Thursday, November 08, 2007

Ed Pinegar

While we were in Kirtland, Ohio we went to what used to be the Grandin Book Store. This was the bookstore where the first Book Of Mormon was published. It's no longer a book store and was purchased by the LDS Church to be used as a historical site.

We took our tour through the store and was there for quite a while. As we left the store we bumped into Ed Pinegar as he was walking into the store. We got outside, looked at each other and Mike said, "that was Ed Pinegar". We hurried back into the store, began introductions, and along the way Mike told brother Pinegar that Eleanor Knowles was his sister. It wasn't necessary for Mike to ask him if he knew her, he knew he knew her.

Ed grabbed Mike's hand and said, "I love your sister"! "She helped me with my very first book and many books after that". We had a good time talking and then asked if we could have our picture taken with him. It was after that when his wife, Patricia Pinegar came into the room, we talked to her a minute and left the building again. I stopped in the middle of the sidewalk and said, "we need her picture too". As you can see we went back into the store and had our picture taken with all of them. They are serving as Mission Presidents at the Kirtland Temple sites. They are wonderful and delightful people!