Hey!  Clarksville, Tennessee is a fairly short drive from where I
am...about a 2 hour drive.  I used to live in Clarksville, as a matter of
fact (way back in 1997 and I taught early morning seminary there). 
Anyhoo...I do live within the bounds of the Kentucky Louisville Mission
now.  Do you know which ward your son is serving in?  Back in 1997, there
was the Clarksville Ward, which covered the southeast portion of the city &
its surrounding areas, and another ward (the name of which escapes me just
now), which covered the north & west portions, including the Fort Campbell
area.  Anyway, if he's in the Clarksville Ward, ask him if he knows a Wiles
family (Carroll & Shelia Wiles...their children are pretty much all grown;
I think they still have a teenaged daughter at home, though).

Heidi the fair
in Owensboro, KY



> [Original Message]
> From: Rusty Taylor <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: 11/15/2003 1:18:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [ZION] The Small World of the Church
>
> Valerie-- what a great story! I think this would make a great "thread"--
> The Small World of the Church". To start things off, here's one that just
> happened in our family.
>
> Our oldest son, Chuck, is serving in the Tennessee Nashville Mission and
> was just transfered to Clarksville TN where he got a new companion and
> participated in a transfer conference.
>
> Flashback; for several years some of our early morning seminary classes
> were held in the teachers home. my wife would help by picking up kids and
> taking them to the teachers home (this was before she launched her
seminary
> teaching career).  One young man, who was not especially active, needed a
> ride, so my wife would leave extra early to get him because he lived out
of
> the way.  The teacher specifically asked my wife to pick him up, because
he
> probably would not make the class. There were days, when Alan would not be
> ready, or was sleeping in, sometimes a couple of days in a row, when my
> wife would wonder-- what am I doing this for, he doesn't care about
> seminary. After that year the boy moved back with his family and we lost
> contact with him.
>
> back to transfer conference;  in my sons own words
>        "I got my new comp yesterday. His name is Elder Klienman. But wait,
> yesterday at the transfer meeting in nashville you will never guess who I
> saw. Go ahead guess... I ran into Elder Drone!!! You remember him?
Remember
> Allen that we took to seminary and stuff?? He is in MY MISSION!!!! It was
> so crazy when we saw each other. I still cant believe it. He has been out
> for about 13 or so months. It was awesome!!!"
>
> it is indeed a much smaller world when you are a member of the Lords
Church.
>
> anyone else want to volunteer a story?
>
> Bob & Rusty Taylor
>
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