Lynn M. Ph.D. Hilton

Lynn M. Hilton is known as a pathfinder, and original thinker. He was trained as a bomber pilot in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. After the war he served as a missionary in the New England States (1945-1947). He married and was sealed to Annalee Hope Avarell in 1948. He earned a PhD in the Department of Education from the University of Chicago in 1952. He was a professor at Brigham Young University from 1953-1964. During his time at BYU he served as Associate Dean of Adult Education. He served a term in the Utah House of Representatives. He is the discoverer of the Lehi Trail in Arabia (see Ensign Magazine "In Search of Lehi's Trail, September and October, 1976). He worked four years in Egypt and seven years in Saudi Arabia. His faithful wife Hope died in 1999 after a long illness. During his entire life he has served in many wards, stake and mission assignments for the LDS Church. He has four children and fourteen grandchildren. Lynn married and was sealed to Nancy Mae Goldberg in the Salt Lake Temple in 2001 and since has completed three Senior Missions with her. They labored in Sydney Australia, LDS Church Office Building and Greece Athens Mission with assignments in Irbid Jordan and Athens, Greece. He is the author of many books and articles, several have been widely published. (Lynn on the left, Nancy on the right)
 Lynn M. Ph.D. Hilton

T'was the Night Before Christmas... 

 (With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, may he forgive my doggerel...)

...and all through the shop,
all we minions were working,
   until ready to drop.

The ebooks were flying,
the covers were spare,
The edits were crazy,
   with "one more thing I must share!"

We waited for Santa,
'Cuz we love old Saint Nick,
But Hitch made us work,
   Waving 'round an old stick!

So slave we all did,
And made all your books,
So that Hitch would say now,
   that we're off the hook.

Come today we're off,
to rest up our fingers,
Our hats we will doff,
   No books they do linger.

But we'll all be back,
Don't give it a thought,
for like all wage slaves,
   we're easily bought.

We'll be back on the fifth,
all eager and fresh,
All ready for you,
   after a well-deserved rest.

So Hitch wants to say,
very strongly and loud,
THANKS ALL YOU GUYS,
  you're the best type of crowd.

Indy and Len and Hitch and the gang,
will be back on the 5th,
to do books with a BANG!

In the meantime don't worry,
if you're in a hurry,
'cuz some poor guy got stuck
   sitting here like a duck.

Your emails we'll receive,
so no need to grieve.
We'll be a bit slow,
but we're raring to go.

Your books will be worked on,
your edits still made,
we're just resting a bit,
   before we all fade.

So please excuse the delays;
It won't be for days;
we'll jump on your queries,
   for your wondrous new series.

We waited for Santa,
'Cuz we love old St. Nick,
And sure 'nuff he came,
   It wasn't a trick.

And as he rode off,
into the night,
I could swear I heard Hitch yell,
   "That Edit's Not Right!"

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We'll be back on the morning of January 5th; we'll be here parttime between now and then, thanks.