Summarized by Vickie Speek
Always be prepared
Lexington KY Herald-Leader 22May99 C9
By Todd Van Campen: Herald-Leader Religion Writer
MIDWAY, KENTUCKY -- Three Latter-day Saints in the Lexington, Kentucky area
have been storing food and emergency supplies for years. They are not
afraid of Y2K. They feel that they are simply following the advice of their
Dick and Kay Silver of Midway, Kentucky have been storing food for almost
all of the 35 years that they have been married. Among other things, they
have have 85 pounds of flour in the pantry, 15,000 pounds of wheat in the
basement, 60 pounds of meat in the freezer and 200 gallons of bottled water
tucked under the stairs.
A Mormon woman who lives in Nicholasville, LeAnne Bunn, estimates she has
enough wheat, rice, corn, beans, sugar, salt and canned goods to feed
herself, her husband and their seven children for a year.
``It's just a feeling of peace, knowing you've got it there,'' Bunn said.
``. . .the leader of our church has said it's the church's official advice
that we prepare for emergencies, that we have enough to tide us over
through a year of hard times, '' Dick Siver said.
Being prepared makes sense, it also provides confidence, the three say.