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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,
as 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


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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.!

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 BenanuelBonfoey. 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 'CommemorativeBiographical 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, ch…

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