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Thursday, December 31, 2015
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
On Sunday the 20th, we attend the Academy Ward (Academy, a ward) in Colorado Springs. This was the most amazing ward Christmas Sacrament Meeting Program we have ever seen. And whose name was on the program? Sally DeFord, that's who. If you sing in your ward choir, you should recognize that name...she publishes all these fabulous arrangements for free. And she is the most humble person ever. The opening hymn alone combined organ with piano as well as a flute accompaniment. Now THAT was an opening congregational hymn. At one point they had the Primary children come forward to sing. But they didn't just sing. They sang AND performed as a hand bell choir AND one dreamy girl sang a descant! Out of this world. Don't even get me started on the fresh fruit and three types of fudge they served in Relief Society!
We drove a bit more and stopped off at Bent's Old Fort. While we watched the park video, a cat (Fitzpatrick) made himself a comfortable bathing area on TR's lap. TR did not grow up with pets. Fitzpatrick was PURRING! I had to physically take him off TR's lap at the end of the show.