The post on their Blog from Sunday, September 28, 2014 talks about our visit.
|Sister and Elder Sowards with Sister Meeker |
Before we start on Desert
|Sister Meeker with her delectable Chocolate Mousse|
|My Chocolate Mousse - Almost to pretty to eat ..... NOT!|
|Sister Meeker Getting ready for the Day in Ayuthaya|
|Selfie of two Senior Missionaries|
|River Barge Traffic on the River in Ayuthaya|
|View from Hotel looking South East towards the Church and the Sowards former home|
Tall Chedi (or Stupa) in the distance to the Left is Wat Yai (Big Temple)
Sometimes Thai names are very descriptive and simple - other times not so
|Sister Meeker was enthralled by this chandelier above the Hotel stairway|
|She also liked the drapes on the Hotel Curved Stairway|
|Model in Hotel lobby of river Barge that was common when I was here 39 years ago|
On Saturday morning we loaded up the Van with two desks, Wash machine, clothes drying racks (hardly anyone in thailand owns a dryer), Dining room table and chairs, etc. On Saturday afternoon we were privileged to attend the Branch activity to honor the Sowards. There was Thai food of course, a Video tribute with music and some play acting and performances. It was fun to see. the Thai Members in Ayuthaya truly love the Sowards. He served as the Branch President for the past year or so and Sister Sowards taught Piano lessons to many students and helped with youth activities every Saturday afternoon. The youth had a big part of the performance ... they did a "Singing in the Rain" performance complete with colorful plastic rain coats and umbrellas. They did a mini Virginia Reel dancing routine that Elder and Sisters Sowards had taught to them back on Pioneer Day in July.