Here are the missionaries at their departure dinner
Sisters Johansen, Casper, and Woolf, Elsie Evans, and Elder Prom.
Elder Durfee and Sister Evans
Elders Prom, and Hamilton, and Peterson
The meal has been standardized to glazed ham, cheesy potatoes, salad and rolls. The dessert varies with this transfer having the choice of Sister Jones' pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting or Sister Spencer's chocolate cake with whipped cream. A great way to end a mission.
The next morning is transfers for the remaining missionaries with those changing areas reporting to the Mission Office to link up with new companions. It is a bit chaotic with cars, phones, and keys sometimes being transferred. And everyone is so happy to see each other. The Assistants to the President coordinate all this and it always works out.
In the late afternoon, the arriving missionaries are picked up at the airport, are driven downtown to get an immediate experience placing a Book of Mormon, then go to the Mission Home for supper and an orientation.
The APs, Elders Ahola and Gibby and Elder Greiner
Sister Abreu, Moberly, and Cahoon and Elder Callister
Private seating for Sister and Elder Spencer
Here are some pictures of missionaries who were by the office for a district meeting and ended up helping set up the cultural hall for the ward Halloween Party.
The afternoon after transfers Sister Jones and I went to Medina about an hours and a half to the west to close an apartment. The APs drove the truck and trailer and were assisted by Elders Verdine and Judy in the loading while we mainly packed. It was a smooth mover. Sorry no pictures.
One other memorable occurrence was on a morning walk when a young buck galloped across the road about 50 yards ahead of me. Then, after I rounded the curve, he crossed going the other way at the same speed. Coming back from the turnaround point, I saw him standing statuesque in a field.
Also, on Thursday was the first snow. It was wet and gone by noon, but we know more is on the way.