We got up early yesterday morning to drive out to Riddle and assist our ward members in clearing weeds and cleaning head stones. It was a really good turn out – I thought, but didn’t seem well organized as there were several of us kind of doing our own thing without specific direction. It’s a huge job. Two hours was not enough.
The young women and achievement day girls will be returning on Wednesday with cameras and writing pads to record information to put on grave websites and hopefully make somebody’s family history a little more exhilarating as he or she discovers relatives who may be buried in Riddle, Oregon.
We returned home for a while. Roland frosted and decorated the cake that he had made on Friday night. I made two scrapbook pages on the computer and had become quite frustrated with the slowness of the computer. It makes AOL dial-up seem speedy.
I put some ingredients together and put my beans in the oven to bake them. I took them out just before we left the house to get in the car. The beans were quite hot, and I actually burned myself when I went to set them aside while trying to get my seat belt on. Yowsa! I can still feel the heat. I am certain to have a scar.
We joined our ward family members at the pool – where first there was a barbeque dinner. As usual, there were more desserts than anything. I think everybody who attended may have brought more than one dish. I know we did. We enjoyed the company of a few of the adult members as the children started filing into the pool.
My leg ached where the beans had burned. The heat from the sun was not helping. After a while I went into the pool just to cool off my leg.
So a service project, a barbeque and pool party – first ward activity that we attended since living in Oregon.