Monday, June 8, 2015

Monday Memories - That Was Then, This is Now . .

That was then . . .

Back Row L-R:   Chris, Lynn, Lila, Tim
Middle Row L-R:  Davey, Mom, Dad, Marcia
Front Row L-R:  Lee, Rachel, me, Janet

This is now . . .

Left to Right


Lee and his family live in Alaska.  He teaches several subjects in high school.  He loves to fish and bargain for fish -- he said he can trade two loaves of home made bread for 5 gallons of fresh shrimp during shrimping season.  Some of the things that I love and appreciate about Lee:  He is a strong, involved, and kind father and he is very innovative.

Lynn and her family live in Idaho.  She is an editor for an agricultural publication and a published author.  She loves to quilt and be a grandmother.  Some of the things that I love and appreciate about Lynn:  She is well-qualified in many areas, skilled at many things, dependable and loves to learn.

Chris and her family live in Idaho.  She and her husband own the local livestock sale as well as run several head of cattle on their ranch.  She loves to bake, garden, and hunt for arrowheads. Some of the things that I love about Chris:  She is generous, quick-witted and multi-talented and skilled.

Lila lives a few miles from us here in Washington.  She loves to paint, decorate, and read.  Some of the things that I love and appreciate about Lila:  She is wonderful in a crisis, very creative and fiercely loyal to her kids.

Marcia lives in Idaho. She is a professor at BYU-Idaho. She loves to solve problems, study the brain, and travel. Some of the things that I love and appreciate about Marcia:  She is a strong advocate for education and children, she is a think-tank and works hard at creating family memories.

Janet and her family live in Idaho. She is a nurse at the hospital. She loves to camp, and be involved in her boys' 4-H and riding club projects.  Some of the things that I love and appreciate about Janet: She is very organized and clean (her home is immaculate), and she is a kind and caring nurse.

Uncle Duane is my dad's brother. He is 90 years old. He was a professor at Utah State University for many years. He loves to tinker with projects, tell stories, laugh, and entertain. Some of the things that I love and appreciate about Uncle:  He is positive, doesn't complain and he loves his roots and family.

Aunt Pat is Uncle Duane's wife and she will soon be 90. She has always been a homemaker. She loves to visit, and used to entertain and cater meals and occasions for others. It was at Aunt Pat's that I first tasted funeral potatoes. Some of the things that I love and appreciate about Aunt Pat:  She is open and honest, laughs easily, proud of her heritage, and has shown a lot of concern for our family.

Davey, Tim and Rachel aren't pictured in the bottom picture, but here is a picture of Rachel's daughter, Jesse, who was there:

Rachel and her family live in Texas. Rachel loves history, reading, and has homeschooled all seven of their children.  Some of the things that I love and appreciate about Rachel:  She can make a game out of anything and is a master of creative play, she enjoys irony and she's always up for an adventure,


Lynn C. Jaynes said...

Jane you see only the best in us all. You are a gift that builds and lifts. I love you.

Susan said...

Do all of your sisters have short hair? I thought it was interesting that all in the picture do. Maybe a throw back to when you were small...

I appreciate that you can ALWAYS find something to appreciate about anyone. You are absolutely the perfect example of looking for good in the world. Thank you for your example to me!

Michelle said...

I agree with both comments preceding mine. I have always admired your ability to find the good in everyone and let them know it. You're a great example to me.

melanie said...

I loved learning more about your siblings. You do have a gift of finding the good and appreciating others. You have taught me this principle over and over. Thank you.