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Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Monday, January 4, 2010

A Small Family Gathering in Sundance.

Hello All on a cold January evening in Utah. Just got back from school. This was our first day back from Christmas Vacation. You could tell, the kids were in their new clothes Santa brought them. Several had new shoes and of course, what they got for Christmas was the primary topic of conversation.

My advance math kids were sharp and on the ball. They said they were happy to be back to school because they missed math. Ahhhhh, how I've taught them well. They know that if I'm in a good mood I give less homework. Bless their hearts.

Well, Here is this evening's picture from the past. This picture was taken in 1942 or 43 according to dad. It was taken on the Mauch Ranch near Sundance Wyo.
The people are, from left to right,
Maurice Williamson, Dad's uncle. Josie Williamson Maurice's wife. Charles Williamson, dad's dad. Sitting on top of the car was none other than our dad Charlie at the ripe old age of 6 or 7.
Then Alfred Mauch and his wife Inez. Finally we end with Grandma Elda, dad's mother.

Inez Mauch was dad's aunt. The sister to dad's dad - Charles Williamson. She was older than Charlies. Maurice was the youngest. The Mauch's owned 640 acres, including Sugarloaf Hill. The ranch is gone, sold several years ago. Inez died in 1955. They had 3 children,Lester (everyone called him 'Buster'), William (Bill), and Esther. Esther is the only one still alive of the Inez children. She lives in an assisted living home in Spearfish. Her married name is Esther Mauch Acerman. She and her husband had a ranch around Aladdin Wyo. Her son runs the ranch now. Her daughter Judy owns a chain of Taco John's throughout South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.

For your information, here are the Williamsons,
Parents: William Jonathan Williamson, and Effie Victor
Josie Williamson
Ethel Williamson
Della Williamson
Vennie Williamson
Inez Williamson
Emmett Williamson
Walt Williamson
Charlies Williamson (Dad's Dad).
Maurice Williamson