Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Palmyra/Hill Cumorah Pagent - July 15

After our long drive to Niagara the short 2 hour drive to Palmyra seemed like nothing!! This is all of us (including Aunt Ruby, Ann Dee and their family) - at the Wittmer farm! It's just about 20 minutes outside of Palmyra.
5 of the Wittmer brother's are named as witnesses who actually saw the golden plates - one was shown by the Angel Moroni and the rest from Joseph Smith. Upstairs in the cabin pictured above is where the last 116 pages of Book of Mormon were translated. Joseph came here to escape persecution - the picture of the room (below) is where the translation took place! Also, in this cabin were held some of the first church meetings - because of it's larger then normal size it was able to hold up to 60 people!
This was right outside the back door of the Wittmer cabin in the apple trees. I LOVE this picture - look how cute they are!!
This was the home where Joseph Smith's family lived - it was very small and humble! This was where the Angel Moroni appeared to Joseph!! Years later they moved down the road a very short distance to a larger home and after several years moved back to this one!
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Grandma Julie said...

Miss safely to DC.

steveandsteph said...

That's a great picture of Bo and Bri!

jeny said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the pics Jamie did of your kids. I wish I could get close enough to her to get my family pics.

Oh-and stop having so much fun out there. We DO want you to come back! :)

Schimmy said...

We sure miss you guys out here. Tell Brie I can't wait for her to get back to primary. Looks like you are having a blast back there. Lots of memories.

Brad and Genis Barben said...

Too much fun, how do you handle it? How was D.C.? We can't wait to have you guys home with the details, have you figured it out yet? Love ya. Glad you're having such a great time.