Archive for the ‘Personal History’ Category

“The Rat Patrol – – The World War II North African missions of an Allied commando patrol squad of the Long Range Desert Group.”

February 25, 2017

I can’t remember what got me thinking about this the other day, but this was one of my family’s favorite programs when I was a kid.It turns out the first episode, along with other episodes, is in on YouTube.

Microsoft: “our mission is to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential”

February 25, 2017

If only this had been Microsoft’s mission statement in the 1990s.

Among other things, they would have been duty-bound to end-of-life Microsoft Word and tell everyone to use WordPerfect.

“Movies 8 to say goodbye to Provo as The Mix begins”

February 23, 2017

Well, I don’t like this one bit!

I saw many a movie there . .  .


[In 1988] Cinemark Movies 8, a new dollar-house theater, opened in Provo. For 29 years the theater has been an entertainment mainstay for students and families.

The announcement in March 2016 of The Mix at Rivers Edge, bringing a total remake to the Provo properties, originally included the theater. The Movies 8 run will soon be coming to an end, however. A specific closure date has yet to be announced.



“Pickup Football Pioneer Credited With Idea For ‘5 Mississippi’ Blitz Count Dead At 94”

February 22, 2017

So, during all those touch football games played in my back yard, we were using his idea?

What a legacy!

“Always treat people as if they’re in trouble, and you’ll be right most of the time!”

February 19, 2017

In context:

The demands of the hospital made Russell’s Church calling quite challenging. He was required to make numerous visits over long distances during his few free evenings, but with careful scheduling, he successfully made those visits.6 The spiritual welfare of a number of good men became his concern. One of these men was Wilbur W. Cox, whose wife, Nora, served as branch Relief Society president. Evenings in the Cox home were rewarding, and getting to know this good man and his gracious wife was an enriching experience for the Nelsons. It did not take long for Russell to detect the wonderful spirit in Wilbur, whom he learned to love. In later years, Brother Cox was called to serve as the first president of the Boston Stake.7 Elder Henry B. Eyring recalled the sage advice he received from President Cox as a young student attending Harvard: “Always treat people as if they’re in trouble, and you’ll be right most of the time!”8 Brother Cox subsequently served as a mission president and as president of the Manti Utah Temple. As one of the Twelve in 1985, Elder Nelson ordained Brother Cox to the office of patriarch.9

Condie, Spencer J.. Russell M. Nelson: Father, Surgeon, Apostle (Kindle Locations 1768 -1777). Deseret Book Company. Kindle Edition.