Wednesday, August 18, 2010

For Some Must Push and Some Must Pull

To celebrate Pioneer Day (July 24th), we joined my folks at Iona Days. The youth had been on a pioneer reenactment trek for the few days leading up to the celebration. The whole thing kicked off with the return of the youth (and leaders, including my dad) marching into town. It was really quite neat to see them all coming home. Parents excited to see children, children excited to see parents, dirty and dusty pioneers pulling their handcarts. I'm sure the saints of old experienced feelings similar as they saw loved ones pulling in from their long and arduous journeys.

My dad piled the grandkids in the handcart and took them for a spin around the park.

I'm not sure Carter understood the concept of "push". I think he was more about enjoying the "ride".