Fun elders quorum yesterday (if I do say so myself). Being the first Sunday, the topic was for Der Führer (ich) to decide. We went for the following:
1. I invited the Ward Music Chair — who happens to be a woman, gasp! — to give us a 5 minute “musical message.” She (who also happens to be my fine wife) told us about England’s finest hymnist, Ralph Vaughn Williams, played some of Thomas Tallis, and had them guess what the relationship is between Williams and Kolob.
2. As it was Mothering Sunday in England, I gave the quorum a quick history of the holiday including its Worcestershirian roots (our ward is in said county).
3. We talked about leap year and how it has sometimes been linked (erroneously, of course) with Joshua 10: 13. I had hoped we could also discuss the idea of women proposing marriage to men during leap years (or only on February 29?), but no such discussion was forthcoming, alas.
4. With spring rapidly arriving in England, we discussed gardening and quoted Spencer Kimball on the subject.
And now for the challenge: let’s grow some veg! Prep your soil now, start planting in April (or in indoor containers now), and send us some pics of your work later in the year. We’re growing peas, carrots, onions, and lettuce (very small garden). This is the first year Rebecca and I have done this, but my dad is an old pro whose spinaches this year never stopped growing. How happy he was when I invited him over to offer his gardening advice!