Friday, October 28, 2011
Meredith, Brandon, and Gunner invited me to go to the pumpkin patch with them and it was so much fun! We checked out the hay bale climbing structures, the slide, the petting zoo, and the many different varieties of pumpkins of course! Every standard pumpkin cost $1 --there were white, variegated, and pumpkin pie pumpkins. I bought three of the pumpkin pie pumpkins and actually cooked down the pumpkin and made one pie. There was sufficient pumpkin to freeze some in order to make more pies, cookies, and bread through the upcoming holiday season. President Carlile keeps very busy with the missionaries going and coming in the stake, and this past week he set apart Elder Kraig Farrar to go on his mission to Brazil. We enjoyed an open house for Elder Farrar at his home, sponsored by his wonderfully supportive family. Stake Conference was last weekend and had one missionary couple (our friends the Bastings) speak who will be going to the Winnipeg, Canada Mission and another couple report who had served in the Cove Fort, Utah Mission. Yesterday I chaperoned Jason to a J. Reuben Clark Law Society lunch meeting he had in downtown Portland. While I was passing time waiting for his meeting to finish, I made my first visit to the famous Voo Doo Donut shop in the heart of Old Town Portland. What an interesting field trip! Within just an hour of time, I was approached by two homeless individuals! The combination of them with the numerous working professionals provided an interesting contrast. This scenario brought back memories of my single days when I worked in Portland in the Dekum building for George Schwarz Interior Design. This is the same exact part of downtown Portland where I launched my commerical interior design career when I moved there in 1974. Lots of changes since then, but Portland is still a beautiful and diverse city and I love it.
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