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