Friday, January 18, 2008

Amazing!

My dad sent me an e-mail a few days ago, asking me if I could possibly find a hard copy of an old edition of the LDS Church News (Dec. 9, 1984.) He said he met a Malaysian man in their branch who was on the cover of this edition and was interviewed in it (he's the one on the left.) The man had only received a photocopy of the original paper and my dad thought it would be neat if he could get him an original. I was hopeful that I would find one, but figured it would take probably weeks of hardcore searching. Amazingly enough, I found one just 3 days after I read my dad's e-mail. I posted on freecycle.org and a man in Orem replied to it Wednesday night, saying he had one. I was very excited and picked it up the next morning, and then mailed it off to Malaysia today. What a blessing! Also, it turns out this guy who had the newspaper is actually related to me (through my great, great, great, great grandparents.) Crazy!

After I picked up the newspaper, we had to stop by Aunt Whitney's house, since we were so close. The kids loved seeing her, even though Emma did call Whitney "Grandma" probably 10 times. Don't worry, Whit, she knows who you are. :) Anyway, overall we had a great day.

3 comments:

Farouthumdinger said...

Haha, yes how funny that Emma calls everyone Grandma... that's really cool about the newspaper. I'm sure Dad was so excited! It was great seeing you guys!

The Macdonald family said...

I love freecycle!!

Ashleigh said...

Okay, Ben is such a hottie! Seriously, if him and Jayden weren't cousins I would be trying to hook them up