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They released me as ward organist today. I was thinking it has been 10 years, but it has only been 8.  Eight years I’ve served as the Palmyra Ward Organist.  My calling started September 20th, 2009.  That’s 8 years and 1 month.

They called Sister Lynda Ingold as the organist.  She will do an excellent job.  I had a feeling she’d be called.

Squash x 3

Dinner is squash x 3 today.  We are having spaghetti squash in place of pasta.  On top of that we will have a butternut squash sauce.  For dessert I am making a mock pineapple (zucchini) upside down cake.

Sisters Cahoon and Searle came for dinner.  They got a kick out of all the squash use in the meal.  Sister Searle hadn’t seen the food storage, so we took them in to the basement to see it.

Rebecca and Steve

My daughter Rebecca met a young man online.  He’s visiting her.  She called and we talked.  It sounds like Steve’s a really nice guy.


I’ve been on this Mentos craving lately.  Did you know they make caramel Mentos?

They do.  I bought some, and I’m not impressed.  They are like an inside-out Milk Dud.. .but not as good.

Now, the spearmint Mentos are my favorite.  While I am not a huge fan of peppermint, of all the peppermint candies, I like Mentos.

I think it is the texture.

Sister Embley

Sister Embley

We learned tonight that Sister Emberly is going home Tuesday.  These missionaries just fly through here.  She will be missed.  It works out nicely that we fixed a really nice meal tonight.  Dinner consisted of London Broil, salt potatoes, stuffed mushrooms (with blush sauce and a 3-cheese sauce on top of that), grilled zucchini and Swiss chard from our garden.

We took a few pictures outside.  I need to post them in the parents’ Facebook group.

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Sisters Murdock and Embley

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Me, Elizabethe and Sister Embley


Visitor Decline

I noticed a huge visitor decline this Sunday.  We still had lots of visitors, but not as many as we have the last 6 weeks.  Comes Labor Day it will drop even more.  Then, comes November 1st, it drops to only a couple each week.

Brother and Sister Hunt (he’s a high counselor) spoke in church.  I really enjoy hearing them speak.  She’s a convert of about 1 1/2 years, and his talks are always right-on.

He mentioned a new stake initiative that will be aimed at helping people find work and start businesses.  The first of such meetings will be while I’m traveling on Route 66.

Challenge from Missionaries

Our challenge from the missionaries was to write down what we learned as we read the scriptures.  This morning’s reading was from Lamentations.  Elizabethe brought up a good point.  It seems the Jews believed and had prophets up until Christ came.  What happened?  Why did they stop having prophets?

While this was more of an observation, it is a good question for one of my Jewish friends.

Conklin Gully

Conklin Gully

I finally visited Conklin Gully which is just outside Naples, New York.  There wasn’t a lot of water there, and because I was by myself, I didn’t venture too far from the road.

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Conklin Gully

It was listed in a web site about waterfalls, but I guess you have to visit when there’s more water at the top of the hill.

After returning home Elizabethe and I went to the Wegman’s in Canandaigua to try out the Burger Bar.  While it wasn’t what I was expecting (I was expecting something more like Fudrucker’s), it was VERY GOOD.  (Which is what I would expect from Wegman’s.)

I did not order a burger, and neither did Elizabethe, what we did order was delicious.  I went for the cheese and steak sandwich with zucchini fries.  Elizabethe went for the chicken, avocado, BLT with sweet potato fries.  Both of our fries were crispy on the outside and tasted fresh on the inside.

We will be going back!

Yes, I did pick up those LED bulbs at Home Depot today.  They had a full complement of 5000K lights as well as 4000K and 3200K.

Now if I could get them to carry 5000K flat panels and T-8 110v tubes I’d be all set.

Zucchini Chow Mein

Zucchini Chow Mein

I decided to make Zucchini Chow Mein   for dinner.  Yeah, talk about low-carb healthy.  What has gotten in to me?

I saw a cooking show where a woman had this device that turned zucchini in to long strips.  I have a mandolin, why not use it and just make short strips?

I did and it turned out quite yummy.  I put the zucchini in the bottom of the bowl and drizzled oyster sauce over the top, and then I topped that with a mixture of shredded veggies and port with hoisin sauce.


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Zucchini Chow Mein

Sisters Jones and Stoddard were our dinner guests, and Sister Jones was really excited about our Lord of the Rings glasses, so I took a picture of her holding one of them.  (I also did some closeups for her.  I just need to remember to print them.)

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Sisters Jones and Stoddard

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Sister Jones and a Lord of the Rings glass

The sisters returned later that evening to teach our friend David.  We had a nice discussion about temples and the reason why we have them.

Web Site and Retouching Work

Most of my day was spent working on my web site redesign (http://www.dbwalton.com/galleries) and client retouching work.  The web redesign required a lot of waiting while files Ftp’d to my host, and so retouching was interspersed.

It also rained on and off all day.  I did manage to pick a huge basket of bell peppers.  Elizabethe then chopped and made sweet pickle relish.  We had never tried the recipe, but it turned out like a jam if was so thick.  It will go good with cream cheese and bagels or crackers.

Came evening, I was in the mood for some zucchini bread.  We didn’t have any zucchini, but we had several delacata squashes.  I shredded one of those and made two loaves.    I added pecans and raisins and I’m glad I did.  That bread tastes wonderful.

Getting Ready for Our Trip

I’m taking Elizabethe to Niagara Falls tomorrow (both U.S. and Canada).  She hasn’t been there yet, and so we’re going for an overnighter.

During the packing I couldn’t find my nice coat.  Ever lose, or misplace, a nice coat?  It’s kind of disconcerting.  You think how you’ll find one you like as much as the one you lost, and it is driving me nuts as to where it might have been left.

Elizabethe took some of the yellow squash and made some mock pineapple.  I was quite surprised that the stuff taste and has the texture of crushed pineapple.  AMAZING.  You can use yellow summer squash or zucchini!!!