Hello, Goodbye

Actually, goodbye first. We offer thanks and farewell to Jenny Webb, whose reflective, imagistic posts have been the quiet gems of the past two weeks. Thank you, Jenny, for your altogether enjoyable contributions.

And now hello, to our newest guest blogger, Ardis Parshall. Ardis is an historian and researcher-for-hire specializing in the collections at LDS Archives. She is a regular presenter at meetings of the Mormon History Association, the Utah State Historical Society, Sunstone, and the Communal Studies Association. She recently was awarded the Dale L. Morgan prize for her Winter 2005 Utah Historical Quarterly article, “‘Pursue, Retake & Punish’: The 1857 Santa Clara Uprising.” In addition, she is one of a four-member panel who rotate columns on Utah history in the Sunday Salt Lake Tribune, and she writes a monthly article for her ward Relief Society on lesser-known women from Church history.

Lest you be intimidated by Ardis’s eminently admirable accomplishments, let me assure you that she is thoroughly earthbound in all the best ways, funny and friendly and a fabulous addition to T&S during the next few weeks. Welcome, Ardis!

7 comments for “Hello, Goodbye

  1. Julie M. Smith
    October 9, 2006 at 5:11 pm

    Jenny, thanks for some wonderful posts.

    Ardis: we are so glad to have you! Will you please post some of those articles on lesser-known women in Church history?

  2. Ardis
    October 9, 2006 at 5:47 pm

    Thanks! Yes, Julie, I’ll post a couple this week, starting tomorrow, and if readers like ’em I’ll put up more. You know that humble-proud-awed feeling you get doing family history when you find what is probably the only earthly record ever made for a baby who died, and you can seal that child to his parents? Bringing these faithful women back to the notice of a world that has forgotten them has something of the same feeling.

  3. October 9, 2006 at 6:08 pm

    Ardis, welcome.

    Jenny, Thank you for some beautiful posts.

  4. Naomi Frandsen
    October 9, 2006 at 6:50 pm

    Jenny, thank you so much for your posts. I will have to start visiting the Salsa blog. Ardis, will you post about some of those women? Or perhaps consider a broader circulation for your ward newsletter? :)

  5. Idahospud
    October 9, 2006 at 8:04 pm

    Ardis, let me add my voice to the chorus requesting the articles on lesser-known women in LDS history. I haven’t read them and I already like them.

  6. Jenny Webb
    October 9, 2006 at 10:01 pm

    I’ve enjoyed my time at T&S—thank you all so much. And I’ll be looking forward to Ardis’s posts (i.e., count this among the requests for posts on the forgotten faithful women)!

  7. October 10, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    I thought the post was going to be about Go Dog, Go! judging by it’s title. “Hello. Do you like my hat? Good bye.”

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