Rosalynde Welch, a new Guest Blogger

November 8, 2004 | 24 comments
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(Now updated!) We’re very happy to announce our newest guest blogger: Rosalynde Welch. Rosalynde grew up in Southern California, the eldest of eleven children. She graduated from BYU in 1998 with a BA in English; and she served a mission in Porto, Portugal from 1996-7. In June 2004, she was awarded a PhD in Early Modern Literature from the University of California at San Diego, where she studied under Louis Montrose and dissertated under the title “Placing Private Conscience in Early Modern England.â€? (Wow, sounds cool!). She has published in Dialogue and BYU Studies, and currently works at home in St. Louis, MO, with her husband, John, and her children, Elena (3) and Jack (1).

Of course, that is not all. As our regular readers know, Rosalynde is a top-notch T & S commenter. She was also, by her own admission, once involved in a “notorious love tetrahedron”* which included sometime T & S guest-blogger (and some-time T & S nemesis?) Steve Evans. (She reputedly won him over with “sensuous prose, [] curvaceous syntax, [and] exciting prepositions.” We can only hope for an occasional soupcon of the same.) Rosalynde is known to keep company with Fowl types, and is reputed to be a Farmer’s daughter (or -in-law, or something like that). As for any other information about her, you’ll have to get that from the woman herself.

Welcome to our cozy little asylum, Rosalynde! I’m sure you’ll fit right in.

*For the geometrically challenged, let me offer this link: The Tetrahedron. Yikes! Look at all of those connecting lines — three connections per point! If love tetrahedra aren’t already banned by constitutional amendment, they should be! (Amendment four, anyone?)

24 Responses to Rosalynde Welch, a new Guest Blogger

  1. marta on November 8, 2004 at 10:55 pm

    Hooray!

  2. Gordon Smith on November 8, 2004 at 11:06 pm

    Welcome, Rosalynde. Nice to have someone else in the Midwest blogging.

  3. john fowles on November 8, 2004 at 11:18 pm

    Wow! Congrats, Rosalynde. Instant fame. . . . I look forward to your insights!

  4. Steve Evans on November 8, 2004 at 11:20 pm

    All right Rosalynde! Knock ‘em dead.

    OK, Kaimi, you’ve got to let this thing go. It wasn’t all THAT interesting. Also, T&S nemesis? I guest-blogged here, for crying out loud. Just because the pupil has outgrown the master, that’s no reason to fear.

  5. Kaimi on November 8, 2004 at 11:28 pm

    Steve,

    There’s a long and complicated story behind every word here. Trust me, they’re all here for a reason.

  6. danithew on November 8, 2004 at 11:41 pm

    Good to see you guest-blogging Rosalynde.

    Now I’ve got words from a Led Zep song coming to mind (“How Many More Times”)

    oh Rosie, oh girl … steal away now … steal away …

  7. john fowles on November 8, 2004 at 11:57 pm

    Danithew, everything okay with you? I’ve noticed that Wump seems offline.

  8. danithew on November 9, 2004 at 9:37 am

    Wump Blog was off-line yesterday because my host was having problems with its mysql databases. Twice for extended periods of time I couldn’t access the blog. But the Wump is still in action. :) Thanks for asking.

  9. Melissa on November 9, 2004 at 11:37 am

    Rosalynde,

    I am also eldest of eleven children. You are the only other person I’ve ever met who can claim the same fame.

    Looking forward to your posts!

  10. Kaimi on November 9, 2004 at 11:53 am

    My wife’s cousins are a family of eleven children. And so the oldest of that bunch is, well, the eldest of eleven children. However, he’s not (that I’m aware of) connected to any prominent Mormon publishing dynasties.

  11. Bryce I on November 9, 2004 at 2:59 pm

    Rosalynde–

    Welcome! I’m glad I’m not following you :)

  12. Adam Greenwood on November 9, 2004 at 6:30 pm

    “Just because the pupil has outgrown the master, that’s no reason to fear. ”

    You’re right. A little Atkins and you’ll be back to size in no time.

  13. Adam Greenwood on November 9, 2004 at 6:46 pm

    If anyone thinks I’m kidding, see here:
    http://www.timesandseasons.org/wp/index.php?p=1526

  14. Steve Evans on November 9, 2004 at 10:25 pm

    It depends on who the master is, I guess. I certainly haven’t outgrown you, Adam. Or Kaimi. I have a distinct edge on Kristine.

  15. Frank McIntyre on November 10, 2004 at 1:27 am

    Rosalynde, 2 questions:

    1. Are you related to Brigham Frandsen who just graduated from BYU?
    2. Did you perchance hang out in the Honors building in the Fall of 1993?

    Regardless, welcome to T&S!

  16. Rosalynde on November 10, 2004 at 10:25 am

    Hi Frank– Yes, Brigham is my younger brother. And yes, I spent quite a bit of time in the Honors building in Fall of 1993. (But that was a low point in my life in a lot of ways–except for my weight–so don’t draw too many conclusions if you knew me then!)

  17. Russell Arben Fox on November 10, 2004 at 10:32 am

    “And yes, I spent quite a bit of time in the Honors building in Fall of 1993.”

    Perhaps you can clear up my memory then: were we Student Review folk still using and hanging around the Maeser Building that semester? Or had we been kicked out by then? I know it was sometime during that year, but I can’t remember when exactly it happened.

  18. Rosalynde on November 10, 2004 at 10:55 am

    Hmmm, Russ, I don’t know for sure. Student Review was definitely still in the Maeser ether, but I don’t have specific memories of installations or compounds. I remember Honors Student Council and Vocal Point as being the major institutional anchors down on that end of campus (but that might just be because I had a mad crush on a member of both.)

  19. Russell Arben Fox on November 10, 2004 at 11:00 am

    “I remember Honors Student Council and Vocal Point.”

    Dave Boyce, right? (Melissa and I were tight with Bob Ahlander and all the original Vocal Point members; I handled some of their earliest publicity.)

    (Oh dear, I hope I haven’t kicked off another “Six Degrees…” thread.)

  20. Rosalynde on November 10, 2004 at 11:09 am

    Russell, am I that transparent?!?! Or was Dave Boyce the only person who was both HSC and VP? Yes, one of the highlights of my freshman year was when Dave Boyce called me in my Helaman Halls dormroom. Never mind that he only called because I had put my name and number on a list at a VP concert saying I was interested in buying a tape.

  21. Frank McIntyre on November 10, 2004 at 12:11 pm

    OK, Brigham used the office down the hall from me here in the econ department. He was, by all accounts, an extremely bright guy. And I do sort of remember you from the Maeser bean-bag room. Becky Faulconer would hang out there, and Nate would occasionally drop by. Plus the guy that put the jack-o-lantern on Maeser’s head…

    “But that was a low point in my life in a lot of ways…”

    That’s a great line! I need to remember to say that whenever anybody says they remember me from earlier in my life…

  22. Russell Arben Fox on November 10, 2004 at 1:20 pm

    “Or was Dave Boyce the only person who was both HSC and VP?”

    Possibly. The original, original Vocal Point, the guys who put together that tape you bought (“If Rocks Could Sing…”), were basically a bunch of friends of Dave’s and Bob’s (Dave and Bob being old friends who both grew up in Oklahoma) who would hang out around the Maeser Building and sing, because it had such fine acoustics. When they got the group going for real, they used HSC as an organizing point. I only guesed Dave because 1) I was certain about his HSC involvement (my roomate, Jeff Bohn, was in HSC, and kept dragging me to meetings), and 2) because all the ladies loved Dave. He didn’t have the sexiest voice, but he had the looks, damn him.

  23. larry day on October 24, 2005 at 9:26 pm

    October 24, 2005

    Comment for Dr. Welch on “On Blowing of Noses and the Bearing of Testimonies.”

    This is the second comment. I lost the first one in cyberspace as far as I know. If it got to the Blog, God bless it. It was as good as I could write fast.

    Now I’m going to distill it because I have to go watch TV with my wife.

    Basically I said that your essay is well written, erudite, readable and understandable, interesting, and powerful.

    I’m going to take the essay with me tomorrow when I got to tend with my wife to tend the grandkids all day. I’m going to give your essay to my son and daughter-in-law. My daughter-in-law is a erudiate-capable, marvelously gifted, interesting, powerful Methodist.

    I wouldn’t take any Ensign article or Church News article that I’ve read recently (will I be damned to hell?) to their house. But I’m taking “On the Blowing of Noses and the Bearing of Testimonies,” with pride and hope. Thank you.

    Larry Day

  24. Rosalynde on October 24, 2005 at 10:12 pm

    Larry, what a marvelous compliment! Thank you so much for saying so, and for reading in the first place. Sorry your first comment got lost.

    Your grandkids will be far more enjoyable than my essay, but do enjoy both tomorrow. And please, call me Rosalynde or Sister Welch, if you prefer.