Past Pictures: 25 Years Of House Anniversaries

Each year in October, on the anniversary of the day we moved into our home, we take photographs of our family on the steps and just the children in front of our tree. Jill’s idea was to build up a collection of photographs to look back on. On this the 25th house anniversary year, we […]

Recollections of Edith Andersen Holst

My guest writer is Jill Willoughby, oldest grandchild of Edith Andersen Holst. This is a letter that Dolores Price wrote to me, dated 24 July 1998, where she tells us she could not make the reunion that year as they would be in Denver. She wrote this additional information about her mother, Edith: Delores Price […]

Edith Andersen Holst Part 3

My guest writer is Jill Willoughby, oldest grandchild of Edith Andersen Holst. This is the third of three parts of the history of my grandmother, written by her on 21 May 1960. I have included Edith’s handwritten history in the first post. Edith Andersen Holst, born 25 March 1908, died 10 August 1966, age 58. […]

Edith Andersen Holst Part 2

My guest writer is Jill Willoughby, oldest grandchild of Edith Andersen Holst. This is the second of three parts of the history of my grandmother, written by her on 21 May 1960. I have included Edith’s handwritten history in the first post. Edith Andersen Holst, born 25 March 1908, died 10 August 1966, age 58. […]

Edith Andersen Holst

My guest writer is Jill Willoughby, oldest grandchild of Edith Andersen Holst. This is the first of three parts of the history of my grandmother, written by her on 21 May 1960. I have included Edith’s handwritten history in this post. Edith Andersen Holst, born 25 March 1908, died 10 August 1966, age 58. I […]

Memories of Childhood

My brothers and I used to cycle the country lanes in the summer, our goal being to reach the old church. Not for any religious reason but just because it was a convenient landmark. The grounds around the church were quiet and we liked to feed the ducks in the nearby pond.

My Faith continued

I wrote to the Bishop of the Macclesfield Ward and asked him about the Church and that I wanted to know more. He replied to my letter, inviting me to travel to Macclesfield and meet with the missionaries.

My Faith

My mother was Catholic and my stepfather never mentioned religion but was a hard worker and was a good influence. If I asked him to do something that he thought I could do for myself he would say, “Use your own initiative”. We never went to church as a family but when I was very young I recall my mother telling me that there was “God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost”.

Past Pictures: My Parents

Pictured is me with my stepfather Geoffrey Morris and my mother Sadie. Jake, my #3 son, takes Geoffrey’s name as his middle name. Sadie is a nickname for Sarah which was my honor to name my daughter.