Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017 – Pday, Blog Book, Brick Yard, The Promise, Rendezvous

For P-day I got to sleep in, I really needed that. Sis. Johnson and I did the usual P-day chores including shopping and I picked up a package in the mail room that I’ve been expecting. It was book #5 of 7 of my personal journal printed into a book by “Blog2Print.” This latest book covers the last three months, April 1st to June 30thof this year. Everything I put into my personal journal (which includes everything I post on Facebook) is printed into a beautiful 8 ½ X 11 full color hard back book.

We did manage to get out of our house and with our guests, Nathan & Valerie and Paul & Beth and their families, visited a few venues today. First we went to The Brick Yard where each of the children received their own personalized authentic “Nauvoo Brick” with their name embedded in the brick at the time it was fired. You should have seen their eyes light up when their name was read and they were handed their own personal brick.

Our next stop was at the performance by the YPM’s (Young Performing Missionaries) called, “The Promise.” This is another one of those “toe tapping,” fast paced, musical shows that tells a story of old Nauvoo based on real events. The 20+ YPM’s dance and sing to the joy and entertainment of young and old alike. Even though Sis. Johnson and I have seen the show a couple of times already; it is still a thrilling experience to watch it again.

 Like last night, this evening we had the pleasure of performing and entertaining our visiting family. Tonight Sis. Johnson and I performed the “Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo” vignette of “George & Agatha.” Wow, she is good, our family thoroughly enjoyed the show. Sis. Johnson’s performance was so good, during  and even after the show, our grandson, 4 year old Eldon, said to his mother, “Grandma isn’t being very nice to grandpa.” If you’ve seen the part of Agatha before, you know that our grandson’s comment is an understatement.

Not only did Nathan & Valerie and Paul & Beth and their families attend tonight’s show but Elder Kyle Johnson was also there and attended both shows as a “Standby” because he had no tickets. “Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo” and “Sunset by the Mississippi” are the best entertainment in town and best of all, they’re both free!

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