Mortality: Exploring Our Own Backyard

Several Unexpected Things Before Bedtime The Old Sinclair Station in Elberta, Utah at the crossroads December 2020.   This is the old Sinclair Station at the crossroads in small-town Elberta, Utah. Someone has recently adopted the old building and fixed it up. Grass has been planted and a fence built. …

MORTALITY: Planting More Than a Garden

There is much more to planting a garden than pushing seeds into the ground. If you plant a garden with someone else, especially with someone you love, you just might find yourself talking about important things. That is because there is no clock in a garden and people forget about …

Gathered Together: Great Grandpa Ray’s Old Stereo 2020

The stereo from The Ranch. Grandpa Ray and Grandma Mildred Watrous lived in Bicknell, Utah for the last years of their lives. The place where they lived was lovingly called “The Ranch” and our children have many memories of the sights, smells and sounds associated with it. One of the …

Gathered Together: Talents 2020

Grandpa said he had only one request. He wanted an unplanned talent show. So, the parents herded their offspring into our little parlor where the piano lives and, starting with Tucker, each child made a contribution.   Clara plays the piano, sings with a beautiful voice and today tunes a …