Friday, September 28, 2018


Most interesting oil painting exhibit of Fifty Faces by Fiona Phillips
DVD Slide show explains the process she went through painting
Seeing these images up close was amazing
All the different colors used on the face and backgrounds
Actual people with overlay effects
Focus was on mental health issues that we all have-powerful show
Free parking and no fees at Eccles Aud at DSC until Nov 16th
Life sized as my friend Caryn studies this portrait
Also a copy of Michelango's The Pieta-Mary and Jesus-

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Johnson Family Reunion 2018

We started our Johnson family reunion after not holding them for awhile. It's difficult to get everyone together with families involved with so many Sat. activities but we did. Thanks to my son Daniel and his cousin Michele. Twenty came and we ate delicious food prepared by Dan and family, visited lots and caught up on family activities. We also played a family Jeopardy Game to help every get to know their ancestors better. They decided to meet next year on Sat, June 29th-place TBA.

We had Johnson descendents from Jody, Albert, Lin and Marion's families
We met at Mutual Dell Lodge in American Fork Canyon

Only original Johnson cousins attending-Lin and Jody
 Sorry that Aunt Ethel couldn't attend she fell down today.
Waiting in line to go up American Fork Canyon
We drove around Alpine Loop after the reunion to see the sights

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Caryn's back in town-TIME TO PLAY

Caryn and her jewelry collection-it's impressive
Love her autumn decorations everywhere...

Monday, September 17, 2018

Daughters of UTAH PIONEER meetings begin

We like to socialize as well as study Utah history. Fun group of ladies...
Great decor, pasta chicken salad, croissants, veggies and cake-yummy!

Thursday, September 13, 2018


Photos from our GETTING TO KNOW YOU women's Relief Society enrichment activity this week that I co-chaired. We had about 40+ women attend. It was fun to talk and get better acquainted then share a fun Hawaiian Haystacks luncheon together. We also sang Getting to Know You.

Some of our amazing leaders and Relief Society workers in the kitchen.
Fun table decorations divided by birthday months complete with balloons
Yummy food always fun to eat and talk together
Getting to know each other our November birthday sisters
October birthday friends talking and visiting
January table, each centerpiece was different and creative
April birthday friends get better acquainted
Dessert was fortune cookies and almond cookies

Friday, September 7, 2018

Time to try something NEW yet OLD

Lin at age 20 performing ballet
A BEGINNERS BALLET class is starting here in our retirement community. Well it's been more than 40 years since I'm done any ballet, although in my earlier years I started ballet lessons at age 14 then danced professionally in the Los Angeles City Ballet company.

At BYU I majored in dance-modern, social and folk dance because at that time they had no ballet classes. After getting my masters degree in Physical Education (Dance) I taught 4 years at BYU, then taught dance including ballet for 3 years at Wisconsin State University in Stevens Pt and later at California State Fullerton part time for 3 years during those years I also had 3 sons.

I loved dancing and it was part of my professional life as a university teacher until I got divorced, moved to Utah, and needed to work full time to support my 3 sons at the time. So I became an elementary school teacher of first graders in Orem, Utah. Later I became a school librarian. There was no time for dancing while raising my family.

How did the beginners ballet class go? It was a challenge but not uncomfortable because all the other students and the teacher are senior citizens most in their 60s and 70s. I did find it a shock to my system to do barre exercises and try to balance on my feet when both are numb from neuropathy from diabetes. But they do feel better after the exercise and hopefully I will still be able to move tomorrow from new muscles that I discovered today. Quite the CHALLENGE but fun.

What's a challenge you have given yourself lately?

Saturday, September 1, 2018


September arrives, longed for months of cooler temperatures...MAYBE
Summer's heat and humidity hopefully in the PAST as
autumn leaves turning colors announce FALL is coming
I'm ready-how about YOU? Dig out the sweaters and scarves.

Time to leave behind REGRETS, SORROWS, WORRIES
Look forward to NEW BEGINNINGS
Erase sadness, embrace HOPE, Go forward in FAITH