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Hi I'm Bonnie

I'm a Mormon. I grew up riding horses but later graduated to flying a Cessna 182.

About Me

I was born in central Washington State. My Dad was an electrician and TV man. I grew up on a small farm next to my Grandma. Everywhere I went it was on a horse. While I was a college student my Dad learned to fly a small plane so my parents and my sister decided I should learn to fly too. It was great! It was pretty cool to hold the record of being the 1st woman to have a commercial pilot's license in Kittitas County, Washington. Because of where our family was able to go in our airplane, I met my husband 200 miles from the nearest town in the middle of the winter in British Columbia. My husband and I have been married over 45 years. We have 3 children and 15 grandchildren. I love to knit, crochet, work in Humanitarian making quilts, gardening, and doing genealogy. I teach many of our grandchildren to play the piano each week. It is really wonderful to see them grow in their love of music. Life is wonderful.

Why I am a Mormon

Sounds strange, but I had never heard of Mormons until I was about 22 years old. Then I met the love of my life. He had friends who were Mormons. I noticed how nice they all were and wondered what it was they had in common that made me feel so good to be around them. Somehow along the way I realized this wonderful young man I loved would only marry a Mormon. So I took the Missionary discussions, saying that I would need this to be logical and true. One look at a Book of Mormon and being told what a short time was spent by Joseph Smith, an uneducated young man, to translate it, and the logic hit me. It couldn't be anything BUT true. I was baptized in October at 22 years of age. The following June we were married. Later we were sealed as husband and wife for all eternity in the Temple in Salt Lake City. We have 3 children who were all raised to respect and love the church. They have all been sealed in the Seattle Temple to their respective spouses for time and all eternity. Thus, we are an eternal family. We all love doing things together often. Our grandchildren play with their cousins as best friends would do. Does it get any better than that?

How I live my faith

Our congregation was so big we were split into 2 groups in 2010. We miss seeing people we loved to share time with every Sunday. But -- our group of sisters who are dedicated to doing Humanitarian work continue to meet together every Tuesday. We produce quilts, hygiene kits, newborn baby kits, book bags, toys & wall hangings for orphanages, lap quilts for wounded soldiers and the elderly. Whatever is needed we will do our share and more. Also on Tuesdays about a dozen young missionaries have meetings in our church building so we provide a potluck lunch for them and all of our dedicated Humanitarian workers. Our Bishop told me it's like having a party with food for 35 people every week! I also play the organ for our Sacrament Meeting and fill in as a piano player at times too. My husband and I visit several couples and single women each month. Instant friends! Several years ago my husband and I were in charge of a group of women in a prison who wanted to attend services provided by the Mormons. We served in that capacity for 5 years and loved the experience. This church must be keeping us young because we do much more than "old" people would do. . . . . . .