A few more funny stories from John's letters to Whitney.
I was thinking about my first Thanksgiving in Italy. We cooked a turkey, but our bombola ran out of propane so we somehow rigged it in between two bicycles at 2:00 AM to take it to the other elders' apartment. Their bombola ran out of propane a couple of hours later, so they took it to the sisters' apartment around 5:00 AM. Anyway, it was a wonderful Thanksgiving that we shared with the Italian missionaries and some members and investigators. Good memories.
Today both Brick and Tank bore their testimonies. Brick was thankful for his moms and his dad. The girls worried that visitors and new members thought we were polygamists. After Tank was done and coming down the stairs from the stand he jumped down and hit a crouching power stance with a big grin on his face.
The boys have spent a lot of time downstairs playing with crazy things like bay blades, which they have thoroughly enjoyed and which has given the rest of us a little more free time upstairs. Every once in a while I will sing down the stairs at them, "bay blades, bay blades, let it rip", and they break into that song as well, and that way I feel a bit of solidarity with them and that somehow I am involved in their lives in that regard.
I am taking the little boys to junior jazz, and they are doing well. Brick has discovered one of his major advantages. Yesterday I saw him use his body to move somebody out of his way in a major way. The poor little guy was trying to take the ball away from Brick, and he just moved into him with his rear end. He had a huge grin on his face as he did it. _________ birthday yesterday and got bey blades. They are like well engineered tops, but nothing more than that. The boys have been playing with them non stop since then.
Probably the funniest story of this week is that Mom asked me if I had seen a green towel in the garage. I said, "is it this one that I take to the gym with me?" And I pulled it out of my gym bag. Mom said, "yes, I had Brick wipe up urine with it two weeks ago." So, I have been using this pee clean up towel at the gym for two weeks.
We were coming out of junior jazz on Saturday, and Brick saw a 20 year old woman coach who wasn't his coach. He flashed her his classic Brick grin and said: "I didn't catch ya name." She told him her name is Megan. I believe we could have a real ladies man in our midst.