Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Husband and the Centipede

Once upon a time, in a world far away, a husband and wife were soundly sleeping.  Now, the wife does not sleep well during the summer because of the horrible hot flashes.  On this night, the wife finally fell asleep, only to hear a yell and feel a jump out of the bed.  While the husband jumped, he yelled "I've been bit"!!!  and the sheets were flying, only to find nothing.  The wife moved the comforter to see a site like no other---a centipede!!  The husband grabbed some TP and sent the centipede on the ride of his life.  He then became paranoid that he was poisoned!!  Out came google and research began....He then got up and went into the family room and iced the area and just stewed.  When morning came, the wife asked to see where the injury occurred.  A spot was no where to be found---but it "still burns"....

Finally all is well....and the husband is cured!!!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Communication

Today in Sacrament meeting, the topic was ancestors and how they have imparted their knowledge, feelings, experiences, etc. to us.  Using a pen and paper or storytelling was their only method.  When you think of  the cavemen and generations prior to the pen and paper, we see petroglyphs as a method of communicating.

As Angie Nelson was speaking, I was thinking of how easy we have it now......Everyone with an internet connection has the ability to have a free blog and it can me made private, so that your innermost feelings are just yours. 

I thought of the news story that I heard this week....schools are not teaching cursive writing,  Research has found that with the computers and electronic methods of communication, it is not needed.  Isn't that sad?? I find myself writing less and less and using the computer more and more. 

Letters will soon be a thing of the past.  We get an email from Will every week, and a hand written letter about every 6 weeks.  In the past, missionary families were lucky to only hear from their missionaries every 6 weeks, if that often.  If we do not hear by noon on a Monday, we begin to wonder what is happening.....then I think of missionary families of only a few years ago....and I realize how lucky we are.

With social networking, Will's first pension, Alex, became my friend on Facebook.  I was able to check on Will every so often.  It is amazing that through our computers we have almost instant access to someone 15 hours away by plane!!  Alex and I became friends, and I hope that our family has been able to help his family with their future and he has helped our son become a great missionary!!