Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Blanche
GMW
Aggie
Photos of my great-grandmother, grandmother, and my husband's grandmother, taken about a century ago, but colorized by my daughter last week. Technology bringing the generations together to celebrate women we love!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Heritage Trail: Pioneer Path part 1

I'd never thought much beyond the 1847 Utah arrival besides knowing that the pioneers showed up somehow at This is the Place.  But the pioneers had quite a journey down canyons and over mountains to get to that point, and this past weekend we had the unusual opportunity to tour some of those sites with Connie Bauer, a local expert and family friend.  

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Heritage Trail: Mesa

communing with cactus
My paternal grandparents lived in Mesa, Arizona, from the late 1950s until the 1990s.  I remember visiting their home as a child, and so returning there last Easter was special. We attended church at their ward and met some of their old friends who reminisced about being in Anna's Cub Scout troop, and TP-ing their house one night while Wally and Anna just watched, smiling, from behind the window curtains.  As we stopped by their home, the owner was kind enough to let me wander through and see how things had changed (he owns an exotic reptile business, so the cage collection alone was enough to feel pretty different there).
Anna's handwritten list of places she's lived

Monday, August 19, 2013

Heritage Trail: Logan

My maternal grandparents both lived in Logan, Utah for part of their growing up years, and they met while attending Utah State University and were later sealed in the Logan Temple. Their widowed mothers continued to live in Logan through the 1960s and 1970s, so my mom and her siblings spent summer vacations visiting their grandmothers there.

a restaurant my grandma remembers fondly
my two great-grandmothers out shopping together, Eulalia left, Blanche right

Saturday, August 10, 2013