Friday, September 10, 2010

A Change Next Door

Hello Dear Reader,
As I mentioned before Bernard P. Brockbank was the Scottish Mission president. He and his wife, Nada, and their son, Roger, lived next door to Grandpa (Wesley) and Grandma (Mary) Carter. Actually, although they lived next door the quickest way to get to the mission home was through a gate that connected Grandpa and Grandma's back yard to the side yard of the mission home. LeAnn and Roger got to be good friends and went to school together along with Eddie McDonald whose dad was project supervisor on the Drumchapel building. It wasn't long until two other girls, Anita Stettler and Joyce Lane joined these teens as schoolmates. Sadly the McDonalds had to move to avoid the long wait each night and morning at the ferry so Eddie transferred to another school district.

Around the end of the year President Brockbank was released from his calling so Roger moved away as well. This created a change next door. The new mission president was David B. Haight accompanied by his wife, Ruby. He had been president of the Palo Alto Stake, vice-chairman of the Oakland Temple District and of the San Francisco Welfare Region. He had also just resigned as mayor of Palo Alto and was head of the Palo Alto Hardware Company and operated a builders' supply firm. Grandpa and Grandma liked their new neighbors and did what they could to help them and make them feel at home.
Aunt Genni

1 comment:

Jill said...

I don't remember hearing this before. How interesting. Your family sure got to interact with some great people during the mission.