Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Stories and Poetry

Hello Dear Reader,
Before I continue with Grandpa (Wesley) Carter’s history I think I’ll tell you a little about Grandma (Mary Hall) Carter’s childhood. Some of this may seem familiar as she wrote some things to share (as Christmas presents) with her descendants a few years ago.

Grandma (Mary) was born in Springville, Utah County, Utah on August 2, 1920. Mary’s family moved a lot when she was a child. They lived in Springville, Benjamin, Spanish Fork, and Milford. Her earliest memories were of times in Milford.

Mary considered her childhood a happy adventure. Her mother, Caroline, took time to read stories and poetry to her family—and read with great feeling. Lila (Francis) Madsen, Mary’s cousin, recently reminded me that “Aunt Carrie” memorized a poem every day. She set a good example of continuing to learn no matter what one’s age.
Aunt Genni

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