The Haskell Family

The Haskell Family
December 2007

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Elder Richard Haskell in Australia

Richard continues to send us updates from Perth, Australia. His weekly emails are brief and rarely give much detail, but they make it clear that he's busy, enjoying the work, and having the kind of experience we all had hoped for. He and his companion, Elder Barff from Tasmnaia, are in Perth with the LDS Temple and Mission Office in their area. They actually live in an flat in Maylands a little east and north of downtown Perth. It must be an interesting place - they awake some nights ago to the sounds of a drug bust in the flat below them Richard reports that Maylands is the drug capital of Western Australia. The local members seem to take good care of them and Richard has commented a few times about the Cullimore family they seem to visit often.

Richard has tried some of the foods unique to Australia and while there are many he likes (Menties and a form of ginger ale) there are others still that aren't likely to show up on his list of favorites. He reports that vegamite is really salty and tastes kind of nasty! You can see his pictures and other posts on

1 comment:

Tru & Nin said...

Hi Rick and Leslie. I just posted a comment on Elder Haskell's blog. I just wanted to say hi. My name is Truan Haskell from South Africa. I found your blogs whilst searching the web and was really excited at the fact that there are other Mormon Haskell's in this world we live in.
Great to see it.
Regards, Truan