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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Queens Version of Payson's Walmart



Our corner store is about 25 feet wide and 25 feet deep, and I believe it has everything that Payson's Walmart has, minus the food.  I think the owner of this store must be a brother to the owner of the store next door because it has all the grocery part of Walmart.  I'm not saying that I am a fan of Walmart, it just where you go in Payson if you need something.

Today I needed to mail our January grandchildren's birthday cards.  The mail delivery person only delivers-does not pick up.  So I walked to the bank to get change and then walked another mile to the mailbox.  I don't see how anyone in Queens could be overweight because the kitchens are too small to cook in and you have to walk to everything.

This morning we went to look for a new apartment for the AP's (Assistants to the President).  We learned a new term "railroad" apartment.  Can you guess what that means?  I thought it meant that it was close to railroad tracks, some trains running within yards of an apartment, but no.  It refers to an apartment that is about 20-25 feet wide and 2 or more stories high.  The rooms run into each other with no walls or hallways.  You open the front door to a living room, which runs into a office, which runs into the bedroom, which runs into the bathroom- and there is actually a door on the bathroom which is the only door in the house!

Take a moment and reflect on your many blessings.  You might say, "Well, I have been successful.  Just look what I have accomplished."  Think again....you did not accomplish anything by yourself.  Your Heavenly Father has a hand in everything you do.  You have been given gifts, maybe a good mind, a loving spirit, a beautiful voice, etc.   If you follow His commandments, you will be blessed.

6 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, you two are sounding just like senior missionaries. When you get back, we'll never hear then end of it . . . and then you'll up and leave again!!

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  2. Looks like a fun shopping experience. What interesting experiences you are having. Life will never be the same after this mission.

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  3. I agree with Kris. What wonderful experiences and life will never be the same. Glad you are writing all these down... :)

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  4. I agree with Kris. What wonderful experiences and life will never be the same. Glad you are writing all these down... :)

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