Yep… after 13 or 14 years, Sandi (Rogers) and I are “hanging up the orange shirt and the red pants, the parachutes and the “tea-party hats,” the angel/devil outfit and all the other paraphernalia which have been part of our ongoing series of videos (and “live finales”) at the annual BYU Women’s Conference.
It’s been SO MUCH FUN, and we’re both feeling a bit nostalgic about having it come to an end. But, as I told many of you these past 2 days, Sandi’s getting a little older now … HA HA HA HA HA (I’ve tried to make it sound like she’s not 15 or 20 years younger than I am).
Thanks for the warm response we’ve always received as you watch us being sillier and sillier…. I laughed as I enjoyed watching some of the “clips” which our director/producer/filmer genius Carol put together.
How is it that we could consent to make fools of ourselves over and over … but you could tell we were having a good time.
Wish we could have shown some of the “OUT-TAKES…” For me it might be the one where I got out of the tent and fixed “breakfast”…. It’s going to seem weird not to be working on another for next year. I hope you realized that the last one was just to thank everyone… it was “Sister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” but the sound didn’t come up right away, so I’m not sure you “got” that. What a blessing it’s been in my life to have Sandi has a dear friend for so many years. We should have taped the “picnic” we had on the floor of my office (at the MTC) years ago … we just couldn’t manage to find time to get together, so Sandi brought a portable “cooker,” and we roasted hot dogs in my office and had a glorious picnic. (You can tell I could go on and on)….
Thanks for the good times – the GREAT times – for all these years of “nonsense” with an important message. Thanks to the great majority of you who are always civil, kind, courteous, and willing to be patient and generous with each other. WE LOVE YOU!!!!!
AND NOW IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE….
OFF WE GO . . .