If you read my book, you'd know that one of the big governing factors in my life was Calgary 8th Ward.
8th Ward has been eliminated. (due to a declining population and a restructuring of ward boundaries - how else can one explain fewer wards in the stake???)
This news makes me happy, although, it's not particularly meaningful as I'm not too likely to return to church for a long time if at all.
But yes - 8th Ward was such a headache and now it's gone. And I'm happy to report that my brother-in-law's brother is now the bishop of 17th Ward. Yay!!!
I think the church is trying to be really-really-nice to me. And yes - in order to help me be friendly with the church, it is absolutely necessary, because at the best of times I find myself disliking the LDS. OK - the best of times I actually think about going back, but more often than not my hatred emerges.
Read my books for more details about the history of the story.