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, January 19, 2014

Announcing the Arrival of Emmalyn Blake Williamson, Daughter of Andrew and Heather Williamson

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,
     Andrew and Heather Williamson announced the birth of their  new baby girl Emmalyn Blake Williamson.
     Andrew and Heather live in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Andrew is in the army and has seen active service in Afghanistan.
     Congratulations to this new addition to the Williamson family.

Andrew and Emmalyn

Andrew and Bryce

Andrew, Heather, Bryce and "Emmalyn"

Grandma Violet Mattson's Baby Book. (Mattson / Pierce Line)

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,
     It's a bright sunny day in Utah Valley.  A high pressure system has found a home above us, creating an inversion of cold stagnant air in the valley being held in place by warmer air above.  Inversions bring pollution.  From the Fortress window, I see the yellowish air layered over  the valley below.  Without a storm in the forecast, the air will grow worse as this week progresses.
     Today in our digital family gathering I'd like to share Grandma Violet's baby book.  Violet May Pierce was born on June 12, 1918 in Torrington, Wyoming.
     There are many previous posts in this blog detailing Grandma Violet's history.  I encourage you to find and read them.  She was a wonderful woman loved by everyone who knew her.


Walter Pierce, Great Grandmother Vesta, Violet Pierce
     Relationship Chart

Walter Edwin Pierce married Vesta Althea Dennis
To Their Children
Violet May and Walter LeRoy 
Violet May Pierce who married Walter Mattson
Luella, Linda, John and Marvin Mattson

Finally, a recently discovered photo of our Great Uncle Walter LeRoy Pierce, brother to our Grandma Violet.  Walter LeRoy was born in 1916.