Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mission Call for Elder Jones

"Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain!!!"

Oh Levi! We definitely didn't see this one coming, and we really should have! How exciting! How special! How perfect! :) My brother is serving a mission! My only brother! Wow. I couldnt BE more proud!

Ok, so I dont know much about Oklahoma, other than my Grandma and Grandpa Jones live there, so I took the liberty to find some interesting facts about the good ole Sooner State.

Fun Facts:

In Bristow, Oklahoma it is against the law to serve water to a customer in a restaurant unless one peanut in a shell is also served. The consequences for this "serious” offence can result in a fine of up to five dollars.

If you play catch in the streets of Bartlesville, you’re breaking the law.

Per square mile, Oklahoma has the most tornadoes of all U.S. states. (Dont worry, you will be fine.)

Whaling is illegal in the state of Oklahoma. (No way!)

Oklahoma was the setting for the movie "Twister".

Women may NOT gamble in the nude, in lingerie, or while wearing a towel in Schulter. (Thank GOODNESS!)

Oklahoma is the where Joseph Donnelly (played by Tom Cruise from Far and Away) races to get his "free land"

It is unlawful to put any hypnotized person in a display window in Hawthahorne.

Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa and grew up in Yukon, Oklahoma .

Another Levi, Levi Hughes from St. George, Utah was just called to Tulsa too. He will be entering the MTC on 13 Apr 2011. Maybe you should facebook him. :)

Oklahoma has the largest Native American population of any state in the nation. Many of the 250,000 American Indians living in Oklahoma are descended from 67 tribes who inhabited Indian Territory in the 19th century. Oklahoma is tribal headquarters for 39 tribes. (Thats cool)

may not promote a horse tripping event or a bear wresting exhibition in Oklahoma. (Awww! Nuts!)

The official State Meal of Oklahoma is chicken fried steak, fried okra, squash, cornbread, barbecue pork, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, black eyed peas and pecan pie. (You wont go hungry!)

It is mandatory in Oklahoma that you must tether your car outside a public building. (Its MANDATORY, Levi!)

Henry Starr, one of the last outlaws of the Old West was from Oklahoma . During his 32 years in crime, he claimed to have robbed more banks than both the James-Younger Gang and the Doolin-Dalton Gang put together.

While passing another vehicle in Yukon, it is mandatory to honk your horn. (Fun!)

Oklahoma's state dance is the square dance. (Yee Haw! Bow to your partner.)

Things to do (On P days of Course!)

Go see the greatest shirtless statue you've never heard of, the Golden Driller. No, he's not gold -- more of a dry-river-bed brown -- but he stands with his derrick for photo opps. And you can sit on his foot if you like.

Someone online said to go to India Palace. Eat the buffet, then walk straight back into the kitchen, purposefully, without asking, and thank the chef personally. You will be rewarded with a sizzling 'fire/oil show' on the frying pans.

America's shrine to the sport of wrestling, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum, is a focal point for the past, the present and the future. It preserves the heritage of the sport, celebrates new achievements, and encourages the youth of our land to aspire to lofty goals.

So according to the mission website, this is your area. So, technically, you will be serving in Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas as well! Whoa! That is so flipping cool, Elder!

Levi, you will do AWESOME there and you will love it so much! Someday you will have to take us all there after your mission and show us everything that you saw and did. We love you, Levi!

1 comment:

Peterson Family said...

I love this Lauren. Great facts!! Levi will be an amazing missionary!