Saturday, March 17, 2012

Josh's Family History

Today I have been doing a lot of family history. Next Saturday I am doing a story about the Ault family in Knoxville. I spent three house at the East Tennessee History Center in downtown Knoxville. The people there helped me learn a lot about the Ault's in Knoxville. I really wanted to find where Michael Ault's plantation was . . . so one piece of information we found was that Jamie Ault Grady's home was built on the property. Grady had lived in that house up to 1949, so I went out and found it (the blue and yellow house). I also went to Macedonia United Methodist Church (where all the Ault's are buried) and ran into a church member. He gave me a tour of the church, and gave me a little history. Right by the Ault plot is the original horse stake, where people tied up their horses. It has been a fun day! The story will air next Saturday on 6 Around Town on WATE 6!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Member Dinner

I have been the Ward Mission Leader in my ward (congregation) for nearly a year now. It has been fun to work with the missionaries, and help the new members of our church settle in. To welcome all the recent converts we but on a New Member Dinner at the Lohman's home. Only one of our new members (Sister Poore) showed up, but we had a lot of fun. We were able to take left overs to everyone else. The missionaries (Elder Kenyon, Elder Mills, Elder Nuebert, and Elder Robinson) did all the cooking.