Here is number 10, Rathen, with his younger sister, Alexis, a member of the cheerleading squad, and his mother, Rebecca, posing for grandpa to take a picture after a game they won against Fountain Hills.
Earlier in September, we drove down to Thatcher, Arizona to attend a high school football game between Show Low and Thatcher. It gave us a chance to visit our granddaughter Breann Perkins, who is a student at Eastern Arizona Jr. College, and it gave us the opportunity participate in an endowment session in the new Gila Valley Arizona Temple. What a beautiful temple! That was a choice experience.
We also got to be with other family and friends who came to be at the game, which Show Low won easily. Our grandson Rathen had another good game as quarterback for the Show Low Cougars! He is headed for a record breaking season in 3-A football.
Drew and his dad, Rich Dalton, posing for grandpa to take a picture after the soccor game was over. Drew's team lost the match, but Drew scored a goal for his team near the end on a great play. What a guy!
Here is our grandson, Beau Williams, the newest Wolf in the cubpack in the linden Ward. What a handsome and bright young man he is! It is always a pleasure for us to be back in close contact with our grandchildren.
On September 23 we drove to Durango, Colorado for our reunion with our dear friends, Elmer & Sue Hodge of the Bedford Virginia Branch. They brought boxes of our personal things with them in their car. They were originally planning to meet us in Springville, Utah where they planned to visit members of their family, but then their daughter and family decided to join them for a tour of sites in the 4 Corners region. So, we agreed to meet them in Durango.
Here we are, seated outside an ice cream parlor in downtown Durango, following a stroll along the main avenue, visiting the many little shops and having lunch at one of the downtown restaurants.
It was great, seeing them once again. It was so kind of them to care for our things we had to leave behind when we departed from our missionary assignment in Bedford and to transport them out to Colorado for us. We still have some other items stored at their home. We plan to make a trip in the Springtime and finally retrieve them all.