We had a great farewell dinner Monday night for President and Sister Tate. All the full-time senior missionaries and the young elders joined together for a pot-luck dinner and program at a nearby stake center. Earlier, every missionary was given an opportunity to submit individual thoughts, memories and good wishes for the Tates. Then, they were all compiled into a hard-bound book for them. I heard they were up until 1:30 in the morning looking through it!
They’re wearing leis because the evening was billed as an “Aloha” dinner.
Just prior to the farewell dinner we had a wonderful visit from Rich and Donna Sheen. Rich is one of the missionaries who taught us in Berlin, Germany, back in the early 1970s. And, he’s the one who baptized me. We love him so much!! It was great to visit with him and his sweet wife, Donna! They could only stay a couple of hours, but, we’re making plans to visit them at their home in Texas on our way back to NC next summer.
I only have this one, lo-res, blurry photo of us on our baptism day in Feb 1972. Rich is on the left, then us, and then, David Owen, the other missionary who taught us.
And here we are, 45 years later! (We’re glad Donna took this picture, but, I’m kicking myself that I didn’t take one of the two of them.)