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TREASURED MOMENTS WITH DAD

The way you made me feel so special and grown-up on our father/daughter dates….I’ll never forget listening to “Sweet Home Alabama” on the jukebox at Natale’s over pizza or your making me laugh when you sang “You get no bread with one meatball” over dinner at Nash’s, as we relaxed back in one of my […]

The Generations Project

There’s a neat series of programs, the Generation Project, appearing on BYU-TV and accessible through your computer. It shows genealogical research as an action adventure story. Here’s one segment, devoted to a retired judge in Hawaii and his search for ties to his indigenous forebears. Family history research is not always as productive, with all […]

Songs for Will and Annetta Boulden

William Barton Boulden moved his family from Castle Dale to Cedar View, Utah when my father, Bernard, was six weeks old. It was a difficult journey, with several small children, in the frigid January of 1917. They traveled by horse-drawn wagon and lived in a tent during the 18-day journey and after they arrived. […]

A Song for Uncle Bill

Cousin Kirk says, “I remember how shocked my dad, William Bliss Boulden was when he heard me listening to Johnny Mathias singing “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”. Turned out it was one of dad’s favorites! And his teenage son liked it too!” (This blogger couldn’t find a Mathis rendition of that wonderful […]

Songs for Colleen and Duke

Boulden Family Slide Show 120

Colleen Boulden Casper’s favorite song was “My Blue Heaven,” according to son Scotty. “She sang this song all the time and she had a beautiful soprano voice. Dad’s favorite song (Duke Casper): “Money, Marbles and Chalk.” He sang this song all the time. He didn’t have much of a voice, but he enjoyed belting this […]