One fine spring day several young people helped celebrate Ruth Grinstead’s sixteenth birthday. Among the guests were Zeiner Ploughe and Hester Phillips a/k/a Esther Ellis.
A picture is worth a thousand words. We had the whole family except for Greg, to visit over the Fourth of July holiday in Park City, Utah:
I spent the better part of the morning at the local LDS church poring over an old book on their computers. Although it’s been digitized, you can’t get it online directly, but only in their libraries, under the watchful supervision of church members. There were several of them there, and I fit in the age demographic perfectly; they must have been bored because they all loved sharing my discovery. Putting the pieces together is very much like finishing a jigsaw puzzle, and it gives me the same satisfaction that Georgia gets when her 1000 piece puzzle is finished. I’d like to share this.
My family is related to the Beebes, who migrated in the 1830’s from Vermont to Illinois, but the documents I found) certainly fleshed out the story.
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2015 was a year of memorable events. Please scroll down the blog to see what we’ve been doing. Here are a few highlights:
- Georgia had a hip replacement in late February, which was successful beyond our wildest dreams. Just a few short weeks after the operation, we took a sightseeing trip to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park:
- I crashed my motorcycle; it was totalled but I wasn’t badly hurt, and we took the insurance proceeds and bought a replacement Mazda MX5 Miata. Much safer and almost as much fun.
- I celebrated my 70th birthday:
- We flew to Gabi Papp’s wedding in Hungary then flew on to visit Felicity and her parents in Waterfall, near Durban, South Africa.
- We had visits from several friends and family, including Cathy’s husband Greg, and Mike and Carol Snyder,
- We took a trip to Oregon to visit Cathy and Greg (and her dog Sadie), and came back by way of Sacramento where we had dinner with my Aunt Mary and all but one of my cousins from my dad’s side of the family.
- Finally, at the end of the month we’re going to celebrate our (glub) 40th anniversary!
We left Hungary and flew overnight on a South African Airways 747 to Johannesburg, then on to Durban. We stayed at Greg and Becky’s new home in Waterfall, KZN, visited friends and acquaintances from our last visit, spent a weekend holiday south of Durban on the Indian ocean, but most of all were captivated by our granddaughter Felicity.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so here is a small book.