Sunday, March 26, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
Visit to Sannicolau Mare, Romania
End of February
Rand really wanted to visit this city about an hour West of us near Hungary. Pres. Ivory notified us that a Muller family had written him hoping he would find someone to do a little family history investigation for them. We asked a member Cristina Marin if she would be willing to go with us and she thought it sounded fun. Here we are at the German cemetery where the caretaker in blue knew of one gravestone with a name they were looking for. The man in brown coat directed us to the cemetery on this rainy, muddy day. Cristina kept trying to stay out of the pictures we took.
At the City building we found out that all records older than 100 years had been transferred to the County seat - Timisoara.
it would have been impossible to get that info without Cristina's help
We were told that there was one person who still lived in town by the name we were looking for. At the gate we knocked and knocked. When we finally gave up and started to leave two people came and told us that the 80 year old was in Germany and wouldn't be back till after the 18th of March.
The German cemetery was just down the street.
Rand's exploring finally lead him to the local farmers market. The hubard squash we bought was the best we'd ever had. Went back to buy another.
This outdoor hardware store would be hard to work in during the winter. My sense of organization was highly offended but Rand loved it.
My idea of a store to visit.
A visit with Sora Olga who missed our craft day at the church because of knee problems. I took the craft to her and she had a great time. Their grandson, Mano has not been at church. Rand would love to get some things going for that age. We have a couple other boys that might be enticed to come if it was the right activity. We spend a lot of time brain storming. They do come to games night on Fridays with the Elders but the boys don't necessarily enjoy the same kinds of activities.
Our monthly activity in Arad for March was a family history activity.
We were hoping to attract English students as well as branch members to the activity.
We did get one English student, Ioan and Lidia who is a friend of the other Lidia but is not an english student. Bro. Ghiti brought his non member wife, Maria and their two grandchildren; Denisa & Mano.
Sora Mogos coordinated the refreshments. I brought sliced apples and carmel dip made from sweet and condensed milk. It was a hit especially with Sora Pepier.
She also loved the Soras snickerdoodles.
Bro. Ghiti would like to go to the temple but his wife hasn't progressed towards baptism. They are raising their grandchildren, parents are often too busy to attend to their own children.
Glad Sora Roberts took over the baby picture activity. We feel so frustrated that the language barrier keeps us from doing what we want to.
Not everyone brought a picture but that's ok, it was the highlight of the evening.
In my picture I may have been 7 or 8. We just happened to have some old slides on our computer that my Dad took many years ago.