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 tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Walter, Violet and Family. Over the Years

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello Everyone,
I just returned from a celebration at Autumn and Derrick Turley's home in American Fork. Their new baby Lydia was blessed earlier in the afternoon and what better reason to gather and feast than a baby blessing?

The family grows every year with new arrivals. And with each new arrival another chapter is added to the story of this American family. Today we celebrated the chapter named "Lydia" daughter of Autumn and Derrick, grandchild of Kim and John, Great Grand Daughter of Charles and Luella. Charles is the son of Charles and Elda. Luella is the child of Violet and Walter and so on and so forth.

It is the circle of life.

I've returned to the Fortress overlooking Utah Valley. The sun is low in the sky. It will be dark soon with the return of standard time. In an hour or so I'll drive up the mountain to Jilane's home for another celebration. Her son Brayden returned on Wednesday from doing missionary work in Argentina for the past two years. He is taller and thinner than when he left. He speaks perfect Spanish and has a maturity about him we didn't see before.

Before I say goodnight, I'd like to post this collection of photographs of Walter, Violet and family, parents of Luella.

And, as Always.


Welsh Culture. Suo Gan. Traditional Welsh Lullaby

The recent discovery of our Pierce family history resulted in the addition of the Welsh flag in this blog's sidebar. I visited Wales several years ago. It is a beautiful part of the United Kingdom, green with tree covered hills and very interesting road signs (referring to the Welsh language).

Today we begin exploring our Welsh culture by listening to this traditional Welsh lullaby sung by the King's College Choir, Cambridge England.