Saturday, June 13, 2009


Today Jim and I went to the Open House for the Church History Library in Salt Lake City.
I am a family history "collector" (genealogy actually) I love to find family members and connect them to my family. So Jimmy was kind enough to go with me today and see this amazing building. It really is 'state of the art'.
The 230,000-square-foot library will have two types of archival storage rooms. The 10 main storage rooms will be kept at 55 degrees Fahrenheit with 35 percent relative humidity. There will also be two special rooms that will be kept at minus four degrees(yes, -4) Fahrenheit for color motion picture films, photographs, and records of special significance to the LDS Church.The collections that will be housed in the new facility include:
260,000 books, pamphlets, magazines, manuals, etc.
500,000 historic photographs, posters, maps, etc.
40,000 audio and video recordings
120,000 local histories for LDS Church units
150,000 journals, diaries, papers, and manuscripts
20,000 rolls of microfilm
3.6 million patriarchal blessings for LDS Church members
Some of these items will be available in an open stacks reading room, while others will be located in archival storage rooms and delivered to patrons for use in a secure reading room. The public can go and view most of the items there.
So our outing today was fun and it got Jimmy out of the house too.
We also had been to St. George on Wed. and Thurs. of this week. We have some land down there we were getting ready to sell. We visited a few friends we had not seen in a long time.
Now coming up on Wed. the 17th will be another chemo treatment, and will slow him down for about a week. But so far the treatments are only bad for about 4-5 days after the treatment.
I'll post a picture of him this next week. He's lost a little more weight, which he wanted to loose anyway. But he doesn't recommend loosing weight this way.
Until next time, remember to be thankful for the little things in life.