Today I am glad to announce that I completed the Nuffer family history. As grand as that sounds, that actually is defined as I only finished the book that Larry gave me on the Nuffer family. I went through and read the entire book gleaning family history information. It was very interesting. Much of the history of Preston, Glendale, Mapleton, Providence, and other places in Cache Valley are included. I have built a greater relationship with my Nuffer ancestry now. Plus I have learned a good deal about parts of the family I knew nothing about. There are everything in there about marriages, skeletons in the family, births, deaths, places, and even records of temple ordinances (including second anointings). It has been very interesting.
This will come as a revelation to some, but I am still typing up the journals of Lillian Coley Jonas Bowcutt. I am now 9 months into 1961. I hope to finish the year by the end of the week and send it out to all the family who are related. I am excited. I have learned some really interesting things. She tells of her bout with cancer, having ‘her female organs’ removed, and the comings and goings of neighbors. She tells of every family who comes to visit. I have really enjoyed it. She tells of my Grandma going to get a cancerous mole removed. She tells of my Mother and some of her reactions to others. She tells often of the baby, Jackie, and how she seems to be always sick. She mentions how she is taking care of Ren and how he broke his hip. She tells of her reading the Book of Mormon and how she wishes she could go to the temple with her sister Edna. I am building a relationship with my Great Grandmother. I wish they were a little longer and she would reflect some. When her own mother died, she tells of the funeral and nothing more. She tells who came to visit but nothing of the emotional side made it in really. I wish she would tell something about Joseph Jonas. The only mention so far is going to put flowers on his grave, and his father’s.
There are two interviews tomorrow. Both with staffing services. One is for a legal staffing company. I would really like to know if they have anything available. If there are no job offers, I think I will go ahead with the job at Combined. I have already agreed to start training next week. I have been really impressed with Marc Summers, who is hiring me. He has been so kind and really gone out of his way to help any concerns I have had. Not to mention his respect of the LDS religion. He has openly stated he wants to learn more, so I am interested in taking this job just for the missionary opportunities. The same in traveling to visit people. I could meet more, have more opportunity, get to know Richmond more by going with Combined than ever sitting in an office. I did always want a job that would be outside. Geez, I don’t know why I am even second guessing this. It seems like it could be all I could want and more.
The bad parts are that I will have training for three weeks. The first week here in Glen Allen. Then two weeks in Raleigh, North Carolina. They pay for all the costs, but that doesn’t help alleviate the costs of living right now. However, once I have a job, they tell me the usual base pay for a week is at least $500. That is if you are doing the work and just picking up premiums. He said selling insurance on top of that will only add to that amount. He said they like to have their people making $125 a day. He said you can pretty easily make over that. I think I will give it a try. The money would not hurt, but more importantly, I need some type of income. The best part is I love to travel, I love to meet new people, and what an opportunity to share the gospel. You never know, I could do insurance law some day. They said they do have a legal department and they even help to pay for some of the schooling. Sounds like a good idea to me. We will have to see. I think I will go with it. I will wait and see what these two interviews tomorrow bring for us.