Thursday, September 24, 2009
We held two farewell get-together for Allen. We designated the evening of the 20th for friends and the after-church get-together for family. We didn't realize most of his friends are now on missions or off to college so Saturday evening was pretty lonesome.
Sunday he spoke in sacrament meeting. He was scheduled to speak for 25 minutes but he ran out of material after 10 minutes. Bishop Lang filled in for him the remaining time. We stayed through the block and then came home to find our back yard prepared by Erica Meyer and Susan Greenburg. All the food was on the table and the tables were decorated with butcher paper. It was so awesome to have friends help out. Mostly family came by after church. A few friends dropped by to say "good-bye" also.