Good evening from Pennsylvania.....
Beginning with this chat I am e-mailing all the adult grandchildren, too. We arrived here last Monday but several hours late. We were delayed almost an hour leaving Pensacola because of a hurricane in the gulf. When we got to Atlanta we missed boarding our scheduled flight by just minutes. We had over an hour wait but they got us on the next flight. We have enjoyed being here.
Wednesday we all went to Washington D.C. I saw the nation's capital in 1981 with Cyndy but Dad had never been there. The highlights for me was the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and seeing the Iwo Jima Memorial. Two Marines were there to lower the old flag and fly a new one and that was a touching experience for me to see. We actually were able to take a tour of the Capitol building and I never expected to be able to do that. It was really an uplifting and enjoyable three days.
I love weather and I have not been disappointed. Today during Church it started to hail. We were in Sunday School class in the chapel and you could hear it beating on the roof. Class ended in about 5 minutes and I had to go to the door and look out. So did everyone else. I have never heard or seen such big hail in my life. It wasn't golf ball size but some of it was the size of a walnut. Even the native Pennsylvanians were surprised at all the hail in August. After Church there was a guy in the parking lot putting his business card on each car for dent removal. Sounds like an enterprising businessman ala' Len and Chuck. Dad could have only hoped for a little hail when we owned the body shop.
Tuesday we fly from Philly to Houston to Seattle to spend some time with Dennis and family. Two weeks from tomorrow we enter the MTC! I have neglected to add birthdays the last few weeks but I threw away my planner. Hard to imagine, I know, since I had it by my side for 15 years. But, while I am thinking of it I will mention the upcoming birthdays: Kayla will be 17 on the 14th......Spencer will be 17 on the 16th.......Jill will be 44 on the 19th......Dustin will be 33 on the 21st. On the 19th Alison and Paul celebrate 20 years of marriage. Time marches on.
Love and prayers.....Mom
PS...pictures are of us at the Potomac River and at the Capitol building
- Elder y Hermana Graff
- Guatemala City, Guatemala
- We have been called as missionaries with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to serve with the Perpetual Education Fund in the Central America Area. We are living in Guatemala City, Guatemala and we work at the area office. Our assignment is to visit with the Stake PEF Specialists in all seven countries, to train and assist them in this inspired program.