Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – Kyle’s First Day, Plant & Mulch Visitor’s Center Flowerbeds, Temple Missionaries, Smith Family Cemetery,
Our grandson, Elder Kyle Johnson, doesn’t officially report for his Service Mission here at FM in Nauvoo until June 1st but since he is here with us and we didn’t want him to be bored at our house waiting for Thursday, we brought him to work with us today.
At the FM prayer meeting Kyle was asked to introduce himself to everyone and he did a very good job. Next he spent the whole morning working side-by-side with Sis. Johnson and I and did everything he was asked and more. Granted he was very tired at the end of the day but he worked hard without a single complaint. He’s going to be a great service missionary.
Again today we got a lot of help from Temple Missionaries who volunteered part of their P-day to work with us. They helped us plant a large flowerbed at the visitor’s center then they weeded and mulched a long flowerbed on Parley Street that is about 50 yards long that follows the fence line. All of these project would have taken the grounds staff a long time but with the help of the Volunteers we were able to finish all of them in only an hour. It’s great when volunteers come to help out.
Our final location of work was after lunch at the “Smith Family Cemetery.” And even though it is on land owned by the Community of Christ Church, it is still a sacred and hollowed spot. It is the final resting place of the Prophet Joseph Smith, his brother Hyrum, his wife Emma, his parents Lucy Mack & Joseph Smith Sr. We work together with the Community of Christ Church to keep the Cemetery beautiful for all of the guests that visit it.
This evening we had our regular “Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo” show to a sold out crowd and because there are so many people that want to see it, we had to put on a second show at 8:15 and that was a packed house too. The special event at tonight’s show was the debut of a Senior couple, Elder & Sis. Wilson, who performed the vignette of “Thomas & Elizabeth” for the first time.
What is interesting is that this is the only vignette where the Senior couple sing a duet without the reat of the cast singing along. Elder & Sis. Wilson pulled it off, they did a great job. They claim to “Not Be Singers” but they have beautiful voices and they were great.
Yesterday Charlotte and Charlie Quist were watching our performance of “Senior Moments” during our “Sunset by the Mississippi” show and Charlotte Videoed the last half on her smart phone. Soooo. . . We couldn't figure out how to capture the file to show here. Bummer!