Friday, November 25, 2016


The fourth Thursday of November is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S and a national holiday.  It is a day for families and friends to get together and celebrate and be thankful for their blessings.  This year we had many things to be thankful for:  Our three wonderful  years in the temple in Copenhagen and the many good saints and friends we love there, Jim's survival of his heart attack at the airport and again the supportive friends  we had surrounding us during our three weeks "extension", and our terrific family and friends that have welcomed us home.
 A place for all 25 that came for turkey dinner.
 Our kids preparing the meal the turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, beans and several different kinds of pies for dessert.

 Gathering for Family Prayer...
    Again thanks to all of our friends and family who have prayed and helped us in any way these past three years and especially the past three weeks.  We have felt you concern and your prayers have helped carry us and Heaven has responded.  We love you.
  New blog going across the Atlantic

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Home Again!

Thanks to Elder Buxton and Elder Mordue who took us to the airport at 4 a.m. this morning.
 Peter came just to meet us at 4.30 a.m.  He brought the defibrillator three weeks ago and helped get Jim's heart working again. He came just to see Jim and make sure he was okay.  So nice.
Business Class was fabulous
 And meeting the family was even more wonderful!
 We all know we are Danish!
  This will be my last Danish Daily Doing Post, but I have started a new one called Williams World Weekly.  I will try to post weekly what is going on, on this side of the Atlantic.  The address is:

Monday, November 21, 2016


We will miss our wonderful neighbors.
 Hanne and Gregors Knudsen
Nilla Amanda, Jana and Nils.
   We are enjoying a little bit of Christmas before we leave.  Nilla Amanda mad us an Advent Calendar.  It will be fun to see the pictures she drew.

Scene Revisited

I went to the airport today to make sure of arrangements for our flight tomorrow.  Kenneth, the agent who was helping us three weeks ago was on duty.  It was a very sweet reunion.  He had really been effected by the incident and apparently it has been the talk among the workers since.  He was pretty emotional and so nice, as was everyone.
 This is the exact place Jim collapsed, hitting his head on the conveyor belt.
I was so glad I was able to connect with Kenneth again and reassure him that we were fine.
 I also talked to KLM and thanked them for the flowers they sent and gave candy to the Security People who were so kind to take care of our luggage and deliver it to the apartment.  People were so nice and happy to have some feedback.

Sunday, November 20, 2016


I went to church today in the Frederiksberg Ward, but left Jim home away from the flu and cold bugs. It was a final farewell for some of our dearest friends like Ruth Hammerlund and Tom Pollard who made a special effort to get to church.
 Our temple missionaries came last night for "final" good-bys and thanks to Boyd Mordue and Jorgen Jeppsen for bringing the sacrament today.
Ellen McKnight came from Sweden and Mette, Jesper and Sebastian came tonight.  So we enjoyed a lovely Sabbath saying some final farewells.  However, there are many we expect to see again in Utah, so it isn't really final.....

Saturday, November 19, 2016

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

 Jim is feeling a bit better every day.  His shoulder is especially improving.  So with only a couple days left, there were some last-minute errands,
 These were samples of traditional Christmas fare: pebernødders, butter cookies, brunkage and clementiners.  You don't often see samples, so this help-yourself was unique.
 Frederiksberg Mall is all decked out
 and I found a lone nativity set, one of the few designed and sold in Denmark...

Friday, November 18, 2016

Changes to Consider

We discovered this morning that Jim's bed was too soft and too short, so we have made some changes..fortunately the 6 mattresses in the apartment are easy to move around.
Instead of one pill a day, Jim has quite an assortment now,
I went to the Copenhagen Temple for the last time today and did the entire session in Danish and actually understood most of it.  We will miss it, but it is in good hands with the new presidency.
 The snow was last week, but this is such a great picture.