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The purpose of the Dwight and Velna Blood family blog is to provide a gathering place to collect family history, photos, family news, memorabilia, and whatever else we can think of.  Let's all see where we can take it.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Cherished Memories on Memorial Day 2010

Dear Mom and Dad and Grandma and Grandpa, We're all sorry we can't be there on this Memorial Day with armloads of purple iris and lilacs to pay tribute to your resting place in person, but we all live too far away and we each are getting closer to the end of our own earthly existence.  But we can each tell you that not a day goes by that we don't think about you, and miss you, and have questions to ask you, because, especially you, Mom, were so darn stingy with information that we wanted to know and still want to know.  We are all continually amazed as we gain new insights each year about the magnitude of the sacrifices you made and the perseverance you unwaveringly pursued to bless each of us and make our lives possible and to endow us with the qualities that we each possess.  We owe you more than we can ever repay.  Though we can't be there today, we are all sentimental cry babies and cherish all of the sights and sounds and voices and winter snows and summer flowers and hayfields and admonishments to go to bed at 8:30 even when we were 30 years old.  We thank Burchell and Ruby for bringing flowers to your graves each Memorial Day, as close as we can get to being there ourselves.  But we can tell you that we six Blood kids that you left behind have stuck together and loved and supported one another through all of these years, united in our devotion to each other and to our parents and grandparents.  See you next year.  Love, Louise, Dwight, Elizabeth, Judy, Ann, and Steve

Memorial Day 2010: Visit to the Graves of Volney and Pearl Black in the Orem UT Cemetery

The annual visit to the graves of Volney and Pearl Black in the Orem UT Cemetery
l to r: Velna, Evetta, Beth, niece Annette

Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to Velna 2010

May 24 2010.  The weather started off with snow and fog on what was supposed to be a spring day.
By 11:30, the sun is shining, but I don't trust Mother Nature.
Blondie Velna among the lilacs by the front porch at 615 Flint St. in Laramie.
She has always been the cute little blonde with the lilacs in her hand.
Happy Birthday.