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Hi I'm Melba

I'm a Mormon. I live in Arizona. I raised 5 children and 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. I make quilts for babies

About Me

I am retired from being a stay at home Mom. I have been happily married for fiftyfour years. I have five children and 25 grandchildren. Now I make quilts for babies in hospitals because I belong to American Mothers Inc. I like to teach mothers how to be better mothers so they can raise happy healthy families. I learned to water ski, and ride dirt bikes with my children. We went out on the Saturdays to play together. I like to sing solos and with choirs and I play the piano for my pleasure. I liked to sew and make up patterns for pretty formals, dresses, and most of the cloths for my daughters, and shirts for my sons, and husband. I have a garden every year. We have fresh vegetables in the winter and spring, but in the heat of summer I travel to the Mountain home in ShowLow. I have seventeen ancestors who crossed the plains with Brigham Young before 1869. I am researching my ancestors lives, and writing histories about them to teach my children. I am a leader in my Daughters of Utah Pioneers Company. I am a story teller and made histories of pioneers come alive. I have learned to be a public speaker from my churh activities and responsibilities.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents taught me to love my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I learned to obey the commandments of God and to pray, and live a good life from their kind examples to me. I was always happy because I felt very blessed to have a happy home and family who loved me. I have four sisters and two brothers. We learned to work together. We had a big garden and cows and chickens to care for so work and chores were my responsibility. I felt it important to bring honor to my parents by the way I lived my life. I was very active in my school and enjoyed performing in the marching band as the head majorette, and I played the violin in the orchestor and sang with the school choirs. I was the editor of our school news paper. My parents attended my concerts and encouraged me in my activities. I was inspired to achieve and work hard because I obeyed God's commandments. My parents good example and love for me helped me to choose to be like them when I grew up and I wanted to be a Mormon because I felt joy in my life.

How I live my faith

I believe that Gods laws and commandments make life easier to live. I aready know what I will do and not do. It is like a pattern already written out for me to follow. I know I will never drink alchole or take druge or smoke or mistreat my body. I exercise to keep my heart healthy, and sleep adequatly, (most of the time). I went to college at BYU and met my husband there, he graduated from BYU, we had our marriage in the Mesa Temple. I taught young children to sing primary songs. I taught children in class room settings, I was the leader for young teenage girls and taught them in class room programs. I learned leadership skills by being a director of the woman's classes. I gave many talks to groups in our wards. I went to after school time programs and taught boys and girls about 12 and 14 years old to make quilts for babies in the hospital. I wa on a committee and I wrote grants for money to buy the material to make these quilts. We tried to teach the students to stay off drugs and to not smoke or drink alchole. I marched in community parades with my boy scouts den amd was a committee chairman for the Boy Scouts of America. I had two of my boys, and ten of my grandsons become Eagle Scouts.