...Michelle in Louisiana, I learned how to make yeast products, including 100% whole wheat bread. I think of you EVERY SINGLE TIME I test the water for hotness, just the way you taught me.
...Nicole Soh, I learned that if you're mad at your kids, and they need a good talking to, if you do it a mock growling voice, they think it's funny and that you're not that mean, but you still get your point across.
...Ruth Vitek, I learned that if you need to reprimand someone, like when my first husband borrowed your car and didn't replace the gas, it can be done in just the right way so that it comes out sounding like a joke. You smile, and laugh, and tease, and the message comes through loud and clear, but there are no hard feelings. What an amazing talent to share!
...Jerry's wife in Germany, I call my sons "Son". I heard you do it with your boy before I had one, and I thought that I would do the same if I ever had a boy. There's something about it that I just like.
...Bishop McClellan, I came to really know what the atonement of Christ meant in my life, and I changed it, and repented, and became a new person, "born again" so to speak.
...Jill Pratt, I know that it is easier to keep the sabbath day holy if one dresses appropriately throughout the day, not just for church.
...Rick Lambrect, my high school band director, I learned that 120 kids can be controlled effectively, but still respect you at the end of marching season.
...Dr. David Steiner, I can play Massanet's Meditation from Thais, because you asked me to accompany you as you played the violin at church. It's one of my all-time favorite works.
...Mark Mangum, I sometimes try to be the last person to let go in a hug.
...21-year-old daughter, who was perturbed that I only mentioned that I learned something about a toilet from you, I read John Robbin's "Diet For A New America", and it changed my life, and my health.
...Trini, the maid John had when I first met him, I learned to neatly fold a t-shirt.
...John, I learned that folding toddler's pants with the seams touching makes a nice crease down the front. I knew that worked for older peoples' pants, but somehow I never used that technique for the twins and 4-year-old boy until I saw you do it when you were helping out with the laundry.
...Single Mormon Chick, I learned that the lovely blurry background/foreground effect is called "Bokeh", you know, this kind of thing...
...Luvmy9, I learned what latter-day prophets have to say about family size, and yes, that has changed my life.
...weird home schooling neighbor in Louisiana, I learned that home schooling was an option, and later came to realize that it was an option for me, and I became the weird home schooling neighbor for 13 years.
...Gayle Whetten, I learned that when my baby has a cough, firmly patting his back with a cupped hand, so as not to hurt him, helps to loosen it, and a visit to the doctor is less likely.
...Carol, I learned to make homemade fire starters and have passed the knowledge on to several people, who now also use them.
...Christine Jones, I learned that a baby has a teething fever if only his head is warm, not the rest of his body. It's a sick fever if his entire body is warm.
...Shauna Jones, I learned that putting your camera close to your focal point will give you a blurrier background, like this....
Thanks for listening!
P.S. My sister and I are finally getting skinnier!
See how we're doing it HERE! :)
See how we're doing it HERE! :)