- Day 12 Thursday 8th September 1977
One week ago today I met Donny ! Today we travel to the Ranch in Avon Country, quite a way out. We paid $ 14.00 which was to include buffet lunch at the Ranch. We passed through Ogden & stopped at the temple for a few minutes. It was beautiful inside, a man told us about the Book of Mormon & when the Osmonds visited the Temple. He asked Keith if we were going to their old house and told us where it was, we did stop outside
& Ron cracked a joke about Donny, when he was born he had to sleep in the mail box outside because there were so many of them !! We travelled for ages & eventually arrived at the Ranch. It was still being built in parts, the Osmonds own a lot of land around the Ranch. We saw Marie’s horse, George
& Mr. Osmond’s brown horse. Kittens were also roaming around, you could tell they were used to people as they came to you straight away. We walked through a field & over a small plank across a small river
to a large field which was were they had laid on a great barbecue for us. We cooked our own hot dogs over the fire & had potato salad, crisps to go with it. Then it was marshmallow time ! We were told to be back at the coach around 3pm, so we walked to the stream, it was so peaceful. Rosie & I walked back over the plank to see the horses, the 6 kittens appeared again. During the walk, Ang & I picked up a stone as a memory !! Before leaving Ron Clark came on to say goodbye. His words were so touching that it made myself & many others cry. We left feeling sad but happy after a great day. Goodnight everybody !