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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sharing Memories - St. George, UT (63-64)


Sharing Memories - St. George, UT (63-64)


For Those Places Thursday this week I posted a photo of our house in St. George, Utah, where we moved in the Fall of 1963 while in the U.S. Air Force. We were there a little less than a year, but it seems much more important then that short time period, because of the events of the period.

Until I began writing this, I had forgotten that the Kennedy assassination occurred at this time (Nov 1963). I remember hearing it on the radio in the orderly room, at my desk, but I had not recalled whether we were in Winslow or St. George. It had to have been St. George.

The following photo of Annette is one I had been remembering, because it not only showed her, but also our new car, the blue Chevelle, but the mesa in the background especially well. It also looks west down the street toward our good friends, the Bowler family. They had a daughter about Annette's age that she played with a lot. The dad was the local ward Morman church Bishop. He worked for the electric company, as I recall. The dad next door, between our house and Bowlers, made dentures, in a lab in his back yard. They had two young boys. Funny what you remember.



The singular big event of this period, however, was, of course, the arrival of Allison in Mar 1964, just about 48 years ago (in a couple of weeks). (Nancy did all the work, of course...) Here we are a couple of months after that.


That will do for today. Thanks for joining us on this journey. More to come, of course.


Families are Forever!  ;-)

5 comments:

  1. I did not visit you there. Mom and Dad went when Allison was born. Joel and I stayed at Betty and Wes'. I had the 3 day measles. Betty took good care of me. A close second to having my mom there.

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  2. Thank you, Janice. I remember them coming and you and Joel not. Good information. Happy it went well for you! ;-)

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  3. Great time period..if you ask me :-) Love the pictures...can't wait to see what happens next!! LOL..

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  4. This series has kind of taken on a life of its own. I'm curious to see what comes next, myself! We can each fill in a lot of missing details, later on. I really appreciate the comments! ;-)

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  5. Allison is right. It's a great time period. I love seeing the mesas in the background. Home sweet home!

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