The whole zone came in for Thanksgiving on Monday because Thursday really interrupts the work. The mission provided two turkeys and we were able to find one more here on Chuuk. The meal was as close to traditional as we could make it.
We think have at least one picture of every Elder. If you don’t see your son, let us know. The Elders seemed to really enjoy the dinner. Once everyone had a plate it was really quiet .They were all pretty serious about eating. Around our house we take that as a very good sign that the food is good. Several of them helped carry in and out and clean up.
After eating, Sister Hardy conducted a “kitchen tools” percussion group. They were quite good. After a few minutes it sounded like the show from the Polynesian Cultural Center.
The last group of Elders to arrive were some we didn’t have photos of. These Elders are coming in from Pata, where great things are about to happen. If your eyes are better than mine, you should be able to tell who they are. At the end of the meal, Elder White said his mom was trying to get a photo of him to use in a Christmas card. He asked if we could help him out with that. Hopefully, you can retrieve this picture without too much difficulty.
Thank you all for your support and interest. We especially appreciate our kids and grandkids who are so supportive when we are so far away. Have a great Thanksgiving! We all have so much, we need to be truly thankful.