Monday, May 22, 2017 – Debbie & Ray Leave, Mulch Women’s Garden Flowerbeds, Main St Terracotta planters, Rain
We had to say goodbye to Debbie and Ray this morning. They left early on their 1500 mile trip home but we sure enjoyed their visit here while it lasted. A lot of tear were shed as Sis. Johnson said goodbye to her sister.
We spent most of our work day covering the new flowers in the Women’s Garden with a thick layer of Mulch (Shredded Bark). The mulch helps the soil hold moisture and it serves as a barrier to prevent weeds.
Today we had a very large FM+ crew to help us. We had Elder & Sis. Spencer and Elder & Sis. Gordon. We also had Sis. Spradlin, Sis. Judd, Elder Pettit and Elder Hipple. They were an enthusiastic and hard working group. We got a lot done.
Just before lunch we took a break from mulching and headed over to the Cultural Hall to help Richard and the interns plant about 30 terracotta planters that line Main Street in front of the Cultural Hall. This project went very fast because there were so many of us helping plant. Once these terracotta planters have a chance to grow and mature, the street in front of the Cultural Hall will look great.
This evening we performed “George & Agatha” in Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo. Before the show and after the show we had special rehearsals with two of the YPM’s that are going to play the vignette, “Jimmy & Marie” with our cast. As “George & Agatha,” Sis. Johnson and I will be on stage with “Jimmy & Marie” because we appear in their vignette and they appear in ours. Wow, these young people are great actors and singers. It was a joy to be part of their rehearsal.