After receiving the call to Central Lutheran Church, we had 4 weeks to do what we needed to do and be ready to move in mid-August.
We visited Dan and Emily once again in Plymouth, Minnesota, taking our extension ladder to them and bringing home the boxes they used to move earlier this year. They recently purchased a baby grand piano, a nice addition to their new home. We also went to the new Star Trek movie! It’s always nice to drive there to visit in the past, but now will look forward to probably flying there in the future. Bethany, on the other hand, will now be much closer, and we hope to visit her and have her visit us more often in Yakima.
Dave thought it would be a good time to catch up on some local family history, so we traveled to cemeteries near Broken Bow and Holdrege to get information from tombstones of relatives buried there. Kind of morbid, but good information to complete some files!
We also got to visit the church Dave’s great-grandparents (on his mother’s side) helped establish near Ithaca, Nebraska. Thanks to Pastor Kris Bohac for meeting us there to review the 1880s documents stating that the first meeting of the congregation was in my great-grandparents’ living room! Very interesting stuff, so glad we got to see it all! Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get information from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ceresco, Nebraska where Dave’s father’s family were members.
Of course, we had to do a few things before leaving for old times sake. We visited some of our favorite restaurants, like Ticos and Valentinos…and visited with Dave’s sister, Mary, in Papillion and checked out some cemeteries and did some family genealogy research with Dave’s brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Barb. After all, we’ll be living very far away!