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Hi I'm Elma

I'm a farm girl. I love to crochet. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised on a farm during the Great Depression. As soon as I was old enough, I was out working side-by-side with my dad and brothers. I planted and picked tomatoes and potatoes, took the cows to pasture as soon as I was able to use a fence post to climb on a horse, and was given the chore of plucking the feathers off chickens for Sunday dinners. I learned how to work hard, to never waste anything, and experienced over and over the sweet satisfaction of a job well-done. It kept me healthy and strong, and has been a blessing all my life, especially after I married and had a family. I married my sweetheart, Don, and we were blessed to have three children--one biological and two adopted. I may not have given birth to all of them, but I know that they were meant to be ours. We did not raise our family on a farm, but I worked side-by-side with my husband, applying the principles of hard work and thrift I had learned in my youth in our marriage. We had a strong and loving marriage. For ten years I cared for my husband in his declining health. They were difficult years, but with faith, prayer, and help from my family, I was able to take care of him at home until he passed away. Now, in my eighties, I continue to keep busy crocheting.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by good parents who belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so I have always been a Mormon. I was baptized in a horse trough when I was eight years old. I became a member and received the Gift of the Holy Ghost. I love the gospel and all it stands for. I'm glad I'm a Mormon because I know it is the true church. I married my husband in the temple and I know that we will be together again in the next life--that we will be married forever.

How I live my faith

I learned to crochet as a young woman and have crocheted afghans, baby blankets, and doilies. Most of what I have crocheted I have given away. Now I crochet hot pads, as my eyesight is not as good as it used to be. I crochet about four hot pads a week and it allows me to feel that sweet satisfaction of accomplishing a task. I love to give them away. I am always giving them to neighbors and newlyweds. I have sent them to Alaska, to California, to Maryland and even Germany. I want the people who receive them to know that I'm a Mormon.