Tatamagouche, Musquodoboit, Shubenacadie, Kejimkujik, Whycocomaugh, Mi'kmaq - The list goes on of places in the province of Nova Scotia. You have to speak Canadian to pronounce some of them correctly, ay. Once you've got them, they will stick with you, ay. Pictured at the left is what you see as you enter the Shubie Park, an area preserved as the Shubenacadie Canal. 4,000 years ago the Mi'kmaq Indians used this waterway, then in 1794 the governor of the province decided to make it a canal for economic purposes. This canal stretches from the Atlantic Ocean at Halifax, to the Bay of Fundy. It's construction began in 1826, with nine locks and two inclined planes to move boats through, and was used only fourteen years. It isn't functional anymore, as it was replaced by railroad about 1861.
There is a lovely walking path along the stretch of the canal in the Dartmouth area. We don't usually go for strolls in our Sunday best, but this day we visited with Sis. Roberts and she wanted to go for a walk. The weather was unusually nice, so we said "Whynot?"
Elder and Sister Tiffany (pictured at right) were photographed for t-shirts given us by Sis. Hart, one of the lady missionaries in the area. Her father, in Idaho, made these for us. How sweet is that?!
This is Elder Steed, one of our favorites, with Andrew Lacey (with the Savior approving), right before Andrew was baptized. Andrew was taught the gospel in Bridgewater then moved to Halifax. He is a very nice young man who has had a really hard family life. He loves the gospel and sees it as the most positive thing that has happened to him in his life. We've had a chance to spend some time with him, in meetings as well as giving him rides to church and activities.
This was our home in Mahone Bay when we lived in Nova Scotia, 1972-1975. It is up for sale again, but we'll pass it up this time. Many fond memories were made here. Even our daughter, Kirsten, was born when we lived here. Her nursery was at the back window, top floor.
Meet Andrea and Leilani Marie Pahulu. Andrea is the daughter of Roger and Anna Davison, very good friends who go way back from before E & S T were married. Her husband, Sauesi, is in Alberta, and Andrea and children are moving there next week to be with him. We love them and will miss them.
Sister T and sweet Leilani, enjoying each other's company. What are grandmothers for?
And, while we're all enjoying the baby and visiting in the living-room, Nanna Anna is in the kitchen cooking up another one of her great meals.
While we were visiting with Anna and family, we all went to Lunenburg to see the sights and walk through some of the gift shops. At right is a picture of the town as you would see if you came in on one of the many sailboats that dock here during the summer. Can you pick out the colors of the buildings?
On Tuesday morning at 6:45, we visited the early-morning seminary class of Sis. Irene Hirtle. These people are not her seminary students. These people are way too old! Irene invited us to stay at her home on Monday night so we wouldn't have to get up too early and drive down from Halifax to get to class on time. These pictures are of family at Family Home Evening.
Top picture is Brian and Irene Hirtle, Anita and her uncle Patrick Hirtle. At right is Martha Hirtle Hodginson and Gloria Hirtle Richards. There were others as well. We've been close friends with them for many years, and we had a very fun time.
Finally, we got a picture of the welcome sign to Sister T's hometown.
You probably weren't aware that there was such a museum, were you? Well, here it is - in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. If you can find the town, you'll be able to find the museum, because the town's not all that big!
In fact, here's what it looks like as you cross the bridge coming into the thriving metropolis of downtown Liverpool, Nova Scotia - "the escape from the usual".
This is our nephew, Dave, hard at work in building some raised garden beds. Handsome dude, ay?
|Elder William R. Walker -|
First Quorum of the Seventy