Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

The old headstone has Great-grandpa James King
on one side, Great-grandma Isabella Neil King
on the other, and James (twin brother of John)
King on a third side...all buried at Fillmore, UT.
I remember grandma Isabella coming to Boulder once.
My great-grandma Wilson kissed us all when she left
saying she wouldn't see us again..but she did, several times.
My Grandpa and Grandma King lived to see their son
Max and Glen's and Grandson Stewart go first.
They are in Escalante with Aunt Nethella and Richard,
Aunt Neta and Aunt Mary Ena (who I never knew).
The Kings were hard working, straight talking folk
who loved a joke and a good poem.
My Wilson grandparents are in Salt Lake
Crae went missing in World War II.
His tombstone is in Boulder with Mother and Dad.
And my sister LaRae, gone 20 plus years.
Uncle Reed and his kids are in Boulder.
Aunt Thirza and Ted..later on...and this year
Marge left us and joined the family beyond.
She leaves a hole behind.
Her tombstone is not yet placed.
Tom has been down with pancreatitis...
and I hope he can recover and go on awhile.
We all look to the edge...two younger ones
in their forties joined the other world
on Tom's side. No one is exempt.
Shelly and Leann. Too young it seems.
The spirits lean toward us today
and we lean toward them
wishing them close
wishing them well
wishing them tender care
with concern.
Memorial many have gone
that touched our lives
and leave us here to wait

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Spring Trees

I believe my crab apple tree is the prettiest tree in town. You might like this apple, or this one, but I like the pink crab. They are in bloom all over town.
Panguitch in the spring is lovely. Cold today, but lovely. I am dedicating this blog to the younger people in the Reynolds Family who died this week.
Both in their 40's. One has been ill since birth. The other choked on meat.
They will be missed. It is always a jar when parents end up burying their children.
It should be the other way around.
My son has arrived to till the ground and plant the garden. Spring is here.
We had two warm days, but now it is cold again today. Memorial day is tomorrow
and we will think of those who have gone. Our spirits intermingle with those of the past and we feel somehow touched. Spring, when trees are draped in beauty,
is a good time to remember.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Graduation Girl

I decided another blog wouldn't hurt, since it was a big day for Shayna.
The picture did not have Lorraine and Stuart who came. Alicia came running in and out with her girl friend and hugged everyone. Garret played a song for the graduates that made Shayna cry. (I can't think of the name of it) Lori and Mala planned the party, Lynne cooked...Brenden and Shayna were both there---in the same class except for two years since pre-school. That's sort of amazing. I took pictures at the graduation, but they're not good..too dark. The graduation and party afterward were very special. It was fun until Tom called headed for the hospital.
I left, went home.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Final Days

The last concert for Trilogy (Header) is over. Graduation is tomorrow and my first grandchild will be headed for college and the wider world. It's all very exciting. We Grandmas know that time has sped by and we are looking at the world from a different vantage point. But it's fun to send our grandchildren out to accomplish great and important things. I'm sure I will have to add a picture or two to this blog after tomorrow. When events are happening, events must be recorded.

Friday, May 20, 2011


The house is where Jason and family live after his remodel job...walls, floors, ceiling, bathrooms, paint...pretty much everything redone. It's pretty nice now, but just a ranch house. There are three huge oak trees and peacon trees. The landscape is grass and trees. Drew, Addy, and friends are swimming at the other ranch which is nicer over all. The sand pile was brought in a day or two after I arrived.Jason was getting rid of some sand. Meadow is showing off her couch.
I thought you'd like to see house and yard. There are three oak trees and the rest are pecon trees. I enjoyed seeing where my family lived and visiting their school, their activities, their lives. It was just a great vacation for me.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Off to Texas

I decided to post Drew in his Texas blanket to commerate my trip to Texas.
I fly out day after tomorrow into Austin, Texas. I'm excited.
Never having been to Texas, I don't know what to say...
I know tornados whip through Texas.
Fires are burning out of control.
There are miles of open spaces.
Jason lives close to a wild-life ranch
where animals from Africa roam.
I want to see those.
They jet-ski in Texas.
Addie said she steered the jet-ski.
Where, I don't know.
They roller skate at the rink.
The school has the long-horn steer on T-shirts.
I remember the Alamo and the American heros holding
off the Mexican Army and died there.
I am going to take pictures in Texas
and let you know what I learned.
I wonder if we can all go line-dancing in Texas...
kids and all?