As far as life goes, it's been relatively uneventful. A few highlights include...
...completing Lucretia Hupper Mower's journal transcription. Here is one of her poems:
'Twas God who made this beautiful earth
And caus'd the flowers to grow
That brought the lofty mountains forth
And bade the streamlets flow
He made the sun to shine by day
The moon to rule the night
While stars pursue their shining way
And lend their lesser light.
He form'd the beast to roam the plain
The birds to skim the air
The fish to cleave the raging main
And make their dwelling there
He holds in his Almighty hand
All things that live and move
And rules upon the sea and land
By his eternal love.
...discovering in said journal a song entitled Little Barefoot (lyrics), which is similar to one of Thomas' partially completed songs:
"Will work for food" the man's sign said,
Along the side of the road.
Yet there were few who stopped and read
For the weather out there was too cold.
Had he a name and whence did he come?
The thought always crosses their mind.
But thought without action, nor action alone
Will never those answers find.
The signs are many, and by many deplored,
The trait of caring is ignored.
Is humanity, the love of man,
Simply a trifle we cannot afford?
So, my friends, it's up to you
no matter who or when
To read the signs and follow them
To help your fellow man.
"Stranded from home.
Any help, please"
A helpless woman's silent cry.
But no one truly sees
The plights in her life, the tears in her eyes
Attract only looks of scorn
Her family is somewhere but she's looked all her life
And the soles of her shoes are worn.
...watching Fires of Faith, a three-part BYUtv feature about the coming forth of the English Bible.
...attending Crazy for You, a Gershwin showpiece put on by the Copper Hills High Theatre and directed by Thomas' cousin:
|We were impressed by the acting and the sets|
|Bela Zangler "beside himself"|
|Us with the famous Morrells|
Anyway, see you next time! Have to go eat chocolate pudding...