|Grandpa and Spencer|
|Winter Quarters Visitors' Center|
|Playing the pump organ at the Kanesville Tabernacle.|
Of all my regrets of the last six months, the greatest comes from not stopping and taking pictures of Clearfield, Iowa; Centerville, Iowa; Farmington, Iowa; West Point, Iowa; all in Davis County, Iowa. How dare they steal those names from us! In fairness to the Midwest state, Iowa was beautiful.
|They went west, we went east, but we both had to cross the|
the Mississippi River.
"When the Saints were persecuted and driven from Nauvoo, Robert and Maria felt greatly blessed to receive their endowments in the temple shortly before they crossed the Mississippi River and headed west. Although they were uncertain of what their future held, they were certain of their faith and their testimonies." (Elder William R. Walker, April 2014 General Conference).
We arrived in Crawfordsville, Indiana about 7:00 p.m. Thursday July 17th. If we had taken another week along the "trail", we could have arrived on July 24th. That would have been a perfect ending to our backwards pioneer trek. We had arrived at our new home.