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Hi I'm Charlotte

I'm a daughter, a mother, a grandmother, sister, an aunt, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Charlotte and I have had a life full of hobbies and activities. I was a full time bookkeeper and sales clerk and the a mom of two beautiful children. I was active in church and school activities most of my married life. I learned to do many hobbies such as, knitting, crocheting, macrame, beadwork, doll collecting, scrapbooking, and quilting. Went back to school at around 60 years old for a school year and made the dean's list in accounting and racked up 64 hours in credits. Started a restaurant at 68, a real undertaking which took 9 months preparation and study. Meantime at the ripe old age of almost 36 I had my first child and 16 months later I had the second one. They are the joy of my life and now I have two terrific , wonderful grandchildren who I absolutely adore. I am presently divorced and love helping take care of my grands. And I am a MORMON.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 16 I had the urge to find the true church because I knew I had not yet found it. Although I had been going to churches all my life atendings but it didn't feel like the right one. So I tried many other churches and none of those felt right either. So I eventually turned to the scriptures and began praying to God for an answer. After a while my mother came home and she said, "Some young men who she met are coming over tonight, they're Mormon missionaries and I think you'll like them." At first when they came over I thought they were cute. But as they taught us l instantly knew that this is what I was looking for. Back in those days you could only be taught once a week, that was back in 1948 (the dark ages). The church was barely heard of in the South. I was so excited that I could not understand why everyone in the world would not want to be a part of this and that it still true today. Unfortunately I couldn't be baptized because my father wouldn't allow it. But that didn't stop me from riding the bus every Saturday, staying the weekend with people from the church, and attending Sunday services. Then I turned 19, I still wasn't a member even though I had been attending every Sunday for three years. Then it hit me, I could've been baptized a year ago! So a few days after that I was baptized on January 30 1950. After I was baptized I learned more in the first six months than I had in the first 19 years of my life, and I'm still learning more every day. It is a vital part of my life every day. I had found the answers thanks to my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. I am proud to be a member of His kingdom on earth and all the blessings I receive through my membership in His Church. It is wonderful!!!

How I live my faith

Since being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I have served in many capacities. I have been a pianist since I have been a member and still am today. I have served in the Primary for the children as teacher and pianist; Relief Society in nearly every calling in it, several at one time. Gospel Doctrine teacher, Visiting teacher, Counselors, etc. I have received many blessing through serving in the capacities. Service is one of the greatest ways we can show our love for and to our Heavenly Father. " If you do it unto the least of these my brethren (or sisters) ye have done it unto Me". I have grown spiritually as I have been an avid participant in His work and we gain self confidence in our lives as we do all these things which help us to gain that as we participate. The membership of the Church was scattered over a large area and many had no way to get to meetings, therefore I carried many persons to and from meetings for many years with love and no expectation of anything in return, sometimes going many miles out of my way to do so. My interest was to help those who wanted to attend to be able to be there to learn and to serve also. As the mother of two young children I was very active in the school system as a volunteer for about 8 years. I helped with getting a PTO in the school after its absence for many years and helped make a big difference in the school. Served on School Advisory Council as well. I did educational doll exhibitions for a number of years and the children, boys and girls, thoroughly enjoyed and looked forward to it every year. They called me the "Doll Lady" It was fun and rewarding to know that they enjoyed it and gained knowledge about the lifestyles of other countries along the way. I was active in working toward getting a Volunteer Fire Department in the area in which I lived, also. These are some of the ways that I lived my faith and living by example is one of the best ways to do that.