The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion

The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion
These kids know how to have fun!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A week for missionary visits

We've had the great pleasure of being able to visit with eight different missionaries whom we served with on the reservation. This past week has been awonderful and unexpected fun activity.

Kitchen in the Hattaway home
On Sat. Sept. 29, Paula and Sy Hope from Rexburg came down and stayed with us.  They had served in Chinle, and Kayenta  We had a great visit,  did a walk about our garden and played Kings Crown.  They left early the next morning to go to church in Denehotso, and then to visit friends all over the Rez. 

The next day, Monday, who should show up in Blanding but our 3 favorite CNA nurses from the mission: Sisters Klepecz, Harris, and Hunsicker.  They only stayed about an hour, as they had reservations on the Reservation (in Chinle.)  When they headed back to SLC on Thursday, we met them again in Cortez for lunch, along with the Hattaways from Mancos and had another good visit.  Afterwards we all drove out to Hattaway's place, and got to see their gigantic big barn/home and their 80 acres.  We learned from them that Elder Eagan had died, but still don't have any details as to why and when.  Later when writing to Sister Eagan I found out he had a heart attack, though he had no prior symptoms, and went very quickly.

It was only 23 steps up to their home on the top level!
That's how they stay young!
The very next day we got a phone call from one of the sisters who served in the West Spanish American Mission with me in 1965-66.  Sister Elizabeth Jones Palomino and her husband Walter were on their way through to visit their son in Grand Junction.  It has truly been a fun week to reminise about the mission field and the great people we knew there.  I didn't remember to take pictures of the first and last visit. 

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