Joyful reunion in Georgetown, Massachusetts. President Wilkey met with Louise Harpers and her sons, Eric and Dave, whom he had known as a 20 year old missionary serving in a nearby area of Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Her deceased husband had welcomed the young elder with warmth and an arm around his shoulder. Young Elder Wilkey looked up to him as a father figure.
One of the sisters in the BYU stake Amy and her husband welcomed us into her family home. Her father introduced us to historical Topsfield, Massachusetts where the ancestors of Joseph Smith lived and raised families. The Smith family were as well founders of the area and were soldiers in the Revolutionary War.