Thursday, September 17, 2009


I got something to blog about!! Last night was Stake Standards Night for Lexi and myself (Eric was supposed to come too but we needed a babysitter and since Mom and Dad N have to go to prison and Mom and Dad F are sick, as are Freeman cousins, someone had to stay home with the kiddos). So Lex and I went to SSN and Pres. and Sis Lowell Barber were speaking. Pres. Barber told a story about a girl that he liked in Jr. High. Her name was Janet. He really liked her alot. On a scout camping trip, he found out that pretty much everyone in his scout troop also liked Janet. That was a little dishearting to him but he still continued to talk to her at school. They weren't in the same ward though. He went to a Pasco ward and she went to Columbia Basin ward. One day one of his friends came up to him and told him that he had good news and bad news. Good news-Columbia Basin Ward had invited them to an outing (get to see Janet) bad news-Janet liked Clayton!! It was devestating to him but (the whole point of the story) he lived!! It was ok that he didn't get Janet because he met Shannon (his wife now). Anyway, Clayton didn't get Janet either. He married another girl and they live in Seattle. Janet married a guy named BOB!! Pres. B also informed us that Janet passed away several years ago and they were so sad and sorry. But each player in the situation had been married in the temple and had a wonderful family. Now why do I tell you this story. I couldn't really figure it out until the drive home. Pres. B had also talked about Pres. Ferris Naef being a good friend. They were best friends in fact. On the way home, I finally put two and two together and realized that Janet was Janet Rigby Maughan. That Bob was Robert Maughan. That they are my sis-in-law (married to my brother, Bret) parents!! Small world isn't it. And so important you were friends are but also more important that being in love at 14 and getting rejected isn't the end of the world.


Jennifer Nielson said...

I didn't know that Pres. Barber knew my mother! What a great story...thanks for sharing. I want my family to read it, so I'll direct everyone your way. Sounds like a great night...we had Stake Standards Night last night too.

Countrylivn' said...

How cool! It reminds me of Jillian, all the boys were in love with Jillian!! Like Mother like daughter! Cool story!