In memory of the passing of our dear Prophet, I thought that I would send this picture along to all of you. Dad received this from the High Counsel at Christmas and I think it is a great protrayal of his personality. I've been thinking that we would loose him soon, as he has become more frail, but I will still miss him. I don't know who your favorite prophets are, but I grew up with Pres. McKay, so I've always loved him. Then later Pres. Kimball, with his raspy voice touched my heart. I remember after his throat surgery when he joked about falling among cutthroats. But I'm not sure anyone can replace Pres. Hinckley. I have felt closer to him and like he was actually someone I knew. He had a gentleness and a quick sense of humor that we could all relate to. I'm not sure if I sent any of you the clip of him at conference when Pres. Eyring (?) was put in, and how Pres. H. 'knighted' him. I am so sad at his passing , but know that I have learned great things from him. I even managed to barely finish the BOM last year on time, after his challenge to do so before the end of the year. I think we take having a living prophet for granted. But if nothing else, my last year of total stress teaching RS out of the conference talks , probably taught me more and gave me a greater appreciation for just that. President Monson has some pretty big shoes to fill, and as much as I love him, he's not Gordon B.