Going through my library the other day, I found an old paperback of Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad. In the inside front cover I had written the following:
Purchased on Saturday 16 September 1995 at the American International School in Vienna, Austria during a school picnic in which we furnished a display about the Church and whose only success for us was a little boy who wanted to buy an Articles of Faith card and a girl from Israel who took a Joseph Smith pamphlet and who, due to Church policy regarding citizens of Israel, we cannot teach anyway.
Einfach spass, gell? [Fun, eh?]*
16/9/95 Austria Vienna Mission
*Actually, I think it was fun, despite this early example of Ronanic sarcasm. At the very least we had a day off from knocking doors. The weather was good. We ate hot dogs and drank root beer. And we got to spend the day with some cool sister missionaries,** IIRC.
**One of whom is now KenJen’s sister-in-law. But she was cool before that.