We locked up the house and changed the transmission fluid. You know, the things you do when you’re going to be gone a few days. The Thaxtons took Ink, our black kitty, and off we went on a 3255 mile odyssey that took us across the Midwest, dodging tornadoes, to the homes of family and friends, historic and sacred places […]
Anyone who knows Newell knows how much he LOVES Thorlo socks. He’s pretty low key about most things, but is demanding about his socks. Andrew took us shopping for Thorlos, contributing to a very happy Newelly 🙂 We ate lunch out, then headed back to the house. Annie had invited her friend Simone to dinner. I asked Andrew what he […]
Newell’s first home was in Holly CO. The population of around 1,000 goes up and down a bit, but hasn’t changed much in many decades. He’s sporting a Colorado cap given him by a nice lady at the hospitality center and his Virginia Tech polo shirt (…later) This is the location of his Grandma’s house which was destroyed by a […]
Sorry, that’s Missouri; Andrew renamed it after going through army basic training there. I LOVED Missouri. I really LOVED IT! We visited Jackson County Mo, where modern revelation has pinpointed the location of the Garden of Eden. This site in Independence, MO is where the temple of New Jerusalem will be built. The scriptures say the glory of the Lord […]
Our great… great grandfather Chauncey Gilbert Webb lived in this house near his family’s blacksmith shop. C. G. and his brothers operated one of 38 blacksmith shops in Nauvoo in the 1830s – 40s. Their shop was on Parley Street; the route the Saints took as they left Nauvoo to cross the frozen Mississippi River when they were driven from […]
Day Seven Cousin Emily McMurtry volunteered to get up at zero-dark-thirty to take Karl to the airport in Chicago. She will evermore be a hero in my book. As we prepared to return home, we decided to visit the jail at Carthage, IL, the site of the murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. They looked at the beautiful Nauvoo Temple […]
Joseph and Hyrum Smith were brought here to the jail at Carthage, Illinoisin the protective custody of the governor. The jailor, his wife and seven children lived on the ground floor of the building. In the evening of the martyrdom, the wife and children were preparing dinner when an armed mob burst in and stormed the house, firing guns. The […]
Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were early leaders of the Restored Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Like Jesus Christ, Stephen, Peter, Paul and many others, they were martyred for their testimony of the divinity of Jesus Christ.