Friends and family,
One of Julie's dear friends, Susie, sent me this priceless email that Julie sent around about herself nearly 3 years ago. This thoughtful email was only months before we found Julie's tumor. She sent this the day after her birthday. I hope some of you enjoy this as much as I do every time I read it again. I remember her showing this to me before she sent it. So here it is, a letter from Julie Johnson Stout.
---------- Forwarded Message ---------- From: "Julie Stout"
To: Wendy Dorton, Caralee Bailey, Leadelle Parish, Suzie Record, [and others] Subject: Four Jobs I Have Had in My Life: Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 22:52:10 -0700 Four Jobs I Have Had in My Life: 1. Tarantula Feeder at the National Orkin Insect Zoo (D.C.) (Really cool... I held Madagascar cockroaches, beetles and cockroaches.) 2. Civil War Researcher at the National Archives (D.C.) (Learned that most civil war vets over 6 feet tall were shot in the head, and the definition of piles... uh!) 3. Home Health Aide (Three of my clients died.) 4. BYU History Dept Cartographer (Compiled digital maps of the spread of Attila the Hun) Four Movies I Would Watch Over and Over: 1. Sound of Music 2. Alfred Hitchcock ones 3. Medical ones (like Early Alzheimer's) 4. Biography ones Four Places I Have Lived: 1. Fort Waynewright, Alaska 2. Embu Guacu, Brasil 3. Arlington, Virginia 4. Littleton, Colorado Four TV Shows I Love to Watch No working TV for over a year Four Places I Have Been on Vacation 1. Venice (uh...Utah... We went here on our honeymoon...) 2. Naples (uh...Utah again... another honeymoon bragging right) 3. Lehman's Caves (Nevada) 4. Depression era camping Cabins at Mountain Home, Utah Four Websites I Visit Daily/Weekly 1. Imapmail.org 2. Amazon.com 3. Freecycle 4. My bank account Four of My Favorite Foods: 1. Feijoada with couve and molho 2. Pao de Queijo 3. Homemade bread 4. French Dips with warm au jus Four Places I'd Rather Be Right Now: 1. Home 2. Alaska (relive childhood) 3. Iceland with my children & hubby 4. Disneyland (We've never been) Four Friends I Think Will Respond 1. Book club buddies 2. Susie 3. 4. Here's my addition Four things I've done that others might not know about 1. Sang in a commercial at the request of Michael McClain (He made fun of my voice.) 2. Dissected a human cadaver for a BYU class 3. A successful foster mom to a paiute teenage son (five years younger than me). Capoeira was heavensent. 4. Slept in the BYU library overnight, hid from the security guards and then posted signs everywhere saying "Unbeknownst to the library guards, this part of the library has been taken over by the Communists." -- Julie Stout