Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Captain Mervyn S. Bennion was the Captain of the U.S. West Virginia that went down in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked in 1941. He was the first Latter-day-Saint to receive the Medal of Honor during WWII. I did some research to find out how we are related. He was Grandma Barrus' 3rd Cousin (through our great-grandmother Mary Emma Sharp) making him our 4th cousin. He is one we want to claim. (His story was also included in the movie "Pearl Harbor"). For many years Mom & I would put an American Flag on his grave and clean up the area. I should also figure out how we are related to Henry B. Erying (B. for Bennion) while I'm at it. Then next - how we are related to the Osmonds and Merlin Olsen!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
“The great test of life is obedience to God.
“The great task of life is to learn the will of the Lord and then do it.
“The great commandment of life is, ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength’ ” (Mark 12:30).
With these stirring words, President Ezra Taft Benson opened the first general session of April conference 1988