Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Blonde and the Thermos

A blonde-haired woman walks into a store. Curious about a shiny object she asks, "What is that?"
The store clerk responds, "It's a thermos."
The blonde then asks, "What does it do?"
The clerk says, "It keeps hot things hot and cold things cold." So she buys one.
The next day she brings it to work with her. Her boss, also a blond asks, "What is that shiny object?"
She replies, "It's a thermos."
He asks "what does it do?"
She says, "It keeps hot things hot and cold things cold."
He then asks, "What do you have in there?"
She replies, "Two cups of coffee and a popsicle."

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cow Jokes

Here are some cow jokes from Daniel Elden Drake,DVM, grandson and namesake of Elden Hurst.

What do you call a cow that's just given birth? Decalfenated.

How does a farmer count his cows? Using his cowlculator.

What do you call a cow with no legs? Ground beef

What do you call a cow with two legs? Lean Ground Beef.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

First Presidency Statement on Haiti

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement today:

Our hearts are filled with sadness as we have watched the suffering in Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake. We turn to the example of Jesus Christ who reached out to “lift up the hands which hang down” and “strengthen the feeble knees.” We are keenly aware that many in America are dealing with economic challenges caused by the recession. However, we are appealing to members to donate to Church Humanitarian Services as their means allow in order to help our Haitian brothers and sisters. Many have already contributed and others are anxious to do so.

Money is not the only need in Haiti. People are frightened, bewildered, and wholly uncertain about their future. In addition to what people can do in helping with food, water and shelter, there needs to be a calming influence over that troubled nation. We invite our people everywhere to supplicate God for a spirit of calm and peace among the people as urgent aid and reconstruction efforts continue.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it."
~ William Temple

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

President McKay's Ten Rules of Happiness

TEN RULES OF HAPPINESS -- President David O. McKay
1. Develop yourself by self-discipline.
2. Joy comes through creation — sorrow through destruction. Every living
thing can grow: Use the world wisely to realize soul growth.
3. Do things which are hard to do.
4. Entertain upbuilding thoughts. What you think about when you do not have to think shows what you really are.
5. Do your best this hour, and you will do better the next.
6, Be true to those who trust you.
7. Pray for wisdom, courage, and a kind heart.
8. Give heed to God's messages through inspiration. If self-indulgence,
jealousy, avarice, or worry have deadened your response, pray the Lord to
wipe out these impediments.
9. True friends enrich life. If you would have friends, be one.
10. Faith is the foundation of all things - - including happiness.

Quoted in Richard L. Evans, "Portrait of a President," The Improvement Era, June 1951, p.401)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Work of the Covenants of the Father

“And the office of their ministry is to call men unto repentance, and to fulfill and to do the work of the covenants of the Father, which he hath made unto the children of men, to prepare the way among the children of men, by declaring the word of Christ, unto the chosen vessels of the Lord, that they may bear testimony of him.”
--- Moroni 7:31

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sail Away

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

Friday, January 15, 2010

Family Stories

"This packrat has learned that what the next generation will value most is not what we owned, but the evidence of who we were and the tales of how we loved. In the end, it's the family stories that are worth the storage."
-Ellen Goodman, The Boston Globe

Thursday, January 14, 2010


When you drink from the water, remember the source.

-- Old Maxim

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Richard Webley and Jane Danby

Today I was delighted to find this Research Project Summary Richard Webley/Jane Danby prepared by Beth Westwood Davies. I think she has done an excellent job and she gives Elden G. Hurst credit for the research he has done. Thank you Beth. Click on the word TEXT below to open the report.



None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free. -- Pearl S. Buck

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sacred Key

I testify that when we do all we can to accomplish the work that is before us, the Lord will make available to us the sacred key needed to unlock the treasure which we so much seek.
-President Thomas S. Monson

Monday, January 11, 2010

value of everything

It is not so important to know everything as to know the exact value of everything, to appreciate what we learn and to arrange what we know. -- Hannah More

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Pleasant Morning

O Life! How pleasant is thy morning, young fancy's rays the hills adorning!
--Robert Burns

Thursday, January 7, 2010


This very moment is a seed from which the flowers of tomorrow's happiness grow. --- Margaret Lindsey

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Think good thoughts!

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
~ William Shakespeare