Sunday, June 27, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom

Here is a tribute to Mom that Deanna wrote for her ward newsletter on Mother's Day:

Mom was never the woman trying on dresses at the mall, getting a pedicure at the salon, or pasting photos in a scrapbook. My mom could be found mowing the lawn, canning green beans, and hanging laundry to dry. (According to her, the only good thing about wind was that it dried the sheets quickly and made them smell sweet.) She clipped coupons, shopped sales, and made do with what she had. She was the woman who delivered meals to the sick, tended children---her own and other people's---planted a garden, mended torn clothing, washed sticky faces, put off getting a perm for "just one more week," and fell asleep reading bedtime stories. She never had a career, wrote a novel, got her nails done, or bought designer clothes. She balanced the checkbook, wrote letters, baked birthday cakes, and doled out hot bread and jam when we came home from school. She gave hugs, shared laughs, offered encouragement, and never stopped believing in the worth of her children. After nearly 88 years of living, she still prays for, works with, stands behind, cries over, and cheers on all ten of us. Happy Mother's Day, Mom (Happy Birthday). Because of you, I still hang my sheets out to dry when the wind blows.

---In honor of Lorraine Whitby Strong, my sweet mother and the woman I most admire and want to be like.

Thank you, Deanna, for such a wonderful tribute to our mother.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Flashback Friday

Does this picture bring back any memories?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Roof Repaired

This morning around 9:00, an elder in our ward, who does roofing for a living, showed up and repaired our roof for free. Me and Mom know that he will be blessed for his kindness to us.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Movie Trivia

In the movie AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, where were Nicky Verrante and Terri McKay going to meet?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mission Call

Kent & Jackie's son, Riley has received his mission call. He will be serving in the Bolivia Cochabamba Mission. He enters the MTC in Provo on Sept. 22. He will stay there for 3 weeks. Then he will spend the rest of his MTC time in the MTC in Peru. He is excited. Congratulations, Riley!!!

Who am I?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Destructive Wind

This is what it looked like during the BIG windstorm.

Flashback Friday

Who is driving the tractor?

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Windy Day

Mom's Roof after the Wind

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Addition to Ronald Strong Family

Tim and Tara had their baby boy on Monday, June 14. For information on how much he weighed, and a picture, go to Kendell & Jane's Family Blog. Their is a link to it on the right side of this blog. Keep scrolling down and you will find it. Congratulations, Tim and Tara!!!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Movie Trivia

In what Disney movie does the song "Let's Get Together" appear?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mom's Question

What was our tradition on Saturday nights in the 40s?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Flashback Friday

Does this bring back any memories?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mom's Garden

This is Mom's garden. In the bowl that is behind the pillar is spinach. In the other bowl is radishes.

Andy Griffith Show Trivia Question

A ritzy men's club invites Andy and Barney to come and have a look around. They ended up wanting Andy for the club, but not Barney. What was the name of the club?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Memorial Day

This is what Dad's grave looked like the evening of Memorial Day. The flowers came from Mom and I, Johnsons, & Davis'. We didn't even tell each other what colors we were getting.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Congratulations, Chase!!! Way to go!!!!

Movie Trivia

In the movie MARY POPPINS, who plays the part of Bert?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Flashback Friday

Does this bring back any memories?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Andy Griffith Show Trivia Question

Who does Andy pass Ernest T. Bass off as?