Saturday, January 31, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
The contrast between the dark red rocks and the very blue sky makes for great lighting for pictures.
Then the Hoover Dam project was started. Evacuation notices were posted on everything for five years, however no one left until rising water was spotted in the Virgin Canyon. Many of the buildings were moved to towns on higher ground. The cemetery was dug up and relocated to just outside of Overton.
Looking out over St. Thomas now.
The last few years the area has been in a drought so the waters of lake mead have receded and St. Thomas has been uncovered. When you walk around you can see some of the old foundations. You used to be able to see where the streets were but most of that is gone now.
The family decided to explore the lake bottom to see what we could find. Mostly a lot of mud and sea shells.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Jack’s mother, Josephine, was the youngest child of Joseph and Nellie, and at almost 93 is the only one that is still living. The family gave a special recognition to Grandma Walsh, she still has so much spunk
This is a picture of Grandma Walsh trying to "kick the bucket" but we would like to keep her around for a while longer.One night they had Grandma and some of her older nieces and nephews sit in front and everyone asked them questions about the old days. I love to hear the funny stories about when Grandma Walsh was a child.In conjunction with the 100th anniversary, the family erected a new beautiful headstone for Grandma and Grandpa Robison in the Logandale Cemetery. Jack's other set of grandparents as well as his father and most of his aunts and uncles are beside each other in the Logandale Cemetery.
We always enjoy going to visit “the valley.” Jack was born in Overton in a very small “hospital” and grew up in the neighboring town Logandale. It was fun for the kids to meet both cousins they have never met and get reacquainted with cousins they haven’t seen in years.Daniel kept some of the younger cousins entertained. It reminded me of stories I have heard about Jack’s father, Charles, getting the kids all worked up until their parents tell them to settle down.What would a family reunion be without everyone lining up for family pictures.