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A Visit from the Joneses

Been communicating with Kelly Jones for a year or more, and finally had an opportunity to meet him. And his wife and brother too.

Kelly Carlyle Jones. his wife, Janet Tuttle Jones and brother Patrick Joseph Jones came through last week on an LDS Church History tour that started in Boston, stopped here for Kirtland […]

Remembering Grandma Richards

(In the Mormon Church, we’re urged to teach our grandchildren about our grandparents. If we don’t, how will they be remembered? In this spirit, cousin Gayle Panter Redd shares memories of Verr Wallace Richards, her Grandma – and mine.)

I remember […]

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. […]

Grandma’s Bathroom

(Come with me now, as we visit my two grandmothers during the 1940s. Close your eyes and walk with me as we prepare to take a bath on Saturday night so we could go to Church on Sunday.)

Neither Grandma had a bathroom, and Grandma Boulden’s water supply was a nice artesian well in the […]

Visiting Grandma

I had two wonderful grandmothers, and I loved them dearly. Starting today, I’m going to dedicate several blog posts to my memories of their houses, their circumstances, and the times they represent. I invite my cousins and others who knew these wonderful women to share their own memories and correct anything I say that doesn’t […]