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A BATH AND A LECTURE

(My cousin Larry has asked for memories of our grandparents, preserving their legacy. He asked me to contribute a couple blogs for him and I am complying in hopes of avoiding a really bad beating. No, I am honored to write a few words about my maternal grandparents, they mean a great deal to me. […]

A CHAT WITH GRANDMA NANCY

(We’re happy to bring you this visit with 3G Grandmother Nancy Ann Patterson, wife of William Louis Boulden. She’s been gone for more than a century now, so you’ll understand why it’s an imaginary chat.)

“My toughest time was after Will died unexpectedly in 1830. He was only 38, and we had five kids that […]

A TRIP TO THE SALT LAKE FLOUR MILLS

(My cousin Larry asked if I would write a blog on our Grandpa, William Barton Boulden. I agreed to do so, but there won’t be much substance here because it has been 60 years since I saw Grandpa Boulden and I was six-years-old. Incidentally, he died shortly after these events.)

I remember him being a […]

AN ORDEAL WITH A RAZOR

(A treasured memory of Grandma Boulden, contributed by cousin Scotty Casper.)

It was 1962, the year of the Beatles, the year of fin cars, the year I graduated from high school. I moved in with Grandma Boulden, into her tiny home on Redwood Road in Salt Lake City, Utah. I had a job out farther […]

Grandpa’s Bedroom

(Return with me now to the 1940s, to the Redwood Road home of my paternal grandparents, Will and Annetta Boulden. Mind the noise; we don’t want to startle them…)

They built that house during the Depression for $70 worth of wood, my father once told me. Economized by leaving out certain things, like a bathroom. […]