10 comments on “Joe Gibson

  1. slpmartin says:

    Really like the words you penned for that composition.

  2. Katy Taylor says:

    and i really love the different flavors of the melody! beautiful, mary! sounds like you are inspired!

  3. Brenda says:

    Very beautiful! Follow the boat to the fisherman’s blue… lovely.

  4. I’ll never see another fisherman boat without hearing your beautiful voice! Love everything you do Mary!

  5. Mary are you related to this lady:I recall as a boy hearing of the experiences of my Miller ancestors. In the spring of 1848, my great-great-grandparents, Charles Stewart Miller and Mary McGowan Miller, joined the Church in their native Scotland, left their home in Rutherglen, Scotland, and journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean. They reached the port of New Orleans and traveled up the Mississippi River to St. Louis, Missouri, with a group of Saints, arriving there in 1849. One of their 11 children, Margaret, would become my great-grandmother.
    When the family arrived in St. Louis, planning to earn enough money to make their way to the Salt Lake Valley, a plague of cholera struck the area. The Miller family was hard-hit: in the space of two weeks, mother, father, and two of their sons died. My great-grandmother, Margaret Miller, was 13 years old at the time.
    Because of all the deaths in the area, there were no caskets available—at any price. The older surviving boys dismantled the family’s oxen pens in order to make crude caskets for the family members who had passed away.
    The nine remaining orphaned Miller children and the husband of one of the older daughters left St. Louis in the spring of 1850 with four oxen and one wagon, arriving finally in the Salt Lake Valley that same year.
    I owe such a debt of gratitude to these and other noble forebears who loved the gospel and who loved the Lord so deeply that they were willing to sacrifice all they had, including their own lives, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. How grateful I am for the temple ordinances which bind us together for all eternity.

    • well, now, wouldn’t that be absolutely amazing?!! my ancestors were surely religious, my grandfather had his doctorate in divinity. your story rings a bell… but it is a common story, the large families and coming to america. my grandparents were meighans, but my family tree has many names and i will check it out. do you recall anybody settling in philadelphia and studying there, then moving to hillsdale michigan? thank you my dear friend!

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