Sunday, December 30, 2007

Simple Christmas

Dear All,

 First I have to say I love being included in this chat!

 Miscellaneous  thought s on Christmas.

1.       My kids never got a lot from “Santa”. I wanted them to be appreciative to their parents for the gifts.

2.       I liked to keep my kids home for most of the Christmas holidays because I didn’t want them comparing what other kids got with what they got.

3.       Our children usually had about five gifts(this always included socks and underwear) and I did have my concerns that they would feel that there wasn’t much there. They also drew names between themselves so I knew that there would be one more gift and then one from Lorin’s parents. It seems like it always turned out that there were plenty of  presents to open. We always go one at a time. With so many kids that takes quite a while and instead of doing a gift for just the sibling that they choose the name for they usually did gifts for all of their siblings or a family gift to us all.

4.       The past couple of years we have tried a new tradition. The three gifts of Christmas: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

Gold= a fun gift

Frankincense= a practical gift

Myrrh= a meaningful gift

Merissa, along with Alesa and Billy presented me with a most meaningful gift. Merissa has been writing songs for the new CD that she is putting out in Jan. One of the songs that she wrote was taken from the letters that Granddad wrote to Gran while he was at university of Wyoming and she was in Logan at school.  I have tried to connect my children with my parents through stories and pictures, it seems to be taking. You will all be anxious to hear this new song so watch for its release soon.

5.       Now that my children are older our traditions are changing some. Christmas day is always fun but the part I look forward to is our Christmas party. This year is was on the Thursday after Christmas as that is when we could all be together. We did the Let’s Make Deal and the Price Is Right hybrid game. I had everyone bring a “regift” ,  I downloaded theme songs for everyone and had a costume prepared for each. They then had trivia questions to answer and then they could choose door number 1,2,or 3 and get that prize. They also earned beans from the trivia questions and we then bid with the beans on different items. I think they all had a great time and it will be more remembered than what they received. Last year we did a Jeopardy game and the year before a treasure hunt all over the valley as we did our caroling. Hmmm…what am I going to do for next year. I am open to suggestions!!!!

6.       I am a great supporter of the simple Christmas. I loved the story of the Match Box cars that Errol sent, how the little boy didn’t know how to love so many cars, he was happy with just the two. I generally think that kids get too much stuff.  However, this year I played the Grandmother role. Thayne and Jennifer’s daughter Mckaylee got an American Girl doll and a couple of outfits. I was so excited, I love dolls. I just wanted to sew a bunch of outfits and give them to her. This would make me part of the problem rather than part of the solution. I did get out all the patterns and material. I think what I will do is make the clothes for my doll and then let her (and my future granddaughters) play with them when they are here.

 

 

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Well said, Jill.  I think you're right about small Christmases being less entertaining afterword than big Christmases but I have noticed that too many gifts on Christmas morning is detrimental to the holiday.  You have probably heard Rob's & my Christmas Gift Theorem:  Children are cranky in direct proportion to the number of gifts they get.  Maybe the solution is a 12 days of Christmas.  That way you can have the entertainment without the burnout on Christmas morning.    Actually, I think the best solution is a medium sized Christmas.  That's what we ended up with this year.  Yes, I would have liked to buy more presents but due to budgetary cutbacks, we were limited.  They each had 5 presents of varying cost.  The most expensive being around $30, and two of them  were socks (that was a big hit because all of my kids had holey socks) and underwear (not exciting unless you are 2 or 4 and get character underwear).  We also had a few gifts that were just for the family but we scored big on those - a Wii, karaoke revolution, and movies.  I went into this Christmas a little worried that our kids would notice that they had a fraction of the gifts their friends and cousins would receive but it ended up being a fantastic Christmas.   I think it's easier with older kids.  They  spent the next few days playing together on their new electronics.  The little kids spent the next few days fighting over Ari's Polly Pockets.  Oh well.  Everything can't be perfect!

 

Love,

 

Jean

On Dec 29, 2007 11:55 PM, Jill Bagley < jillbagley@mac.com> wrote:

might i say in our defense as parents who bought too much stuff-------

 

 

last year we only bought ruby and Ezra one gift from santa, one gift from mom and dad, and one from their grandparents. 

our christmas was very minimal. 

and afterwards it was very lame. there was not much to do-----ruby got a little bored with her gift. and i personally felt that it was less magical. 

when your kids have lots of presents that they are excited about its like going to disneyland. its exciting , and fun and it gives them a lot to do that day.

 

to get it straight, jason reported that our kids got too much stuff and they were bored---that is not true!! its all lies!!! Jason was disgusted with how much stuff we got them, but in truth, ruby was loving it. 

Ezra didnt want to open presents because he doesnt know how----he is still too young. 

but ruby loved everything she got, was grateful and excited. and jason made the kids stop opening presents because he personally felt that they had enough. and admittedly, they did have enough. 

 

there are at least  two good legitimate reasons to buy your kids lots of presents at christmas.

 

 the number one reason for me is because it is so magical. and they have lots of interesting things to do that day. 

the second reason is because it gives me an excuse to throw out all the old stuff. 

 

the other reasons for getting lots of stuff on christmas: 

-everything is on sale and readily in your face when you go shopping. 

its easier to buy toys at this time of year than other times.

--its fun

--why wouldnt you want lots of entertainment for your kids? its better than tv!!!

 

it shouldnt be such a mystery----and it shouldnt seem so selfish to all of you old humbugs out there. 

its fun for the parents, its fun for the kids. 

when picking which party you want to go to----dont you always pick the one that will provide the most fun? 

you dont want to go to a party that is unexciting. 

 

i know, its  a lame analogy, but that is my defense. 

so there. 

--Jill

 

 

On Dec 29, 2007, at 1:55 PM, Errol Bagley wrote:



Thank you--Thank you-- Thank you for my large flat screen monitor.  It is 30% larger to look  at and takes 80% less desk space.

 

We are still enjoying the holiday season with family and grandchildren. Our Pine house has been used regularly with a little snow still under the trees and fires in both fireplaces.

 

From what I witnessed and what was reported my pre-Christmas suggestion of several meaningfull gifts to children was universally ignored. Elaine has ignored it for forty years so my expectations were not really high on this one. I will say Sam exibited the same excitment on gift twelve  as he did on gift one. Jason reported that his children lost interest after a while and had to be encoraged to came back and finish opening thier presents. I'm thinking of commissioning a study on parents to see if we can figure out what the hell is wrong with them on this Christmas thing.

 

That aside, we are most gratefull for all of our children and grandchidren and the peace and prosperity that we live in. Sometime people ask me how I am doing and I often reply  " Better than I deserve"

 

Love Dad.

 

 

 

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Re: Re:

I'll take that invite. Yes, my kids had fun, but Ruby did in fact have to be asked to take a break from playing with her fabulous toys to come back to the living room to open more fabulous toys. And Ruby did enjoy herself and shows no serious side effects as of yet. But that's only because she's been inoculated for just such an event. She's developed an exceptionally high tolerance for toys by being given way, way too many her entire life! The same amount of toys is reported to have killed a Guatemalan family of 6. 

Here's a few reason's not to go overboard on the gift giving:

-it spoils children and sets their expectations too high---it's hard to be grateful for little things, when you're used to having everything
-it teaches kids that Chirstmas is all about getting, instead of giving.
-it's a waste of hard earned money that your husbands worked long hours for, and you didn't like how many long hours your husband worked, but how can he ever stop working those long hours when you spend so much money on Christmas! I also bought a car. 
-it's just more stuff that you don't have room to store, so you have to spend hours going through the old stuff, which isn't old at all--you just bought it a year ago, but you have to throw it out anyway and thus shall the earth be destroyed as well as our finances. 

I think the key is balance. Perhaps 1 or 2 nice gifts the child asked for, a stocking full of goodies and small stuff, and a large family gift (something fun for everyone to do together, like a bowling alley). If it weren't for Jill, Christmas in our home would definitely be missing some magic. And magic is good...in moderation.  

Jason





On Dec 30, 2007, at 7:06 PM, Errol Bagley wrote:

Good points. I didn't assume I was right on this subject although I may be. Lets hear more. Dad 


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Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 22:55:19 -0800

might i say in our defense as parents who bought too much stuff-------


last year we only bought ruby and Ezra one gift from santa, one gift from mom and dad, and one from their grandparents. 
our christmas was very minimal. 
and afterwards it was very lame. there was not much to do-----ruby got a little bored with her gift. and i personally felt that it was less magical. 
when your kids have lots of presents that they are excited about its like going to disneyland. its exciting , and fun and it gives them a lot to do that day.

to get it straight, jason reported that our kids got too much stuff and they were bored---that is not true!! its all lies!!! Jason was disgusted with how much stuff we got them, but in truth, ruby was loving it. 
Ezra didnt want to open presents because he doesnt know how----he is still too young. 
but ruby loved everything she got, was grateful and excited. and jason made the kids stop opening presents because he personally felt that they had enough. and admittedly, they did have enough. 

there are at least  two good legitimate reasons to buy your kids lots of presents at christmas.

 the number one reason for me is because it is so magical. and they have lots of interesting things to do that day. 
the second reason is because it gives me an excuse to throw out all the old stuff. 

the other reasons for getting lots of stuff on christmas: 
-everything is on sale and readily in your face when you go shopping. 
its easier to buy toys at this time of year than other times.
--its fun
--why wouldnt you want lots of entertainment for your kids? its better than tv!!!

it shouldnt be such a mystery----and it shouldnt seem so selfish to all of you old humbugs out there. 
its fun for the parents, its fun for the kids. 
when picking which party you want to go to----dont you always pick the one that will provide the most fun? 
you dont want to go to a party that is unexciting. 

i know, its  a lame analogy, but that is my defense. 
so there. 
--Jill


On Dec 29, 2007, at 1:55 PM, Errol Bagley wrote:

Thank you--Thank you-- Thank you for my large flat screen monitor.  It is 30% larger to look  at and takes 80% less desk space.
 
We are still enjoying the holiday season with family and grandchildren. Our Pine house has been used regularly with a little snow still under the trees and fires in both fireplaces.
 
From what I witnessed and what was reported my pre-Christmas suggestion of several meaningfull gifts to children was universally ignored. Elaine has ignored it for forty years so my expectations were not really high on this one. I will say Sam exibited the same excitment on gift twelve  as he did on gift one. Jason reported that his children lost interest after a while and had to be encoraged to came back and finish opening thier presents. I'm thinking of commissioning a study on parents to see if we can figure out what the hell is wrong with them on this Christmas thing.
 
That aside, we are most gratefull for all of our children and grandchidren and the peace and prosperity that we live in. Sometime people ask me how I am doing and I often reply  " Better than I deserve"
 
Love Dad.



Re:

Well said, Jill.  I think you're right about small Christmases being less entertaining afterword than big Christmases but I have noticed that too many gifts on Christmas morning is detrimental to the holiday.  You have probably heard Rob's & my Christmas Gift Theorem:  Children are cranky in direct proportion to the number of gifts they get.  Maybe the solution is a 12 days of Christmas.  That way you can have the entertainment without the burnout on Christmas morning.    Actually, I think the best solution is a medium sized Christmas.  That's what we ended up with this year.  Yes, I would have liked to buy more presents but due to budgetary cutbacks, we were limited.  They each had 5 presents of varying cost.  The most expensive being around $30, and two of them  were socks (that was a big hit because all of my kids had holey socks) and underwear (not exciting unless you are 2 or 4 and get character underwear).  We also had a few gifts that were just for the family but we scored big on those - a Wii, karaoke revolution, and movies.  I went into this Christmas a little worried that our kids would notice that they had a fraction of the gifts their friends and cousins would receive but it ended up being a fantastic Christmas.   I think it's easier with older kids.  They  spent the next few days playing together on their new electronics.  The little kids spent the next few days fighting over Ari's Polly Pockets.  Oh well.  Everything can't be perfect!

Love,

Jean

On Dec 29, 2007 11:55 PM, Jill Bagley < jillbagley@mac.com> wrote:
might i say in our defense as parents who bought too much stuff-------


last year we only bought ruby and Ezra one gift from santa, one gift from mom and dad, and one from their grandparents. 
our christmas was very minimal. 
and afterwards it was very lame. there was not much to do-----ruby got a little bored with her gift. and i personally felt that it was less magical. 
when your kids have lots of presents that they are excited about its like going to disneyland. its exciting , and fun and it gives them a lot to do that day.

to get it straight, jason reported that our kids got too much stuff and they were bored---that is not true!! its all lies!!! Jason was disgusted with how much stuff we got them, but in truth, ruby was loving it. 
Ezra didnt want to open presents because he doesnt know how----he is still too young. 
but ruby loved everything she got, was grateful and excited. and jason made the kids stop opening presents because he personally felt that they had enough. and admittedly, they did have enough. 

there are at least  two good legitimate reasons to buy your kids lots of presents at christmas.

 the number one reason for me is because it is so magical. and they have lots of interesting things to do that day. 
the second reason is because it gives me an excuse to throw out all the old stuff. 

the other reasons for getting lots of stuff on christmas: 
-everything is on sale and readily in your face when you go shopping. 
its easier to buy toys at this time of year than other times.
--its fun
--why wouldnt you want lots of entertainment for your kids? its better than tv!!!

it shouldnt be such a mystery----and it shouldnt seem so selfish to all of you old humbugs out there. 
its fun for the parents, its fun for the kids. 
when picking which party you want to go to----dont you always pick the one that will provide the most fun? 
you dont want to go to a party that is unexciting. 

i know, its  a lame analogy, but that is my defense. 
so there. 
--Jill


On Dec 29, 2007, at 1:55 PM, Errol Bagley wrote:

Thank you--Thank you-- Thank you for my large flat screen monitor.  It is 30% larger to look  at and takes 80% less desk space.
 
We are still enjoying the holiday season with family and grandchildren. Our Pine house has been used regularly with a little snow still under the trees and fires in both fireplaces.
 
From what I witnessed and what was reported my pre-Christmas suggestion of several meaningfull gifts to children was universally ignored. Elaine has ignored it for forty years so my expectations were not really high on this one. I will say Sam exibited the same excitment on gift twelve  as he did on gift one. Jason reported that his children lost interest after a while and had to be encoraged to came back and finish opening thier presents. I'm thinking of commissioning a study on parents to see if we can figure out what the hell is wrong with them on this Christmas thing.
 
That aside, we are most gratefull for all of our children and grandchidren and the peace and prosperity that we live in. Sometime people ask me how I am doing and I often reply  " Better than I deserve"
 
Love Dad.


Saturday, December 29, 2007

Re:

might i say in our defense as parents who bought too much stuff-------


last year we only bought ruby and Ezra one gift from santa, one gift from mom and dad, and one from their grandparents. 
our christmas was very minimal. 
and afterwards it was very lame. there was not much to do-----ruby got a little bored with her gift. and i personally felt that it was less magical. 
when your kids have lots of presents that they are excited about its like going to disneyland. its exciting , and fun and it gives them a lot to do that day.

to get it straight, jason reported that our kids got too much stuff and they were bored---that is not true!! its all lies!!! Jason was disgusted with how much stuff we got them, but in truth, ruby was loving it. 
Ezra didnt want to open presents because he doesnt know how----he is still too young. 
but ruby loved everything she got, was grateful and excited. and jason made the kids stop opening presents because he personally felt that they had enough. and admittedly, they did have enough. 

there are at least  two good legitimate reasons to buy your kids lots of presents at christmas.

 the number one reason for me is because it is so magical. and they have lots of interesting things to do that day. 
the second reason is because it gives me an excuse to throw out all the old stuff. 

the other reasons for getting lots of stuff on christmas: 
-everything is on sale and readily in your face when you go shopping. 
its easier to buy toys at this time of year than other times.
--its fun
--why wouldnt you want lots of entertainment for your kids? its better than tv!!!

it shouldnt be such a mystery----and it shouldnt seem so selfish to all of you old humbugs out there. 
its fun for the parents, its fun for the kids. 
when picking which party you want to go to----dont you always pick the one that will provide the most fun? 
you dont want to go to a party that is unexciting. 

i know, its  a lame analogy, but that is my defense. 
so there. 
--Jill


On Dec 29, 2007, at 1:55 PM, Errol Bagley wrote:

Thank you--Thank you-- Thank you for my large flat screen monitor.  It is 30% larger to look  at and takes 80% less desk space.
 
We are still enjoying the holiday season with family and grandchildren. Our Pine house has been used regularly with a little snow still under the trees and fires in both fireplaces.
 
From what I witnessed and what was reported my pre-Christmas suggestion of several meaningfull gifts to children was universally ignored. Elaine has ignored it for forty years so my expectations were not really high on this one. I will say Sam exibited the same excitment on gift twelve  as he did on gift one. Jason reported that his children lost interest after a while and had to be encoraged to came back and finish opening thier presents. I'm thinking of commissioning a study on parents to see if we can figure out what the hell is wrong with them on this Christmas thing.
 
That aside, we are most gratefull for all of our children and grandchidren and the peace and prosperity that we live in. Sometime people ask me how I am doing and I often reply  " Better than I deserve"
 
Love Dad.

Monday, December 10, 2007

FW: Re:




From: Jason Bagley <jasonbagley@mac.com>
To: "eebagley@gmail.com" <eebagley@gmail.com>
Subject: Re:
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 08:55:44 -0800

Congratulations on your civilian status. Does the church have witness protection program you can enter to avoid further callings?

Who's the new stake president?



On Dec 9, 2007, at 8:28 PM, Errol Bagley <eebagley@hotmail.com> wrote:

Today Elders Uchtdorf  and Olsen came to the Mesa North Stake and released us as a stake
 
presidency and called a new one. In the church even in very visible callings you need not get
 
an over inflated sense on your importance as you will be replaced and the church will go on just
 
fine in your absence.
 
It is one of the miracles of the church to see two brethren who do not know anyone in the
 
stake come for two days, reorganize the stake, fly out, and the church goes on almost as if
 
nothing happened.
 
In addition to the wonderful spiritual messages Elder Uchtdorf has a sharp sense of humor that
 
endeared him to his listeners. After twenty seven and half years I will get to sit with my wife
 
again in sacrament meetings.
 
Dec. 9  07
 

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Today Elders Uchtdorf  and Olsen came to the Mesa North Stake and released us as a stake
 
presidency and called a new one. In the church even in very visible callings you need not get
 
an over inflated sense on your importance as you will be replaced and the church will go on just
 
fine in your absence.
 
It is one of the miracles of the church to see two brethren who do not know anyone in the
 
stake come for two days, reorganize the stake, fly out, and the church goes on almost as if
 
nothing happened.
 
In addition to the wonderful spiritual messages Elder Uchtdorf has a sharp sense of humor that
 
endeared him to his listeners. After twenty seven and half years I will get to sit with my wife
 
again in sacrament meetings.
 
Dec. 9  07
 

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A Day That Made A Difference



Sometime back in the early 70's my brother Jerry and I were building a Red Barn Store about one mile East of Dubios Wyo. We were partners in this venture with Jerry putting up all the capital in the beginning as I didn't have any.

Jerry was interesting to work with. He could do almost anything, perhaps not to exacting standards, but he would do it just the same.

We had the floor poured with the help of a hippy couple that he had secured that spring and the day came that we were going to put up the walls.

Jerry had a conflict that day and had to be in Jackson so he told me to take the hippy couple and go get the walls up on the building. This building was only about 20' by 30'. I had never framed anything in my life.

Jerry took some paper and drew me a diagram of how you frame each wall laying down on the concrete and then you raise it up in place. The top of the wall has a double plate which hangs over 3 1/2 inches on one wall and you cut it short 3 1/2 inches on the wall coming into it so they overlap and you can secure them together. You also have your door and window openings measured and framed in while the wall is on the the floor.

With all the confidence of an older brother telling me I could do it and a piece of paper showing me how,off I went to Dubios with the hippy couple and by the end of the day all the walls were up to the square.

Framing is not brain surgery but I can't remember any days in my life when I gained more self confidence in a single day the day I raised a small building to the square.

There were no buliding codes or inspections in Dubios so when it came time to make a septic tank Jerry ordered a 58 Chevy Impala from the wreaking yard. We had a hole dug behind the barn big enough for the Chevy and in it went. The sewer line from the barn was then brought out and put through a partially opened side window of the Impala and then it was covered with dirt. I don't know how many years that lasted but it worked fine as long as I knew about it.

I later traded my interest in the Dubios Red Barn for a townhouse that I had got for Jerry in Mesa. I still have the townhouse. Errol

Monday, June 25, 2007

Grover Floods

Unlike the Katrina victums who only got flooded once,in the Grover house we had a flood once every spring. I not sure we knew this when Dad bought the ranch --not that it would have make any difference . The first year must have been quite a suprise. After that we just prepared.The house was built on the same level as the meadow and as the snow melted each spring the water level rose several feet in the basement.We would move food in the food room to higher shelves remove any other items from the floor and hang it on the walls.A pair of irrigation boots were put on the top steps so one could venture to the food room without getting wet.As the water reseaded to a few inches we employed a sump pump to keep it out.

Since the Grover house had only one bathroom a metal shower stall was installed in the basement.This was particularly helpful in the summer time when we bathed more than once a week.The moisture in the basement did attract reptilian critters. We had small frogs and at least one snake. It was best to check the floor just before you stepped out of the shower least you step on one of these basement dwellers.

Talks over the years

Dear Family,

It is sometimes said you are in my thoughts. May I say you are in my talks.Over the past 20 years I have given many talks. In one way or another you have all been in them. My talks almost always include some rememberance from my family,childhood,ranch life,ancestors,tractors,airplaine crashes,climbing the Tetons,home cooking,growing up in rural Wyoming,cows, horses,brothers and sisters,the Oregon trail, double dexter washing machines and any other thing that I could possibly stretch into a gospel subject.

I possibly should have quit on these stories early but people kept encoraging me. Some of course with the polite good talk Brother Bagley, but many with the we always look forward to your talks because they are so differnt and interesting .

President West was even polite in finding something nice to say after I gave my "Never buy new cars or trucks--Always rent when you are going to drive a lot of miles in a short time talk" in stake general priesthood meeting. My bridge to this subject was provident living. It was a bit of a stetch but it became my most requested talk for copies.

I have to admit that more often than not I had some story I wanted to tell and I find a gospel subject to fit with it.

Our last stake conference was my favorite. The gospel subject was repentance. I mixed into this talk the sights and smells of Monday washday in Grover. This included discribing the Double
Dexter washing machine, the wringer, the rinse tubs, the cloths line with sometimes frozen cloths on it. I wove into these images the priniples of repentance and becoming clean. Towards the end as I have done in some of my talks I sang a song---- Ye Simple Soals Who Have Strayed. There is a bit of a risk in trying to sing in the middle of a talk especially if you have become emotionally involved in the message. I love this song so I took the risk.

Anyway. I wanted to thank you all including my parents and grandparents who have contrubuted to the material that I use and will continue to use till someone stops me and says enough already Bagley

Seasons Greeting to you all, Errol

Brothers & Sisters


This is a pic of my brothers and sisters taken at Alisias wedding reception in Tetonia. It was 15 below that night. They were taking pictures of the bride outside the I.F. temple and she started looking like a popcicle. Dad

Sunday, June 24, 2007

i am a cowboy



A birthday gift from sisters dear----For a cowboy who rides nomore.

I took them back and got the cash---And bought some more my style.

They were so fine this lace up kind---Of suede and great support

They would no doubt feel right at home --Even at a church court

With coat and tie or causual wear ---I really do look fine.

At funerals or reunions or just to go out and dine.

Now if you bury me in these boots--Please clean and brush them one last time.

But---if you need these boots --just pull them off-- before you close the lid.

I rarely wear my boots to bed---so why should I when I'm dead ?


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Stake Conference

Ashley and I both spoke in the Sun. session of stake conference. She did a great job.

We attended the Senior concert. It was all about a good time. Ashley was the most antimatied showgirl on stage

They also showed a video of the senior choir trip and guess who was the most photograghed person in the senior class. Right again. I don't know where she gets it. Dad

Thursday, January 25, 2007