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Hi I'm Harry

I'm a retired land Surveyor, a father, grandfather, a great grandfather, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I should have been afflicted with a true split personality to fully be each a cowboy or a farmer or an airplane pilot because I’ve enjoyed those fields so much as hobbies though never learned to fly, or rope cattle. I did attend horseshoeing school and shoed about 15 horses, owned some Tennessee Walking Horses, owned a couple of airplanes, made some parachute jumps as a paratrooper, owned a couple of tractors, rented 160 acres and raised a crop one year, owned a couple of milk cows, and a couple of Hereford yearlings ( one of which died), shot an elk, enjoyed mountain hunting, and jeep adventures in the mountains. I also enjoy good symphony music, big band music, and some country. I enjoy new words and their meaning and enjoy reading about new science discoveries.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m indebted to my Mother’s teachings on Faith and Prayer as she went about her homemaking chores, singing hymns, and occasionally voicing some principle of the Protestant Faith in which she raised us. Her sweet singing voice engendered a feeling of peace and calm and security for my younger brother and me, and her teachings on prayer enabled me, at the age of 30, through prayer, to put to the test the truthfulness of The Book Of Mormon and though I certainly did not want to join the Mormon Church, I had prayed about the Book and knew it was true, I couldn’t escape knowing it was true. I’m now able to look back on 50+ years of membership in The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints through many of the sometimes tragic vicissitudes of life with increasing gratitude for the blessings of family and children and their love and an increasing understanding of the life of Jesus Christ and His unfathomable Love for each of us. I will always be amazed at being in the company of such people and observing the functioning of such an organization which operates so successfully without a paid ministry , and I’m frequently reminded that “by their fruits ye shall know them”.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending Church services each Sunday and partaking of the sacrament; i.e., renewing covenants made at Baptism, attending Sunday school and Priesthood meetings, calling on assigned families monthly. Am sometimes called upon to teach and provide other ministrations to families and individuals. We strive to practice charity as instructed by the Savior and Church leaders. We are trying to be like Jesus Christ.