Well, in case you missed the BYU newspaper (from some day in the spring of 1999), here is a picture of my mouse trap car. (Yes, this is the car that won State, I think it could have competed nationally--unfortunately, no one bothered to put together a national competition. Feel free to copy the ingenious design.)
(I don't know how my dad managed it but somehow he has got one of those Wellsfargo wagons, it sits in a place of honor, right beside the mouse trap car he masterminded)
Since I was taking pictures, I went ahead and took one of Jerry.
Not that this needs any explaining, but Jerry was on the cover of a Cosco magazine last summer. His look says it all. I like to hide Jerry in places O will least expect, such as in his toiletries bag to give him a good jolt in the morning, in his work/church folders, or in his suitcase so that he has a friend when he arrives in China. You never know where Jerry will pop up, but you know that he will....
He reminds me a bit of my friend Chelsea and her summer sausage. I think she also had a rubber chicken that made several appearances :)
As I was downloading the photos, I found a few gems on the camera from Christmas. This year my ambitious sisters started a new tradition-a re-enactment of the Nativity.
Perhaps my favorite-the Concierge of Pizza Sauce (as she proclaimed herself to be last week)- M as a wiseman/shepherd (yes, it took quite a while to figure out the spelling of that). Wearing my Granny E's dress (and her mustache), and bearing a pool stick, she was quite in character (though exactly what character is still undetermined).
One of the three blind sheep-
Confused angels/stars-and an arm valiantly trying to instruct
Obviously the instructions were not well understood
Do note the lovely stable backdrop. Larry really came through on that!
And the finale: Joseph looking perplexed, the Wise shepherd singing "Yo ho, Yo ho", the angel-star people not remotely interested, Mary looking picturesque, the baby quite perfect.
Next up: The Changeling and the Firework Show!