|Lily liked this picture of her the best.|
After dinner at the reunion, Grandma and I sat at a table and just visited about our lives and illnesses and testimonies of God's timing and Jesus' grace. I found her to be one of my kindred spirits. Oh, and I just had to get her potato salad recipe! She told me that the recipe is published in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Recipe booklet. We literally conversed until bedtime.
Grandma Blad's All-American Famous Potato SaladIngredients:
- 4 medium Potatoes, boiled, skin removed, diced
- 6 medium Eggs, boiled, peeled, diced
- 1/4 of a large Onion, finely chopped
- 1 small jar Sweet Pickles, chopped, or sweet pickle relish
- To taste- Miracle Whip
- To taste- Salt and PepperCooking Directions:Combine all together in a salad bowl and chill. It is even better the second day.
A week or two later, Grandma Blad wrote to me telling me how much she enjoyed visiting with me at the Blad family reunion, and that she put my name on the prayer roll at the temple, and that she would love for us to come and visit them sometime and she would cook us a meal. I was touched, and I jumped on the chance to visit and partake of a home-cooked meal. I was in the middle of planning our trip to Vegas for the Guting reunion, so I arranged to stay with them for a night on our drive home. Their home is the perfect half-way point between our house and Vegas. Grandma Blad was so excited for our visit and she planned what she would fix for us to eat. She really spoiled us silly.
The next day was Sunday, and Grandma had breakfast all cooked up for us at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Grandpa was off to meetings at the church, so we ate the wonderful meal without him. She had fixed up homemade french toast, with homemade strawberry jam, bacon, and hash browns, milk, and juice. See? We were so spoiled.
We went to church at their Kanosh ward, and loved every minute of it. Then we came home, and grandpa joined us for a nice hearty lunch. Grandma made meatloaf, baked potatoes, layered green salad, corn from their garden, homemade rolls with homemade strawberry jelly. Seriously, I felt so at home and loved!
|Steve was the "prosbertyrian" preacher and also one of the puppeteers.|
|Amara wore a vest and was Joseph Smith.|
|Grandpa and I read the scripture accounts of the first vision.|
|Lily was another minister and also the pillar of light (holding the lantern).|
Maybe you could watch our F.H.E. and do your own rendition of the first vision. Or just watch ours and be a part of the great times we had! :)
|Another digital greeting by Smilebox|