It still fascinates me to realize that I can now pretty much go to any church function throughout the whole state and visit with people I know. Pine Bluffs is only about 35 miles from my house. However, I was still surprised that I knew more than twenty people at the dinner. It was good food and good company.
Margaret and I took time to visit the shrine in Pine Bluffs while we were there. It was a pleasure to see some visitors from Missouri enjoying the shrine. I asked what part of Missouri they were from and I received a hesitant answer that simply stated, "about an hour west of St. Louis." I asked a follow-up question inquiring about the actual name of the town. They finally answered, "Warrenton." They were surprised when I told them I grew up in Old Monroe. It really is a small world at times.
Enjoy the pictures.