Wednesday, August 22, 2007

So long to the singles!

never thought this day would come! outta the singles ward forever! i mean, i'll miss the testimony meetings (hardly). I personally think the bishop should limit individuals to 3 testimonies a year….seriously….every month??? Give me a break… can only listen for so long before you start wishing you had that bag packed full of games and puzzles your mom faithfully provided for you every week to play with during sacrament…those were the days…I always looked forward to those fruit snacks and zip locked bags of cereal and cookies (especially if they were E.L. Fudge).

So onto the new ward…I think we are in the Grandview 2nd ward…but I could be mistaken…we’ve only been there a few weeks, due to the honeymoonin and other such amazing vacations, however, from what I have seen so far…this ward is going to be fantastic.

This is what has happened so far…I’ll begin with our organ player. He could honestly be leaving us any day by this point…. and he sticks solely to one of two tempos: unbearably slow, or ridiculously quick…. frequently surprising the congregation with a transition mid verse.

We also had the opportunity to sit next to the oldest member of the congregation on our first meeting as well…and boy did we have an exciting sacrament passing. I passed the water tray to him and the woman next to him clasped the tray while he partook of the water. Reaching his shaking hands toward one of the cups, his thumb and pointer finger took the closest cup while the 3 remaining mud-covered fingers each took a dip into another cup. I felt so terribly, but I almost couldn’t hold back from laughing…especially when I watched matthew’s eager face follow the tray in anticipation to see who would be the unlucky soul to partake of the “soiled” cups…for those whom the regrettable circumstance fell upon, fortunate for them it was blessed holy water.

Lastly we had the occasion to attend a gospel doctrine class taught by our next door neighbor. Little did we know we were in for a real treat. We entered the classroom forewarned that attendance would be slim, and we soon found out why…
Minutes after our arrival to class a larger woman entered the classroom, immediately headed for the air conditioning control box. She didn’t hesitate a second putting that appliance to the extreme test. I believe that I barely survived a serious hypothermia incident…one woman in particular, after withstanding minutes and minutes of teeth chattering and shivering, couldn’t take it anymore and actually left the class (I guess there could have been other reasons as to why she may have left, but I am 99.9% certain it was due to the uninhabitable weather conditions…

Well thus commences our first week with the newlywed and nearly dead…

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