Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Kent and Carol Grow Up

Hello Dear Reader,
As Grandpa (Wesley) and Grandma (Mary) Carter's lives continued to be full of everyday adventures so did those of their children. Kent turned 19 on May 24, 1960 and was called to serve a mission in the Western States Mission. His mission call was signed by David O. McKay, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was dated November 1, 1960. A week later Grandpa and Grandma received a letter from Daisy H. Romney, his mission mother with instructions of things he should know and what he should take with him. Then on November 20, a Farewell Testimonial was held in his honor in the Rivergrove 2nd Ward and he entered the Mission Home November 28th.

About 10 weeks later, on February 10, 1961 Carol was married to John C. Buckley. The wedding was held in the living room of our home and, if I remember correctly, Grandpa Carter performed the ceremony. So, within a short period of time, Grandpa and Grandma's two oldest children had left home and were creating new lives for themselves.
Aunt Genni

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