Over the past few years, we have been watching General Conference at home. I know this is old hat in Utah and some other regions, but it’s a relatively recent innovation in the nether regions, enabled by the internet, satellite television, or certain cable providers. For families with children, General Conference in the home is a huge blessing, though sometimes I feel a bit of nostalgia for the old days.
When we lived in Delaware, the chapel was quite a drive from our house, and we decided to turn General Conference into a family outing. The whole family went to the chapel, but my wife and I alternated between watching General Conference and staffing the nursery. Between sessions, we had a pot luck lunch with other families in the ward.
In recent years, I have known families who continue to attend General Conference in the chapel, even though they could watch at home. (Is it the big screen in the chapel?) Others like to attend the Sunday morning session. Despite my intermittant nostalgia for Delaware, I now prefer to lounge around the house for the entire weekend.
If only we could get Priesthood session in the home …