Saturday, July 6, 2013

July 6, 2013, Dancing the Clarinet Poka

Sister Money and I served in the John Taylor Home yesterday. The Nauvoo Brass Band in the horse drawn carriage came by and stopped and played in front. We were sitting out on benches they have placed in front by the street. Some of the Young Performing Missionaries had been performing their "venyette" across the street under the big old tree and had come over to sing for us. The band played The Clarinet Poka. That's a dance some of the missionaries do in Sunset on the Mississippi. The YPM's started dancing to it and two of the Elder's in the YPM's asked Sister Money and I to dance. At first, we both said we hadn't ever danced it. But we've watched it a million times so we decided to go for it. There we were dancing The Clarinet Polka to The Nauvoo Brass Band, in that horse drawn carriage, in the middle of Main Street in Old Nauvoo. Who would have ever thought it!!!! I thanked Elder Black as he escorted me back to the bench on the brick sidewalk in front of the John Taylor Home. The YPM's sang a couple of more songs for us and then they had to leave and some of the guests that had gathered, watching, wanted tours. So we left our short lived youth behind and went back to work, grateful for the fun little experience in Old Nauvoo. Through out the day, 30 tours were given in that beautiful old home of a prophet of God. John Taylor was the 3rd prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-saints. What a wonderful privilege. To tell the stories and show the homes and places of business of the great people who lived and worked here in Nauvoo in the 1840's.

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