Surprisingly, in Marietta where the history is so rich, the Fourth of July is fairly low key. We did attend the parade. It lasted about 20 minutes and there were no floats whatsoever. There was a band or two in the parade, but mostly cars, politicians, firetrucks, and a couple of horses. We did enjoy it, however.
Every year on Fourth of July weekend, this huge river boat comes through Marietta, It's like a cruise ship only on the Ohio. It goes from New Orleans up to Pittsburgh. It docks at Marietta for just a few hours.
This side of the river, of course, is Marietta. The other side of the river is Williamstown. Both are in our ward. We have two sets of Missionaries in our ward and one is in Marietta and the other is in Williamstown. We have been going on teaching appointments with both sets of missionaries.Wednesday this week we went with the Marietta missionaries and the Williamstown missionaries on Thursday. We have an appointment this coming Friday to teach a lesson in Williamstown on Family History. We love going with the Elders. They are so amazing!
We get a visitor from Salt Lake Family Search this Friday and we are so excited! We hope he can help us with our focusing problem. We haven't had any more books come back for focus problems but we have had re-work for blurring. Blurring happens when the page is moving when the picture is taken, We're trying to figure that one out.
We miss and love everyone! We hope you are all doing well. We'd love to hear from you!