Monthly Archives: July 2009

Time Quotations

I have a friend who is really into quotations. In fact, he even self-published a book of quotes. I’m not really into that sort of thing, but I do appreciate a good thought-provoking quote. The other day I saw on Digg a link to some good quotes that have to do with time. You can visit the site to see them all, but a sample is below:

  • There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.
  • Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
  • Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.

Hill Cumorah crew: A voluntary labor force


When the Latter-day Saints come to town, much work gets done — beyond Hill Cumorah.

During their stay, cast members from the pageant provide more than 1,800 hours of volunteer labor in Wayne and Ontario counties. They do everything from pull weeds and mulch gardens to clean high school lockers and paint picnic pavilions.

On an related note, last week I posted about how I wondered if the new passport laws would affect how many people from Ontario went to the Hill Cumorah Pageant. There were several members of my ward who went last week, and they said the place was only half full. However, there was the normal group of protestors yelling crazy things at the visitors.

Pageant season has started

The LDS newsroom recently posted about upcoming pageants:

Every summer in locations across the United States, thousands of volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints perform in pageants open to the public. These large outdoor productions highlight stories from the history of the Church and from the scriptures through music, theatrical dance and dramatic spoken word. All actors are volunteers, and the admission is always free.

I work in Niagara Falls, and since June 1 when the new Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) rules came into effect, business is down significantly. A lot of people don’t have passports. I’m curious as to whether this same thing will affect the Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra, NY. This is only two hours away from our area, and every year dozens of members go. This year, I’ve only heard of a few.

Two of every kind…

Another funny cartoon