Dear Sisters

Dear Sisters
Highland 12th Ward Sisters

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Eating an Elephant...July Goals!

Eating an Elephant!

This little elephant is red, white, and true blue!

July Goals...

"Ye Latter-day Saints, learn to sustain yourselves, produce everything you need to eat, drink or wear..."  President Brigham Young

Spiritual Goal:
Take the family names you prepared last month to the Temple.

Provident Living Goal:
Make a goal to eat healthier.  For example:  less sweets, more fresh fruits and veggies, less meat, more fiber, etc.

Storage Goal:
  • 50 lbs. honey or sugar per person.
  • 10 #10 cans (35 lbs. total) powdered milk per person.
  • 2 toothbrushes per person.
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Infant needs...formula, baby food, diapers, Tylenol, etc.

72 Hour Kit:

  • Prepare blankets...the silver foil ones.
  • Gather items to entertain your family and include in kit: UNO cards, coloring books and crayons, cross-stitch kits, etc.  Be sure to include paper and pencils
  • Camp stove or portable BBQ and fuel.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • $25 cash.
July is such a patriotic month and also a month  when we think about our pioneer ancestors.  During WWII it was considered patriotic to be frugal and learn to make do with the resources one had at hand.  Those who were wasteful often went without some of the necessities.  Things like shoes, bedding and automobile tires were rationed, so folks learned to take good care of the ones they had. 

Our pioneer grandparents arrived in the valley with only those things that they could carry.  Many precious and lovely heirlooms were left behind.  They had to make do with what they had.  If a plow or shovel broke or a pair of sewing scissors, there was no way to replace them until the next company of freight wagons arrived from back east.  Things gradually improved with the coming of the railroad, but people learned to provide for themselves just as Brigham Young asked of them.

Happy Pioneer Day, July 24th!

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