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Hi I'm Linda

I'm a native of Connecticut. I love family, reading, scrapbooking, being with friends, and my faith. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a convert since 1978. I am retired from Yale New Haven Health Systems. I was involved with patient insurance accounts. I am the oldest of 5 and the only Mormon among my siblings. I have a daughter and a son with 9 grandchildren. I am a widow of a serviceman who served in Vietnam in the Navy and member of the Sixth Fleet. Later he became a captain in the Army National Guard. He was an employee at Sikorsky Aircraft. I enjoy road and train trips. I like to get together with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Protestant (Episcopal) faith as a baby to young adult. I became a church member in my late 20's. As I was attending church in my youth, I always had questions. Such as: Where do our spirits go after death? Why were babies baptized for Adam and Eve's sins? In my home, religion was practiced on Sundays only. There were no prayers before meals, no scripture reading...there was just a standard prayer "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" before bed. There was no Sunday School during summer so we didn't go to church. When I was engaged to my husband, every Sunday night we went to his relative's house: Uncle Ralph. He was always talking to us about the church. He said "he would get us someday"...that we would become members. After we had our 2 children, this church answered my questions. Plus it was family oriented and they served members faithfully.

How I live my faith

Since I was a child, I always enjoyed attending church and felt close to God. But since joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I have become stronger and know more about my faith. I have 3 callings: nursery leader, family history consultant, and Stake Historian. My callings keep me busy and are challenging! I attend church every Sunday and go to the Boston Temple to do Temple work for my ancestors and others who have passed away. I enjoy Church Singles Activities as well.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Mormons always dress up for church on Sundays or whenever we go into the Chapel. Women wear modest dresses and skirts. Men wear shirts and ties. We celebrate Christmas and Easter. We do go to church on Easter Sunday plus every Sunday. If Christmas falls on a weekday, we celebrate it on the Sunday prior. We would then celebrate Christmas Day with our families. As church members, we celebrate national holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries. Show more Show less