|Smiths Falls tapestry|
Tuesday was our day for Smiths Falls, almost a 3-hour drive east from Trent Hills. The purpose was a senior couple activity for our zone, hosted by Elder and Sister Bosch from Smiths Falls and including Elder and Sister Hutchinson from Brockville.
We took a tour of the Heritage House Museum, a restored 19th century house of an early businessman in Smiths Falls.
|The Wheelers, Hutchinsons, and Boshes|
|Heritage House Museum|
|the old way of "tickling the ivories"|
We stopped in Perth on the way back to see Code's Mill, which is now holds a restaurant and some small shops. We took a little walk in Stewart Park across the street and encountered Barbara who told us about the history of the park. With our name tags she thought we were from the historical society. We explained what our name tags were for.
|Code's Mill in Perth|
|Inside Code's Mill|
|Barbara with Sister Wheeler in the park|
We spent most of the day Thursday in the family history center helping Mary. Thursday night was our Pearl of Great Price class at the church. The lesson was from Joseph Smith-History - the first vision. We were able to show "The Restoration" video as part of the class.
Friday we had a lot of small business items to catch up on, like calling Bell to arrange for cancelation of TV and internet and calling Deseret Mutual about forms to reenroll in Medicare. They sent the forms to the mission home so we probably wouldn't get them until it is too late. At several of the local fairs Sister Wheeler has noticed several of the women doing hooked rugs (it seems to be quite popular here). It is a skill that came from the Vikings when they came to Canada. She has been looking for a kit to try, but they don't seem to sell them. She met Karen Kaiser who has a studio in Belleville. We made an appointment to visit her on Friday to learn how to make hooked rugs (not latch hook). With a few simple instructions Sister Wheeler was able to pick up the technique like a pro (maybe a slight exaggeration, but Karen was surprised how fast she picked it up).
|Karen showing sister Wheeler how to hook a rug|
|Buying alpaca gloves|
|The blasting band|