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"Standing tall is a very admirable thing. There are very few stories in history of heroes who slouched to the rescue. Likewise, most individuals don't look up to people who are drooped over."
from Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra by Obert Skye

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Gordon B. Hinckley--A photo Essay by Scot Facer Proctor

By Scot Facer ProctorPresident Hinckley always uses his cane, just not much for walking. Accra, Ghana.See what I mean. He was told to carry a cane and that's what he does - he carries it. Elder Russell M. Nelson is at far right. Accra, Ghana.Not all of us have such a fancy pointing stick as President Hinckley. Kirtland Temple.We marveled at the contrast of Joseph Smith's visit to the White House to meet with President Van Buren and President Hinckley's visit to the White House to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor given a United States citizen. The White House, Washington, D.C.President Hinckley said that "Sister Hinckley would have loved this event." The White House, Washington, D.C.You just can't help breaking into a smile when you are around Gordon B. Hinckley. Kirtland Temple.President Hinckley is patient with all the photographers who are constantly taking his picture. He did say to us one time, in a quiet tone, that "if all the cameras in the world were thrown into the ocean, there would be a great flood." Kirtland Temple.Who can resist President Gordon B. Hinckley's warmth? Kirtland Temple.President and Sister Hinckley were just the trademark of happiness in Ghana . No one could keep their eyes off of them. Their warmth was infectious. Their kind waves of the hand always made everyone feel loved. Accra, Ghana.These two are love birds, no less. Kirtland, Ohio .I'll never forget when President Hinckley invited his precious wife to the stand in Moscow and introduced her to the 2,000 present as his "Babushka.'' It brought the house down - they loved it. Moscow, Russia .When we first published it, one woman wrote to us and said,"If people don't believe Mormons are Christians, just have them look at this picture of Sister Marjorie Hinckley." I so agree. Nauvoo, Illinois.How blessed we are to live during the administration and ministry of President Gordon B. Hinckley. Nauvoo, Illinois. Hope you've enjoyed this little personal journey.

I received this as an email in April of 2006 and I found it appropriate with his passing on Jan 27, 2008 to share with all of you. I enjoyed reading all of the posts about this wonderful man of God!

On a completely different note: It is COLD where I live! I mean COLD! When I got up and the power came back on, I checked in with the Weather Channel and it said it was -22! and with the wind chill -48! Needless to say, our suburban was not starting! In fact our pick-up truck also would not start, Troy had to hitch a ride home from work! It is a balmy -11 and with the wind chill -31! You may be thinking that this is a "snow day" or a "too cold day", but you would be mistaken! They don't cancel school for much round these parts! We gave a morning wake-up call to Grandpa. Thankfully his car roared to life and he came to the rescue and got the kids off to school. Hope it's warmer where you live!
Scott: "Mom, I have a little tiny butt. You have a big butt!" :P
Mom: "Thanks, a lot, Scott!" :(


Are You Serious! said...

That's a great email... That is DANG COLD! It's not to cold here right now... Thank heavens! :)

Dancin Queen said...

Ah, that got me all choked up all over again!

KATE said...

Wow, the water works are flowing again! I love the pictures & the great quotes! that was a great way to remember him, I loved it!

I can't believe how cold it is there! Holy Cow! I was being a baby about it being in the single digits here, but at least there isn't a minus in front of them! Wowza!

Oh my word, my little Sammy has said the SAME thing to me! That is so funny!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Serious, DQ, and Kate- I'm glad that you all enjoyed that. I'm glad that I'm a bit a packrat and still had the email.
Serious and Kate- anytime you want to enjoy the fridig air, come on up! :)
Kate- That is too funny that Sammy said the same thing! Later Scott told me again and then added: " dad's butt is REALLY REALLY big, yeah it is!" Kids! :D

Keeley said...

Oh my GOSH that is COLD! Oh my goodness. I'm in total shock. What the...???? It's not a snow day? Those poor little babies! (Repeat to self "I love homeschooling I love homeschooling I love homeschooling =D)

Alright, I'm English so I had to go look up where in the heck the Badlands were as I'm clueless about American Geography and they appear to be in South Dakota. Remind me never to move there. I think I'd die.

We moved from MI to TN and I got used to the warmth really fast - now if it gets below 30f I whine. Hahaha, that's like NOTHING compared to your weather! =D

So, you live in SD? I don't suppose you know a Nancy and Henry Wiedrich do you? Cos...you know...if I know two people who live in SD, the state is so small that you're bound to know each other, right? *rolls eyes at self* =Þ

carrie & troy keiser said...

Keeley- well technically, yes the "badlands" are South Dakota, but areas of North Dakota and Eastern Montana are also conisdered the badlands..... so I live in Eastern MT.

Keeley said...

Eastern MT is COLD, Carrie! How long does that hideous weather last?

carrie & troy keiser said...

Keeley-Til March or so!

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

thank you for sharing all of this. love it.