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EllenPatton

ONE OF A KIND

I was inspired by my Mom who taught me some basic sewing skills and encouraged me to take sewing classes in junior high and high school.  When I was in junior high my mom made a few blouses for…

THE TEMPLE IS A PEACEFUL PLACE

I grew up 14 miles from the Los Angeles Temple.  I loved visiting the Temple to do baptisms for the dead.  The Los Angeles Temple also has a nice Visitors Center and I enjoyed spending time there.  I would…

A Night at the Museum with the Arlington Ward Young Women

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is free on Wednesday nights so we took advantage and spent a few hours there for one of our activities.  The girls loved seeing the exhibits and especially the Chihuly sculpture behind…

Serving in Young Women

A few weeks ago I was released from my calling in the Arlington Ward Young Women after two years and a few months of serving as a counselor/Beehive advisor.  I have enjoyed getting to know the girls, teaching every…

Making Progress in 2017

  When my brother Robes was a bishop he gave a talk about goal setting the last Sunday of that year.   Here are some excerpts from his talk:   In the past, I have made various New Year’s…

CHRISTMAS. TIME.

It was mid-December and I was busy with life and the holidays, just like everyone else.  One night while riding home from work on the subway in Boston I heard Christmas music as the train approached the Kendall Square…

Sunshine Volunteers

  Some of my fondest memories as a youth in the Van Nuys Third Ward (in southern California) are of doing service projects.  One year the theme for mutual was Mosiah 2:17, which is still my favorite scripture: “And…