Sunday, November 2, 2014

Here and There

Here our coins are penny, tuppence, 5 pence, 10 pence, 20 pence, 50 pence, 1 pound and 2 pounds. the paper money is all different colours (notice the spelling?) There all the paper money is green and the coins are penny, nickel, dime, quarter, fifty cents and dollar.
Here we drive on the left side of the road and the steering wheel is on the right side of the car.
There you drive on the right side of the road and the steering wheel is on the left side of the car.
Here the area around someone's house is the garden.  There it is the yard.
Complaining here is called, "having a moan"
Here we hoover, there we vacuum
Here we park on the parkway, there you drive on the parkway
Here we have a carpark, there it is a parking lot. Your elevator is called a lift here.  Here we put our groceries in a trolley.  There you put them in a shopping cart.
Everywhere we turn, we are learning new things!  Here and There, Near and Far

We had an interesting Priesthood Meeting today (for Elder Cannon). A number of converts told their conversion stories. The first four were older men and they all indicated they had been converted during the years that I was a junior missionary! It was nice to hear of such success since Europe was a bit discouraging at the time.

This evening we had Elder and Sister Keys come to Sunday dinner.  Sister Keys is the one who is related to Philip DeLaMare.  They are from the Isle of Jersey and were both converted to the church when in their late 20s. She was searching for the right church and he was Atheist. Missionaries Knocked on their door and taught them the truth! They shared their conversion stories and invited us to come and visit them on the Isle of Jersey next spring.  We are going to get together with them some more and we'll share some pictures of them soon.

We love you!

1 comment:

  1. What? No farthings, half pence or shillings? I understand their money system has even been converted to decimal. There is no challenge with adding a column of those numbers. You should try totaling a column with 12 pence to a shilling and 20 shillings to a pound. When I was there the school kids could do it in a breeze, but it was a struggle for me to total a bunch of donation receipts. By the way, if I remember right a farthing was 2 1/2 pence, another little quirk in totaling those receipts.
    I'm glad that you are having fun.
    Uncle Ken