Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Spring Canyon

Hello Dear Reader,
When Grandpa (Wes) Carter was eleven years old his family moved to Spring Canyon in Carbon County so his dad and older brothers could work in the coal mine. They piled their furniture in the back of an old Rio truck that they borrowed from Karl Pratt’s (Wes’s brother-in-law’s) father. Wes rode all the way sitting on top of the furniture. Now, with modern roads, it takes about an hour and ½ to get to Price (about 9 miles farther from where they would have turned off) so that had to be quite a trip. They lived in Spring Canyon for about a year.

When Wes’s older brothers, Elmo and Bill, came home from the mine black with coal dust they bathed, as was the family tradition, in a number three tub. It was Wes’s chore to wash their backs. He thought he was a big shot (Wes’s words) to be associated with his brothers while they took their baths. It’s amazing how little things can create happiness.
Aunt Genni

1 comment:

Jill said...

I really love reading these stories about Grandpa. I can almost hear him telling them to me himself. Reading about his life helps me feel closer to him and at the same time miss him more than ever. (Incidentally I am the 200th hit on your blog! Great job, Mom!)