Tracy Aviary in Winter

Chilean Flamingos at Tracy Aviary

Tracy Aviary has free admission (with a $1 conservation contribution) on Winter Wednesdays through February. So I went with my grandson and other family members to see a surprising number of birds for a cold day in December. I enjoyed seeing … [Continue reading]

The Ten Most Popular Posts of 2011

In 2011 Rickety received 114,610 visits from 192 countries, generating 191,044 pageviews. I published 195 posts in 2011 but only two of them made it into the top ten. The remainder were written in 2010 (3) and 2009 (5). Here are the ten most … [Continue reading]

Father Christmas In Kaysville

Father Christmas visiting

  Father Christmas came to visit My grandchildren this year. But when he loudly Ho Ho Hoed They refused to go near. So Father Christmas skillfully Made candy canes appear. And with this very tasty treat He overcame their … [Continue reading]

World LDS Church Membership

World

The complete updated membership statistics are available at World LDS Membership. The worldwide ranks of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints grew by 306,613 members during 2010. According to the 2012 Deseret News Church Almanac, the … [Continue reading]

U.S. LDS Membership Statistics

Perusing the 2012 Deseret News Church Almanac

The complete updated membership statistics are available at United States LDS Membership. The ranks of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints grew by 85,675 members in the United States during 2010. According to the 2012 Deseret News … [Continue reading]

Train Around The Christmas Tree

Train around the Christmas tree

I set up a train set around my Christmas tree so my grandchildren could play with it when they came to visit. The controller is hidden between two houses near the rear but Bryson soon found it. However, things do not always work out as planned... … [Continue reading]

100 Years Ago: Exile, USS Utah, Elections

Battleship Utah

   The following was adapted from the Improvement Era magazine of December 1911. Exile The November 1911 Improvement Era reported that a minister named P. Aslev, under an old and obsolete law, succeeded in banishing four missionaries … [Continue reading]

CNG Station in Kaysville

CNG Station in Kaysville

This evening I heard via Twitter that there was a new CNG station opening today in Kaysville, located at 80 North 600 West, between the UTA Park and Ride and the Davis County Technical Center. The official opening celebration is planned for 2012 but … [Continue reading]

Christmas Letter 2011

United States Capitol, Washington D.C.

  Hi Friends and Family, This is our fourth annual Christmas Letter blog post. We will send the URL to this page to friends and family with their Christmas cards. We have added a few events that happened too late in the season to be included … [Continue reading]