Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Raising a Family

Hello Dear Reader,
After posting yesterday I reflected on the pleasant childhood I enjoyed. Grandpa (Wes) and Grandma (Mary) helped us feel safe and well cared for.

The street we lived on was was a dead end so there was no through traffic back then. The street ended where the woods along the Provo River began and was probably about 2/3 of its present length. The Baldwins lived in the very last house on the east side of the street. The Roberts family lived north of us and the Billings family lived on the south. Directly across the street from us was an older couple, the Van Leuvens who were the grandparents to the Killpacks who lived on the southwest corner on 5th North where the street began. There were other houses all along 10th West and we knew everybody who lived in our neighborhood.

Here's a photo of Grandpa, me with the Billings' dog Cookie, Gwen Killpack, and LeAnn with our dog Skipper. This was taken in our front yard. My dad was tall, thin, and very handsome in my opinion.
Aunt Genni

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