Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sorry A-4, Lately You've Been Spam

To: Abbottsville Fourth Ward and the wonderful people who read this blog
From: Donna Banta
Subject: Hello and Goodbye

Dear Gentle Readers,
I'm sorry that I haven't been bringing you any emails from the A-4 lately, also that I've neglected to read and comment on some of your blogs. I've been preoccupied. First I, and the many who knew and loved him, mourned the death of our friend, Kerry. Directly after that, Mark and I travelled to Austin to say hello to our newest granddaughter!

Keya and her baby sister, Maya

Then as soon as we returned, we were called to Salt Lake City to say goodbye to Mark's excellent father, Roger Wade Banta. He led an amazing life, was loved by many, and will be dearly missed.

At a time of such bittersweetness, I can't help but be reminded of how fragile and precious life is, and how essential it is to live one's life to the fullest.

I intend to begin by committing to write every day, do good deeds, walk on the beach, spend time with family, party with the ex-Mormons, and avoid all media coverage of the new pope.

How about you guys--any more suggestions?


  1. Live life to the fullest by taking in as many lively experiences as you can. Too many people put off learning, playing, and growing, only to look back on their lives with regrets. It sounds like you're already well on your way to living a full life, so I don't see you looking back with regrets!

  2. You've really been on an emotional roller coaster these past few weeks. Those two little girls are simply gorgeous. Talk about experiencing the highs and lows of life. I hope you're doing well.

  3. Hey Agi Tater! Rough past couple of weeks, but otherwise, we're good. :)

  4. Look at those two adorable babies! congrats grandma!

  5. Those are some adorable grandchildren - congratulations!

  6. @pmgirl. They are--if I do say so myself. Thx. :)