The generations on either side of me link me to my past and my future. My view of family history involves revealing the roots and the branches.

Throughout this blog you will find perspectives related to the doctrines of temple and family history work from revealed revelation given to living prophets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS - Mormon).

Monday, May 11, 2015

Memory Jogger Monday - May 11

When and where were you born? Describe your home, your neighborhood, and the town you grew up in.

I was born in September 2, 1971 at the Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City, Utah. When I was born my parents lived in a small trailer in a trailer park in Cedar City. Not long after I was born my parents moved to a little home in the country on Midvalley Road; actually in Iron County (not within any city limits). In the Google Map image above, it is the little home in the left of the picture. The home was built in the early 1900s and has two bedrooms. We lived in this home until my 3rd sibling was born and then we moved next door to the home on the right side of the above image. My family still own both of these homes and the land and those gardens and orchard you see above.

I lived in the country and would play in the irrigation ditches and pond across the street. We played in the old barns on our property and made them into our "hut" where we would hide out all summer long and have amazing adventures. We had some neighbor friends that we would play with that lived between 1/4 to 1/2 mile away.

The "town" was Cedar City and it was 7 miles away. My father worked at Southern Utah State College (later Southern Utah University) and our playground was also the campus when we would visit him at work. We played in and under the large trees, in the water fountains and throughout the campus buildings. And we spent some of our summer evenings helping him at the Shakespearean Festival Gift Shoppe.

Running through the fields in the daytime and Shakespeare under the stars in the evenings. These are some of my favorite memories.
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1 comment:

  1. running ditches was fun....but not the pond! ;)