LDS Couple's Dream Anniversary Trip to Paris Turns into Nightmare

by | Nov. 16, 2015

Mormon Life

MR says: An LDS couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a dream trip to Paris suddenly found themselves in the midst of a city plunged into chaos and near the heart of six deadly terrorist attacks.

Harold and Leslie Scilley, of Ogden, had just returned to their hotel on the last night of their dream trip to Paris to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary when they heard the French capital was under attack.

"We said, 'We've got to ignore this.' Because it just was so upsetting last night. It was scary," Leslie Scilley said Saturday afternoon after arriving at Salt Lake City International Airport.

Clutching at a souvenir scarf from Paris draped around her shoulders, she said the couple had dined Thursday at one of the restaurants involved in the coordinated terrorist assault Friday that left at least 129 people dead.

Lead image from Benh Lieu Song via Wikimedia Commons.
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