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Hi I'm Sally

I'm a Mormon. I am a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, wife, daughter, neighbor and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am now 72 years old but every time I say that, I feel I am telling a lie. It's true that my body looks and feels 72 but my mind is still in a mode of about 30. I am the mother of a Daughter and a Son and grandmother of five wonderful young men. I worked most of my adult life doing jobs from bookkeeper to police woman and loved it all. I have lived in Utah, California, Mississippi and Texas and would be hard pressed to name a favorite. I have many hobbies. Painting 3 D butterflies on plastic bottles, simple knitting, paper crafts, sewing and flower arrangements but most of my free time is spent crocheting. I even won 2 Blue Ribbons at the county fair in 2011.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon faith but like many young people I became inactive for many years. I became a smoker and drank some socially and certainly was not the most upstanding person in town for nearly fifty years. I was fortunate in that I always knew that I was wrong and needed to get back to living life the way I was taught. In my late sixties I realized that my marriage was not healthy and divorced my husband. I moved to a small town in Texas about 100 miles from my daughter and set up home in an old 5th wheel trailer on a small lot and returned to attending church regularly. Later, I managed to buy a nice 2 bedroom home. I again became very active in the church. Doing all the things I knew I should have been doing for the past fifty years. I felt much better than I had for years. After a couple of years, a man I had been engaged to at 17 called me. He had remained steadfast in the church and had completed a mission in Chili. His wife had died and he wanted to explore the possibility of a relationship for us. He lived about 750 miles away so we spoke on the phone every night for several hours at a time. We caught up on the lives we had lived since last meeting and discussed what we wanted for the future. After many such conversations we decided to meet in person and he came to my area. He stayed in my old 5th wheel trailer and we spent several weeks getting to know each other again. To make a long story short, we married in the Dallas Temple and have spent the past three years very happily married.

How I live my faith

My husband and I spend many weekends with my daughter and her husband and we have done some other traveling but it is a given that on Sunday mornings we will be going to church regardless of where we happen to be on that day. After we first married we were called on a full time Ward Mission for a year. It was a very satisfying time for us. We were charged with finding inactive members of our Ward and encouraging them to become active again. We truly enjoyed meeting and getting to know some very lovely people and were blessed with some success. We made many friends that we hold dear to this day. I was asked to be the "Food Storage Expert" for our Ward. Believe me, it was proof that the Lord doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called. I knew nearly nothing about food storage or emergency preparedness but jumped in with both feet and learned things I didn't even know I needed to know. It was a wonderful experience. We organized trips to the area dry pack cannery for both other Ward members as well as non-members. The work was hard but very satisfying. We go to the Temple regularly. Usually twice each month