Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hafen Clan

JoAnn Hafen Granger sent these photos to wish Peter a Happy 80th Birthday.  
She herself spent her Birthday in Paris, France.  A dream come true. 

The Picture on the left is JoAnn, Donald and Peter
The picture on the right is Donald, Peter, their Uncle Bert and JoAnn 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

November 13, 1833 Leonid Meteor Shower

I've been reading Volume 1 of the Standard of Truth  published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  On page 193 it tells of the early Latter Day Saints observing a meteor shower.  "The stars seemed to cascade around them like a heavy summer rain.".  When the Prophet Joseph Smith observed the meteor shower he said.  "How marvelous are Thy works O Lord" as he remembered the New Testament prophecies about stars falling from the heavens before the Second Coming of the Lord. 
The most famous depiction of the 1833 actually produced in 1889 for the Adventist book Bible Readings for the Home Circle - the engraving is by Adolf Vollmy based upon an original painting by the Swiss artist Karl Jauslin, that is in turn based on a first-person account of the 1833 storm by a minister, Joseph Harvey Waggoner on his way from Florida to New Orleans. (photo and description taken from wikimedia commons)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Photos Shared by Les Seely USMC 1957

Les Seely: Mt. Fuji in back ground, the other are cold weather training-these were in 1956.  Ken Larsen, Reed Syndergaard and myself were here the same time.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Sanpete's Oolite Stone

    • This oolitic limestone chapel was designed by architect Richard C. Watkins of Provo and built between 1902-1911. John F. Bohlin supervised masons Jens J. Carlson, Jens. Sorensen and Lars Larsen. Emil Erickson and two men from Mt. Pleasant were the principal carpenters. The building cost $40,000 and was dedicated by Anton H. Lund, counselor to Joseph F. Smith on March 15, 1914. It was remodeled in 1939. An addition to the north, containing a cultural hall and other rooms, was constructed of matching limestone in the 1970s.This was the LDS church’s first preservation and addition to a chapel rather than replacing the historic building with a new chapel. It is currently listed among the LDS church’s top 15 historic buildings.


Manti Temple

Manti was settled by determined pioneers. They carved shelters for that first winter out of a hillside of creamy tan oolite; in the spring, they battled rattlesnakes for possession of the valley. And from that hill, they took the limestone to build their temple, fifth of the Church’s temples and third to be built in Utah.

Genealogy Quote

"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from."

~Alex Haley

L.D.S. Temple

L.D.S. Temple
Manti Temple