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Hi I'm Carolyn Bennett Poland

I was born in Tacoma, Washington. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love working in the yard--tending to the plants and flowers, lawn and trees. We have a big vegetable garden, lots of blueberry bushes, raspberry plants, strawberries, and our front lawn over looking Puget Sound Bay is bordered with blackberry bushes. Apple, pear, and plum trees are in the back yard. So I am a very busy gardener all year round. I love being outdoors, and try to get in a fast walk of 45 min. or more every day. I am a Mom of a set of twin boys--now 38 years old, and have another son who is 29. With my 2nd marriage I gained 2 more daughters. These kids have given us l3 grandchildren--who have kept me very busy through the years. I've been an elementary school teacher for 8 years, then started teaching piano and have done this for 25 years now.

Why I am a Mormon

My Parents were always a wonderful example to their six children, of living the Gospel and sharing the Gospel. They both went on missions when they were younger, and then went on a mission together to Ireland/Scotland. They served as temple workers in the Seattle Temple when it opened, every Tuesday and Thursday--leaving the house at 4:00 a.m. They did this for over 20 years. Now with this kind of example I have always had a testimony of the truthfullness of our Gospel. I know the Church of Jesus Christ is the only true church on the earth today, that Joseph Smith restored Jesus Christ's church to the earth, that we have a living prophet, President Monson, who speaks for the Lord to us. This gospel and my family mean everything to me.

How I live my faith

My callings in the church over the years have been varied: Pres. of ward Relief Society, Pres. of ward Young Women, Stake music chairman, Stake camp director, Secretary stake Young Women, Ward organist for 30 years, Primary pianist for yrs, Ward choir pianist for yrs.,Primary teacher for yrs. And of course visiting teacher is included in this list .