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by John
Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: Poetry
Topic: To the Dandelion
Replies: 0
Views: 262

To the Dandelion

To the Dandelion James Russell Lowell DEAR common flower, that grow’st beside the way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold! First pledge of blithesome May, Which children pluck, and, full of pride, uphold— High-hearted buccaneers, o’erjoyed that they An Eldorado in the grass have found, Whic...
by John
Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Forbearance - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Forbearance - Ralph Waldo Emerson

And in contrast: The Disagreeable Man by W.S. Gilbert If you give me your attention, I will tell you what I am: I'm a genuine philanthropist - all other kinds are sham. Each little fault of temper and each social defect In my erring fellow-creatures, I endeavour to correct. To all their little weakn...
by John
Sat Sep 17, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Forbearance - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Forbearance - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hast thou named all the birds without a gun? Loved the wood-rose, and left it on its stalk? At rich men's tables eaten bread and pulse? Unarmed, faced danger with a heart of trust? And loved so well a high behavior, In man or maid, that thou from speech refrained, Nobility more nobly to repay? O, be...
by John
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Summer Reading 2009 (ongoing)
Replies: 161
Views: 56741

Re: Summer Reading 2009 (ongoing)

Love love love Heidi.
Also enjoy the movie with Shirley Temple. But for me, the movie Heidi is not the book Heidi. Give me the book Heidi any day of the week!
by John
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Shakespeare Sonnet 66
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Shakespeare Sonnet 66

I've become newly aware of this remarkable and, I think, timely sonnet, Shakespeare's no. 66 Tired with all these, for restful death I cry, As to behold desert a beggar born, And needy nothing trimmed in jollity, And purest faith unhappily forsworn, And gilded honor shamefully misplaced, And maiden ...
by John
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: How to Be An Antiracist, by Ibram Kendi
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: How to Be An Antiracist, by Ibram Kendi

I appreciate Rufo's use of the word "pernicious", which exactly describes what I think of Kendi's ostentatious and hateful pretensions. I grant you, nontheless, the verity of: "We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience and allow ...
by John
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Patriarchal Blessings
Replies: 5
Views: 3151

Re: Patriarchal Blessings

Thank you, Ian, for posting this moving tribute by our father, Oliver, of our father, William. It's humbling to note their great faith and sure witness of truth.

Again, thank you.
by John
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Father sings O Divine Redeemer
Replies: 2
Views: 3879

Father sings O Divine Redeemer

Just an offering for family record keeping, for the January 24th 2021 Mission Viejo Stake Conference, broadcast via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://1drv.ms/v/s!Au5AOqEKbc_OwC0lVqi3GXYdqZTz
by John
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Thanksgiving - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Replies: 1
Views: 1552

Thanksgiving - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

We walk on starry fields of white And do not see the daisies; For blessings common in our sight We rarely offer praises. We sigh for some supreme delight To crown our lives with splendor, And quite ignore our daily store Of pleasures sweet and tender. Our cares are bold and push their way Upon our t...
by John
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference
Replies: 73
Views: 22951

Re: General Conference

In light of both the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic and the current restoration/reconstruction of the Salt Lake Temple, I was deeply moved just now by President Nelson's reiteration from the closing paragraphs of its Dedicatory prayer: "Heavenly Father, when Thy people shall not have the opportunity of...
by John
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pandemic 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

Re: Pandemic 2020

by John
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Celebrations
Topic: Happy Birthday Hugo James Popin
Replies: 9
Views: 3864

Re: Happy Birthday Hugo James Popin

by John
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Celebrations
Topic: Happy Birthday John!
Replies: 92
Views: 28755

Re: Happy Birthday John!

aw shucks. thanks all.
by John
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: LDS Missions
Replies: 6
Views: 3042

Re: LDS Missions

John Spencer Huntington: Germany West Mission, August 26, 1972 - August 26, 1974 My mission was originally organized as the West German Mission 01 January 1938. The name was changed to Germany West Mission on the 10th of June, 1970 and again only four years later, to the Germany Frankfurt Mission on...
by John
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Dad's own
Replies: 8
Views: 3872

Re: Dad's own

In preparation for my Saddleback Emeritus Chorale's concert, I've been searching for good poetry to intersperse throughout the program. The title of the concert this year is: Christmas Wishes: Making Merry with Music The programming includes music for Thanksgiving, Hannukah, and Christmas. Here's a ...