Actually, goodbye first. We offer thanks and farewell to Jenny Webb, whose reflective, imagistic posts have been the quiet gems of the past two weeks. Thank you, Jenny, for your altogether enjoyable contributions.
And now hello, to our newest guest blogger, Ardis Parshall. Ardis is an historian and researcher-for-hire specializing in the collections at LDS Archives. She is a regular presenter at meetings of the Mormon History Association, the Utah State Historical Society, Sunstone, and the Communal Studies Association. She recently was awarded the Dale L. Morgan prize for her Winter 2005 Utah Historical Quarterly article, “‘Pursue, Retake & Punish': The 1857 Santa Clara Uprising.” In addition, she is one of a four-member panel who rotate columns on Utah history in the Sunday Salt Lake Tribune, and she writes a monthly article for her ward Relief Society on lesser-known women from Church history.
Lest you be intimidated by Ardis’s eminently admirable accomplishments, let me assure you that she is thoroughly earthbound in all the best ways, funny and friendly and a fabulous addition to T&S during the next few weeks. Welcome, Ardis!