April 25, 2006


Dear Family,


I figured Iíd better get this newsletter into the web site manager before Lorna and I got a nasty gram from him saying we were late. I think Grandma Mary is the best one for getting stuff in on time. It was really Lornaís turn to do the newsletter but she said something about being busy with a Stake Achievement Day Activity and Stake Family Enrichment Day for Relief Society this past weekend and wouldnít have time to do it. Lornaís presidency put on a stake wide achievement day activity, and then she talked in the enrichment day festivities. Since we have no kids at home, that left me to do the newsletter.


Lorna and I kept busy in February as we finished up with Ward Conferences for the stake. Thank goodness that is done and behind us. Of course that means we are now into our second round of visits to the wards / branches in the stake so we never do get to go to our own ward. The stake presidency and stake leaders do three visits each year to all the units. We have these visits scheduled on the stake calendar so they are planned out for the year and we really donít have opportunity for many changes once they are scheduled.


On the work front, our company was bought on March 30, 2006 by two German companies, Bosch and Mann and Hummel. These two companies have made our company a joint venture reporting to a board of directors comprised of officers from the two German companies. This was the best situation that could have happened to Purolator. There should be no impact with any of the people in Fayetteville. Other than work I keep myself busy with the stake calling. It seems like every time we turn around we are changing an Elders Quorum President or High Priest Group Leader. The excuse the Bishops make is the president or HPGL gets deployed to Iraq or some where else in the world for a year or more. Callings in the stake and wards are ever changing because of these military moves.


Lorna keeps herself busy with church and work. Most nights you will find her burning the midnight oil at Brock Cabinets. Many a night she comes home hours after I get home but we appreciate her dedication and success she is having with sales of cabinets. She is planning on coming to Utah the week of May 22nd to welcome our new granddaughter currently in the oven.


Back in February we had a chance to have Chad, Becky and Cole in North Carolina for a week. We sat around and visited mostly, but did run up and visit the Zoo and a childrenís museum in Durham. We had a great time and enjoyed them being here. Yes, we agree with everyone that Cole is cute as can be. I heard it said many times he takes after his grandpa.


One last news bit to report on before I sign off. We went to Charlotte two weekends ago and saw the Dead Sea Scrolls. There were 8 sections of the scrolls that were on exhibit only in Charlotte this year and we took advantage and went over. If you ever get the chance to see them, do so. It will give you a better appreciation for the history of the Bible.


Well Iíll sign off for now unless Lorna makes changes when she proof reads it. Iíve improved, Lorna only corrected 23.5% of my words. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in July.


Go Cougars beat that team up north.



Love Chuck and Lorna