November 14, 2016
I forgot to include something in my letter yesterday. My Mom received some correspondence from Elder Oaks. I want to include it in my letter because it reflects the good character of my parents and I want my children to know how wonderful their grandparents are. The excerpts below are from my Mom’s weekly letters explaining the letters she received.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
I was very comforted this week when I went to work on my regular shift at the Temple, when Bro. Ray West handed me a card from Elder Dallin Oaks. He was told to give it to me by way of a Bro. Sperry who had come to check things out at the “Church Ranch” in Taylor. I learned that this ranch is one of the very few who still run cattle in the same way most people do here in this mountain area. Anyway, I received the card and then in the middle of the night, I awoke and had to write a letter of “Thanks” to Elder Oaks. I guess he still thinks of Jake Flake when he thinks of this area, because he was the one who called and set him apart as the Stake President a long time ago. I have to admit that I didn’t get a lot of sleep that night, but it was okay.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
I had another nice experience happen to me this week. I got a letter in the mail from Dallin H. Oaks. I told you that I awoke in the middle of the night after receiving his business card in the “round-about” way that it came, and had to write a letter of “thanks” to him. His reply stated,
“Dear Sister Flake, Thank you for your gracious letter of Oct. 27th, received when I returned from a trip to Central America. I chuckled at the round-about way it reached you, but I am very pleased that it did.
I remember you and Jake with great fondness, and congratulate you on your wonderful expanding family.
Sincerely your brother, signature and printed, Dallin H. Oaks”