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This blog is a record of events in the life of Joseph Taggart and his family since his spinal cord injury while body surfing in Guatemala in January 2006.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tie Tacks, Pumpkin Acts and Travel Facts

Tim's Tie Tack Travesty
Since his days in Australia 40 years ago (OH MY!) Tim has been picking up a tie pin here and a tie tack there. Cheap souvenirs of travel or special occasions etc. Since he has had to wear a white shirt and tie to work everyday of his adult life, his spice is his tie pins. He has one (okay, several) for every occasion (He has four for Columbus Day).

As a part of cleaning up and organizing his office he has finally tackled the pin collection. He mounted a couple for all to see on the office wall, then mounted 6 more on the back of the door and behind it (They disappear when the door is open). Then he built a new board for behind the door in the bedroom which also disappears with the door closed (a good conversation piece only if you want to have the conversation). On the bedroom board (above right) the Wales collection runs top to bottom along the left edge and next to it is the England collection. Also on the board is the LDS collection, the Chinese Olympics collection and a dozen others.

The two boards mounted on the office wall include two different 2002 Salt Lake Olympic pin collections. The top one(on left) is unique. No one else has a collection of every Olympic pin with the Salt Lake Temple on it . The bottom board (on right) is Tim's collection of security badges including FBI, Secret Service, and state and local law enforcement.

Saturday evening Tim spent a couple of hours creating tie tacks by gluing backs to pins. He hasn't caught up for several years. On the right you can see a variety ready for backs and some completed. . . from antique Chinese pins dating back to Chairman Mao's day to modern military pins from Latin America. As with many things Gloria is patient in putting up with Tim's Tie Tack problem.

Preparing for the Pumpkin Party
The Grandkids are having fun preparing for Halloween. They have been decorating with Pumpkins and trying out their costumes. Last week they went fishing and caught some nice ones. Gloria went up and spent a couple of days helping out this week. She enjoyed being apart of her brother Neil's stepdaughter's wedding on Saturday.

Eastern European Education
Tim is preparing for a trip beginning the end of October to Eastern Europe. He will be recording the language versions of 'The Restoration' for the L.D.S. Church in Slovakian, Czech, Hungarian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian and Albanian. This will be a fast paced trip with long hours in the recording studios in each city. It will be a real education since he hasn't visited Eastern Europe before. He is looking forward to connecting with former EBM missionaries in Croatia, Slovakia and elsewhere. Stay tuned.

Mormon Messages Mount in MP3 Media
Tim recorded another interview this week for the Into All the World program on the Mormon Channel with Ciro Schmeil, a Stake President from Brazil. There are several interviews up on the website now. More to come!

Download an Episode

If you wish to download the file to your computer, right-click on the Mp3-icon and select "save-link-as".

Episode 9: Randall Bennett (Samara, Russia) Download Episode 9
Episode 10: Oswaldo Pastore (São Paulo, Brazil) Download Episode 10
Episode 11: Kenneth L. and Mary Duvall (Bilbao, Spain ) Download Episode 11
Episode 12: Lee and Holly VanDam (Hong Kong, China) Download Episode 12
Episode 13: Reid and Diane Robison (West Indies ) Download Episode 13
Episode 14: Paul and Sara Peterson (Geneva, Switzerland) Download Episode 14
Episode 15: Emrol Gould (Trinidad and Tobago Stake) Download Episode 15


Blogger Julie Harward said...

Thanks for sharing all that..the tie tack thing is neat! And good luck with the big trip..God bless~

Oct 18, 2009, 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

I know you will love Eastern Europe. Our family has only been to part when we picked Anthony up from Bulgaria after his mission. But we fell in love with it. We went in the fall and it was absolutely beautiful along with the people. Have a wonderful experience. Curious how do you chose where to go, who gets what recorded?

Oct 21, 2009, 7:00:00 PM  

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