Friday, December 26, 2008
The adults with their plates full of delicious food.
This picture is of Dad and me just after he finished reading the Christmas story out of Luke.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I was surprised that the stores were not more crowded than they were. Maybe people were up at those dangerous malls.
When we walked into to Walmart, there where you couldn't miss it was a display of games marked down. Monopoly was only $10.00. It wasn't on my list but I walked right over and put it in the cart. That is one game that we always had, I grew up with and so did Sid.
When we got home I put it on our bed and then Baxter came over to talk to Grandpa and spied the game. Within 10 minutes after he went home here comes Baxter, Zane and Noah for a game of Monopoly. We started the game at 3 pm and when dinner time came they went home for supper and back they came and we finished up at 8 pm. I don't think I have ever enjoyed playing Monopoly so much. There was so much laughter and and teasing. Baxter won, I really thought Grandpa would but when Grandpa explained something about money, Baxter picked right up with it and boy did he take us to the cleaners. At the end it was just him and ME.
Friday, December 19, 2008
This is where we would swim just about every afternoon, the water temperature was about 78 degrees so it really felt good on a hot day. It even felt better on a cold day.
In July 1966 just two weeks before Sid Jr was born, our family and Hal's family were up swimming and Ken came down with the chickenpox. I could just see myself having a baby with the chickenpox. I had never had them. I didn't get them but when Sid Jr was two weeks old he was sure fussy and he has never had the chickenpox so I think he had them as a baby.
We had a dog we called old Blue. When he saw us heading to the swimming hole he would beat us up there and be swimming when we got there.
A lot of other people like the old pond also. The only other place to swim was in the murky reservoir. The only problem was they didn't think the pond was deep enough so they would dam up the ditch and shut off the water so there was no water to irrigate with. Sometime Sid would be kicking out kids at midnight that were there swimming.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
This is our wedding picture taken in our ward's cultural hall. Sid and me, and my parents drove from Salt Lake to Manti and Sid's parents drove from Delta. We left at 4 pm in the morning and then everyone drove back to Murray for the reception that night. Boy were we tired. Alva Alan Young, Emily Young, Sid Young, Cecilia Young, Leola Blake and George Blake. My mother is the only parent now living.
This beard picture was years later. Sid grows a beard every ten years or so.
This was one Easter vacation when we as a family were out on the desert. I love this picture of my rugged man.
The two OLD CROWS. Sid looks like he has two black eyes but it is just a shadow. He has been working really hard at his new business.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
This is a picture of the ranch in the fall with the beautiful vine in the front with Emily (Sid's mom). They were just getting ready to round up cows. Emily was the chief cook, bottle washer and the best cow hand Alva (Sid's dad) ever had. Alva, Sid, and Emily would stay at the ranch from the 1st of October to about the 20th and then drive the cattle home ( a real live cattle drive 79 miles) and be home on the 31st of October every year.
I took a start of this vine home and had it growing on our fence. It was never this pretty.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
This year dad was standing in the kitchen and said " there is a fire truck up the street with all its lights going". I went out on the deck and looked and could see Santa standing on top of the truck in the back. Here it is 32 degrees and Santa and his helpers are riding around the neighborhoods waving.
I went over to the Bainters to tell them Santa was here and they went out and received a candy cane from the ambulance crew that was accompanying Santa Claus. Noah just left here after thanking me for telling them Santa was coming. This year instead of just staying at top of the street they actually went down our street and turned around in the Cul-de-sac . FUN FUN!!!!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
After her piano lessons this morning out she came and was here by 11:00 am. We quilted up a storm. I made lunch for her, dad and me.
After school Ceci and Baxter came in to see why Tina was here. As you can see we were on our last roll. Well sorta of, when Tina first got here I thought I was done with one of the blocks so I told her I would just wait for her to finish. She was hungry and why said why don't you go fix lunch. When dad and her went to roll the quilt they found I hadn't gone around the block so they rolled it anyways and so I unrolled the quilt after Tina left and finished the block. Tina must have gotten me flustered.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Then the second lady was called as RS President and she asked me the same thing. Piece of cake right!!!!.
Well Sunday a woman in a care center here died and the RS President called me and another Lady in our ward to go and dress her. You know I thought I would be all nervous and when I talked to Juli Tolson she had never dressed a body either and we didn't know how the two of us were going to handle it. Still I never got nervous and I felt very calm about the whole thing.
Last night Juli picked me up. I had the temple clothes and the instructions of what to do and in what order. When we got there our RS President, Colleen, was there to help.
I have to say it was a most spiritual experience and I would do it again. The three of us worked quite well together and when we needed help the mortician came and turned and held the lady so we could button her dress in the back. When we finished dressing her she was beautiful.
All I can say is, if you are called to dress the dead, do it.