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Last Sunday at the Branch

Our last Sunday at the Branch was emotional. We will miss our Pennsylvania Family and our wonderful missionary experience.

Gathering after church to celebrate the latest baptism and confirmation.

Gathering after church to celebrate the latest baptism and confirmation.

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Eating, of course, while visiting.

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We will miss these special friends.

A final picture with our Branch President, President Brown

A final picture with our Branch President, President Brown

 

 

Last Palmyra Temple trip and Historic Sites visit

We had a wonderful trip with Branch Members to the Palmyra Temple. We will miss this wonderful area and the special spirit that is here.

We took some friends to see the Church Historical Sites in Palmyra.

Palmyra trip

Visiting the print shop where the Book of Mormon was printed.

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Looking at an advertisement for the original Book of Mormon in the local newspaper.

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Lots of exhibits to see.

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Looking at the printing presses.

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Folding “Signature” pages . . . the first 16 pages of the Book of Mormon

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Everyone gets a chance.

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Doing a great job of folding a big sheet into pages to go in a book.

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Looking at the Sacred Grove from the kitchen door of the Joseph Smith house. Notice the great garden right out the kitchen door . . . handy for FRESH vegetables.

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Dick and Doris get preferred treatment.

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Dick and Doris sitting on a bench in the Sacred Grove.

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We love these wonderful people.

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Temple trips and visiting historical sites are special memories.

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Viewing the “Christus” at the Visitors Center.

A Farewell Dinner and Acitivity for Elder and Sister Jackson

We had an enjoyable evening with many of our friends and Branch Family. There were 107 people that attended. WOW!

Great visiting

Great visiting

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Lots of friends to talk to.

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Sandy Fischer, one of the cooks grilling the Chicken . . . a favorite of Sister Jackson’s

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Elder Jackson visits as more people arrive.

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A group of our friends from Broad Acres came to join us.

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What a great surprise to see them . . . and transit for Elder Jackson

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Everyone enjoyed visiting.

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Old friends get reacquainted.

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Hellen and Justin drove all night to be with us. They are sitting with Sister South.

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It was fun for friends to sit together.

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Some were sad that we are leaving.

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Our Stake President and his wife and some of their children came.

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Sister Jackson visits with Sister Hoffman and one of the twin babies.

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Talking with friends.

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It was wonderful to see friends that we don’t get to see often.

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Talking with Sister Black

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We will miss our friends

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Lots of people and good conversation

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Watching a video of memories of the last 22 months while waiting in line for the food.

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A special table for the children.

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Sister Jackson and Sister Williams

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Sister Black and Sister Jackson

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The Primary children sang a song with the sign language that Sister Jackson taught them.

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They gave Sister Jackson a teddy bear.

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The sisters learned to do quilt blocks . . . but were really making a beautiful quilt for Sister Jackson. NO ONE TOLD! IT WAS A SURPRISE.

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Cassie and her mom sang a duet.

We will miss everyone. We look forward to coming back to visit.

Quilts for the Sisters

The Sisters have been providing service helping Sandy Fischer make quilts for families to have for emergencies and for rest homes in the area. Sandy also had them cut quilt squares and then she made quilt tops for a quilt for each Sister. We had a branch activity to tie the quilts. The results are below.

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Working on Sister Black’s quilt.

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Sister Williams works on her quilt.

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Lots of hard work going on.

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Everyone is working hard and having fun.

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Sister Black is working hard.

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Looking at all the quilts that have been made.

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We love the Sisters.

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Good results from hard work. We love to be together.

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Brother Pomeroy was helping with the food.

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Sister Black’s quilt all finished.

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Inspecting the finished quilts and taking pictures . . . of course.

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The happy quilters.

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Lots of beautiful quilts.

August 2013 Arrives in Style

The Branch is pretty much cutting out activities for the month so that people can spend time with family, get ready for school, and basically regroup!

August 2013 Happenings Board

August 2013 Happenings Board

We have had fun giving service with the Sister Missionaries and making quilts for babies, rest homes, emergencies, etc. Sandy Fischer is the genius behind the project.

 

The Sisters tying a quilt.

The Sisters tying a quilt.

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Check out the stack of completed quilts in the background.

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Sandy is busy putting together another top.

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Looks like some pretty serious work going on.

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Of course Sandy has fixed us an incredible lunch.

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Larry and Elder Jackson join us for the food.

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Another quilt to tie.

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We love to serve.

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Sandy cuts out new drapes for her bedroom.

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Sister Williams gets a chest ready to cover with fabric.

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Notice the beautiful GREEN behind her. It is sooooo pretty here.

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Sandy put together the top of the window treatment. Notice the pretty quilt . . . all tied.

Completed and ready to put in the bedroom.

Completed and ready to put in the bedroom.

We went to visit Sister South with the Sisters and she fed us well.

We love to visit Sister South.

We love to visit Sister South.

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Elder Jackson helps with the dishes.

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Always delicious food in an adorable house.

 

 

 

 

 

Branch activity at the Patt’s Camp

We had a wonderful group that drove to the Patt’s Camp area and enjoyed the beauty, food, and company.

Walking up to the small lake area.

Walking up to the small lake area.

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Lots of time to visit and walk.

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And of course, have intense conversations.

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It was worth the walk.

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I can see fish, can you?

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There is even a gazebo.

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Elder Jackson likes it.

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Four-wheeling is fun!

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Coming back from the lake.

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Time for Food.

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The Sisters help in the Kitchen.

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They really get into the task.

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Getting the food off the grill.

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We love to eat and visit.

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We love to get together.

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It is fun to be with friends and family.

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Fun for families.

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Hello from Brooklyn.

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Friends and food and four-wheelers everywhere.

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And “HI” from Jess.

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The kitchen is full too.

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Plenty of yummy foods.

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Tables all around and plenty of good conversation.

Branch Activity – Pioneer Celebration Picnic

To celebrate Pioneer Day we had a Branch picnic. It was fun and we had a good group in attendance.

Gathering for the picnic.

Gathering for the picnic.

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Lots of friends to visit with.

 

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And of course, plenty of delicious food.

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A happy group.

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Families and friends.

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Great cooks!

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Many to visit with.

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New friends to meet.

 

 

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We love to eat.

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And visit while we are eating.

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Many friends gather.

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Enough food for everyone.

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We filled up the park area.

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Everyone enjoyed each others company.

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Perfect weather.

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For eating and visiting.

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Singing . . .

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Eating . . .

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and being with friends.

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A beautiful park to relax in.

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Time for fun and games.

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Tug of war.

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the other end of the rope.

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Ready, set, go!

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Playing tag.

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And grab the sock . . .

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Some are just toooooo fast.

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All are determined.

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Watch out behind you!

July’s Linger Longer

We love our Linger Longer’s. It is fun to visit and of course eat!

The Sisters enjoy visiting.

The Sisters enjoy visiting.

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Everyone likes to talk.

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And smile for the camera.

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The food is great!

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Even the little ones love it.

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All ages visit.

 

July begins with FIREWORKS!

Branch Happenings for July 2013

Branch Happenings for July 2013

Families gather on the church lawn to wait for the fireworks.

Families gather on the church lawn to wait for the fireworks.

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Plenty of time to visit while we wait for it to get dark.

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This cute Elder Jackson keeps getting into my pictures . . . well, he is just always there in front of the camera. He must be my camera magnet.

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The Sisters join us as friends gather for the activity.

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Some came dressed for the occasion.

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Lots gathered to celebrate.

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Finding little frogs everywhere . . . still waiting for the fireworks show to start.

 

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The cutest Elder in the whole mission!

Plenty of fireworks!

Plenty of fireworks!

We had a wonderful July evening with the Quimbys at their camp at Ives Run camp ground. Good food, good company, and beautiful scenery.

Getting the fire ready for the barbeque.

Getting the fire ready for the barbeque.

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Elder Jackson supervises

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A beautiful campground

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Getting the food ready in this cool “keep the bugs off the food” covering.

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We love the beauty of Pennsylvania

June 2013 Linger Longer

Our June Linger Longer was wonderful. We have GREAT cooks in our Branch.

Of course, there is plenty of participation.

Of course, there is plenty of participation.

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There is always someone ready to hold a baby. This was the last activity for the Call family. They are moving and we will miss them.

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Food and talk . . . a great combination.

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We enjoy visiting together.

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Friends love to visit.

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And of course there is plenty of delicious food.

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We could stay all day.