Saturday, May 20, 2017 – Ray & Debbie to Lincoln Museum, Temple Sealings, Sunset Rehearsal on Stage
Today Sis. Johnson’s sister and husband, Debbie & Ray Quist, drove to the state capital, Springfield ILL. to tour the historic Lincoln home and the Lincoln Museum. They had a great time seeing everything about the history of Abraham Lincoln. Sis. Johnson and I made the same trip last summer and thoroughly enjoyed it too.
Debbie and Ray got back to Nauvoo in time to go to the Temple with us and do sealings for some of the ancestors Amanda (Debbie & Ray’s daughter that passed away in April) had already researched and started some of the proxy work for. It was a privilege to be in the temple giving service to those on the other side of the vale, especially knowing that our precious Amanda is there with them now watching us complete the work she started.
This evening we had another rehearsal for “Sunset by the Mississippi” but for the first time we were on the real “Sunset Stage.” Until now we’ve had all of our rehearsals indoors at the Pageant building so today was special because we had a better feel for our positions, blocking, routines, etc.
It is very scary though, we will be performing live on this very stage in only a week from today. And, we will only have one more rehearsal before opening night. We sure looked unorganized and even confused at times. I sure hope this all comes together so we can put on a good show we can all be proud of.