Sunday, September 21, 2014

Riley #75 - Huntington Park, CA - 4th of July, Superstition, Saving us some Goat

                                July 7, 2014

Dear Family,

   Thank you for the letters. We are running low on time today, so I am not sure how much I'll be able write. Sounds like an exciting week with Mollie's homecoming and waiting on Jake's letter. 

     Independence Day was pretty normal for us. We turned in at 6 and started our weekly planning. There were a ton of fireworks. It seemed like every block had their own show set up, and there was smoke in the streets. 
Our neighbors had a ton of fireworks. It kept on going a few hours with loud music playing. The fireworks were pretty good. Much to my surprise, we actually managed to sleep through the night. We had music on and the fan going, so it wasn't too noisy.
It was a little difficult to meet with people because of the Fourth of July. A lot of them had family over or were busy with something. 
    One of our investigators recently found out he has cancer. He isn't too concerned about it, but his family apparently have some sort of superstition he participated in to make him better. It required slaughtering three goats and roasting them. Sounded pretty good. He said he'd save us some goat.
We just took the pictures right now, so you're pretty lucky you got them.
              Elder Bowman