud for the head. Mom taught me how to make these!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Scripture for the Week

Alma 17:16 - Whenever I think about missionary work in the scriptures, I think about the sons of Mosiah. In fact, Ammon is one of my heroes in the Book of Mormon.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Doll Furniture

What did some of the Strong Girls use for doll furniture?


Who used to sing the song ... "If we have something we're posed to share" ... ?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Family Trivia Question of the Week

Who opened doors, stole desserts, and did everything else no one would admit to?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Can you find...?

Can you find one of Mom and Dad's children in this picture? Good luck.

Quote for the Week

"The presence of God's Spirit is the divine assurance that we are headed in the right direction. It is God's seal, his attestation to us that he is serious about saving us. Indeed, the same Spirit that eventually seals us up unto eternal life places a seal of approval upon our lives here and now. Though the fulness of the blessings of eternal life are not available until the world to come, the peace and rest and hope that are harbingers of those unspeakable blessings can and should be ours in this world. --- Robert L. Millet and Lloyd D. Newell

Movie Quote

Which movie is this quote from? and for extra points, you said it?

"A scratch....your arm's off!"

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Banana Seed

Anybody want to comment?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hymn for the Week


Does the journey seem long, The path rugged and steep? Are there briars and thorns on the way?
Do sharp stones cut your feet As you struggle to rise To the heights thru the heat of the day?

Is your heart faint and sad, Your soul weary within, As you toil 'neath your burden of care?
Does the load heavy seem You are forced now to lift? Is there no one your burden to share?

Let your heart be not faint Now the journey's begun; There is One who still beckons to you.
So look upward in joy And take hold of his hand; He will lead you to heights that are new---

A land holy and pure, Where all trouble doth end, And your life shall be free from all sin,
Where no tears shall be shed, For no sorrows remain. Take his hand and with him enter in.


Let's throw out the word gladiolas and see what it conjures up.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Quote for the Week

"There is no obstacle too great, no challenge too difficult, if we have faith." ---President Gordon B. Hinckley

Scripture for the Week

Matthew 17:20

Monday, January 5, 2009

Family Trivia Question of the Week

What was the name of our dog that had one blue eye and one brown eye?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Who is this????

I asked Mom and Dad who this was, since there was no name on the picture, or year, but they didn't know. So I have decided to post it on the blog and see if my siblings can help me out on this. Personally, I think it is Gordon, but I don't know.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Whitby Enters the MTC

Whitby entered the MTC on Wednesday, December 31st--just in time for New Year's Eve! Here he is with Grandpa and Grandma Strong. He will leave for Australia on January 20th.