Monday, June 30, 2014


It has been a long time since we had our P-Days in the chapel. Elder Allen wanted to make the missionaries pancakes in Sheffield B zone. So we invited everyone in the zone to come to Sheffield 1 chapel. To get them all there we needed to help transport missionaries there. So he dropped me off a manor top and I started walking to the chapel. It is amazing what you miss when you drive versus when you walk.
 My brother's name is Ernie so I had to take this photo. 
 There are all kinds of different flowers here that are so colorful.
 They loved playing chair football. Someone had a soft football so we were allowed to play. 

This is comfort food for our american missionaries.There is nothing like a good old pancake and Elder Allen's homemade Rocky Mtn Syrup or raspberry jam.

 Relaxing during the Tea hour before appointments. 
 Someone did get hurt but it is all good

Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Yorkshire

What it means everywhere else: A profound, passionate, romantic affection for another person.
What it means in Yorkshire: A stranger whose name you don’t know.

What it means everywhere else: Wild, web-footed, swimming birds, native to lakes and ponds of Britain.
What it means in Yorkshire: A stranger whose name you don’t know (when you’re in Sheffield).

What it means everywhere else: Evening meal.
What it means in Yorkshire: Lunch

What it means everywhere else: Hot drink brewed from tea leaves.
What it means in Yorkshire: Evening meal.

What it means everywhere else: Anything above 15 degrees Celcius.
What it means in Yorkshire: Anything above 5 degrees Celcius

What it means everywhere else: A season lasting from May–August.
What it means in Yorkshire: The August bank holiday weekend.

What it means everywhere else: People from privileged backgrounds, usually part of the upper classes.
What it means in Yorkshire: Anyone who pronounces their ‘T’s.

What it means everywhere else: A rounded handle on a door, a dial on a piece of electronic equipment.
What it means in Yorkshire: An idiot.

What it means everywhere else: A sweet dessert, usually eaten after a main course.
What it means in Yorkshire: A savory bowl-shaped cake, filled with roast beef and gravy.

What it means everywhere else: The beginning of a question.
What it means in Yorkshire: A friendly greeting.

What it means everywhere else: A female name.
What it means in Yorkshire: Good-bye.

Theses were a bit different and hard to get use to. They would say "Are you alright?" I did not what to say to that. What they were saying is "How are you?" Once I understood then "I was alright."

Saturday, June 28, 2014


Jan let me borrow a 1940's dress, sweater and basket to wear to Armed Forces Day in Cleethorpe. I love to dress up and this was really fun. Someone said I looked like Mary Poppins.
 Instead of driving we took the train which was lots of fun. 

 We got some funny looks.
 This is Simon a friend of Jan and Mick's who was dressed up as an ARP.

 Strawberries and cream, yummy! We are trying to eat healthier. 
 Jan and her mint tea.
I told Elder Allen that if I was serving in this town today I would come down town where all the people are to go finding. So who do we run into? Elder Parker and Elder Kearney. Elder Parker is from down south somewhere here in England. He goes home in four weeks. His parents are coming to pick him up. Elder Kearney is from Ireland. He served in Sheffield 2 when we first got here last August. We treated them to Fish and chips. He was great to see them. 

This sign says, "Roger Carlisle Gott licensed to pull teeth and the sale of Alcohol on and off the premises." I wonder if he is good a pulling teeth and if he is does he drink alcohol at the same time?

This was their parade of a few truck and a marching band. Much different then the 4th of July parade in Heber with fire trucks and water hoses.  It lasted about ten minutes.

This penny is what they would give mothers of a fallen solder. You can see this is the penny of James Porter.
 There was a fly by of 1940's planes. 
 It was a long day but oh so fun. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014


It had been a long time since we have been to a bomb fire to roast marshmallows. Because we have a costco card and that is where you can get marshmallows the sister invited us to come roast marshmallows at a less active members home. Elder Allen forgot to change out of his suit, now he smells like a bomb fire. Either he airs it out or gets is cleaned. We had lots of fun and tried not to burn the marshmallows to bad. 

Sister Beesley and Sister Stromberg enjoying a feast of marshmallows


We start our day by walking around this lake every morning. There is this mini train that little kids can ride on. We have looked for almost a year and never saw it running until today. I guess it only runs on a bright sunny day like today. 
For the past two weeks there has been bird poop and feathers all over the place. Kevin, who is a bird watcher whom we met while walking, said the birds are losing their feathers and can't fly for three weeks. People bring their families to the lake for picnic and there is not place to sit or play on grass because of the bird poop. Soon they will get new feathers and be flying off. 
 Kevin our bird watching friend. 

There are birds every where you look. 

Monday, June 23, 2014


The zone leaders from Sheffield A were having a zone activity in Chesterfield. They asked Elder Allen to come make pancakes for them. He made his famous rocky mountain syrup for the missionaries to take home. 
 These two elders use to be companions. Elder Misselwitz and Elder Hoxha.
 Elder Brown and Elder Misselwitz are companions now. 
 Elder Mullin and Elder Larson. 
 Elder Allen is telling a hunting story. They love to hear his stories. 
 Sister Cunningham is from Scotland. 
 Elder Hillock from Lehi, Utah.
 Elder Groll, Elder Wells, and Elder Misselwitz. 

 Elder Shurtliff, Elder Dutry, Elder Kiikko and Elder Allen
 Elder Rodrigues Teixeira is from Cape Verde is relaxing eating popcorn.