Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Grandmother By Necessity Must Be a Political Activist

Below is a letter I wrote to my US Senator
John Cornyn. I should have re-read it better,
there are some grammatical errors.
I feel I need to speak up and if there are those who have not seen or heard then maybe they will begin to see.
As things are unfolding in our country, we must look at true principles taught to us by the Lord and our clerical leaders. The land should be used for the sustenance of the people using it. We should not let the evil designs of men those looking for power, financial gain, etc, at the expense of their fellowmen) go unchecked without speaking out about it and encouraging leaders of the country to think more of their country than their pocket book or power.
I pray my voice will be heard and understood,
in spite of my weakness with expressing what I know to be true.

I will cry out for true principles to be returned to and our country return to Godly truths.

U.S. Senator John Cornyn


Your Message:
First I would like to thank you for standing up for true principles on behalf of
the American Public in regards to over spending and too much government

I would like to request you to delve into the research that has shown the hybrid
seeds of Monsanto and others have made life for the Eastern farmers less
productive and for some the use of the chemicals they have pushed on the
agriculture have been detrimental to their health.

I have been working in agriculture for 6 years now, and have taken classes
everywhere from Master Gardening to starting my Masters in Horticulture at Texas
As I have written my papers, delving into today horticulture atmosphere, and the
requested legislative actions, I have discovered, and I believe I am right, that
our agriculture program and our President's program are driven by the UN's
Agenda 21. We have never signed a treaty on this Agenda, but with President
Clinton and VP Al Gore, their plan was implement with the by words of
sustainable environment and communities etc.
Please take a stand against this. Please try and turn our agriculture around to
what it should be again, people growing food and plants to feed our country and
sharing with others if we have a surplus. My family was always small farmers
and their fields went idle as the government pushed and encouraged them to grow
less. My late aunt lamented at the idle fields.
Please turn our country's land back to productivity not idleness to be developed
into consumers not producers.
Thank you
Frances Ellsworth

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Great Beginnings of a New Year.

Hmmm say you, it is July.
Yes, that it is, but it is also the celebration of my mother-in-law's 90th birthday. She is bright and beautiful and still active. She cracks me up. This is a picture of her walking into her Surprise Party. I quite enjoyed myself and there were so many people there to wish her well. All her living children, and a great many grandchildren, and a few great grandchildren. They all giggle at the great grandchildren number and said most of those came from Ned's family. And so they do.

This is a logo from my Missionary Training. You will notice that there are clasped hands in the center of the sun. It is all about helping linking families together and finding joy in our ancestors and posterity. I love family history and I am excited I have started, hence New Year, my training to assist others in their endeavors. So you can see now
what I mean by "This is the great beginnings of a New Year.!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth Of July!

I testify to you that God's hand has been in our Destiny. I testify that freedom as we know it today is being threatened as never before in our history. I further witness that this land ...the Americas... must be protected. Its Constitution upheld. For this is a land foreordained to be the Zion of our God. He expects us as members of the Church and bearers of his Priesthood to do all we can to preserve our Liberty" Pres. Ezra Taft Benson

When I started researching my family history and discovered I had an American Revolutionary Soldier in my mother's line, a Benanuel Bonfoey. He was among those who suffered through the winter at Valley Forge. How wonderful to hear his personal testimony given about the character of General George Washington. In the book 'Commemorative Biographical Record', it is recorded that Benanuel "referred with pride to the fact of Gen. Washington's concern for and care of his men, and that he was like a father to the soldiers, cheering or inspiring them with hope as best he could".

I am glad I had an ancestor that was a part of making this nation and inspite of hardships, he looked upon his experience with gratitude for his association with a great man.

I will be with half of my family having a picnic and celebrating the Fourth in the style of my fathers ancestors...we will be at a Tea Party...that was inspired by Samuel Adams which my gr gr gr grandfather Gildon took to heart and answered the minute men call in Connecticut.!