Friday, August 15, 2014

Picture of John and Mary Wardle

This is from Family Search.  I suggest going there directly and reviewing,  It was contributed by Joe Anderson.  I had never before seen a picture of John and Mary Wardle so I had to share this.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Dianna Wardle (my sister) and Mark Norman

Dianna (my sister) waited for Mark while he was on his mission.  I came across this letter written to my mother from Taiwan.  It was sent by Elder Norman.  It is a very nice letter, and expressed much sentiment and gratitude for Dianna.  (I am not sharing the contents of the letter, which would be for them to choice if they want to share.)
Many young women commit to wait; very few actually do.  My wife waited, but when her boyfriend returned home, he had grown out of love and broke her heart.  Dianna waited, and married her missionary.
Dianna had big plans, and put together many things in anticipation of her marriage.  Most of the two years Mark was gone, she was putting things away, dishes, linens, silverware.  By the time they were married, she had everything she needed to run a home.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ileen Wright Wardle Served in the Logan Temple

My mother was very proud of her service in the Logan Temple.  She hadn't planned on being released, but she fell and broke her neck and could not continue.  She often played the organ and had binders of prelude music to play.  She also served as a veil worker and played the organ, before is was automated.

My mom kept this picture of the temple presidency called in 2002.  Gary Clawson is from Hyrum, and we were in the same ward, Hyrum 2nd, before the dividing started.  My mom often talked of President Vaughn Featherstone with affection.