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Hi I'm Lucy

I grew up in Idaho and am happily married to the 'River King.' I'm a teacher and love nurturing grandchildren and roses.

About Me

I'm a wife, mother, and grandmother and like to create culinary magic in my home, especially pie making. We have a garden and a few fruit trees so all year long I have frozen berries and peaches to use in many combinations of fruit pies. My husband's new favorite is my Sour Cherry Apple pie. My favorites continue to be Rhubarb Strawberry and Jumble Berry. I enjoy teaching my grandchildren life skills, such as sewing and cooking, and a love of nature. We have sewn together through the years, this spring we advanced to making pajama pants and putting in elastic waistbands. It's fun for them to choose the fabric and they all love the photo shoots after as we model our latest products. When they sleep over we always cook elaborate breakfasts together. They love eating homemade waffles, French toast, omelets, muffins, etc. We cook, and visit together long into the mornings, and then go for an 'explore' out into the world around us. We learn the names of trees, and flowers, and birds. We usually have carrots in our pockets to feed the bunnies. These are treasured times.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a family where my parents and my grandparents were faithful Christian people who loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and tried very hard to live its tenets. My testimony did not pass to me from the gene pool of my family, nor was it lectured into me or memorized from a chalkboard. It came much more obliquely, through everyday living with my parents and grandparents, as well as through the stories they told as we gathered around the table or worked together in the house or the fields or traveled in the car. The indirectness of the approach allowed me latitude. I gave the stores credence because of what I saw in the lives of the people telling them. Their stories of faith were a source of nourishment and became in later years, a mark against which I measured my life. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ brought great happiness to their lives. I am a Mormon because of the happiness, direction, hope, and peace the gospel brings to me.

How I live my faith

I train leaders and organize events for the women in our church. Just recently we planned a women's conference with displays and workshops that focused on family history. It was an exciting day, lots of women attended and participated. One of my favorite parts of the conference were the tasting tables where family recipes were shared. The women brought bite size pieces of a favorite family recipe, along with a picture of themselves and the ancestor from whom the recipe originated. This sharing created such excitement. The food was wonderful and as the women moved from table to table munching on the food they made new friends as they discovered things about each other that they hadn't known before.