Monday, November 11, 2019

VETERANS DAY IS 100 YEARS OLD



VETRANS DAY REPOST




TODAY IS VETERANS DAY.
IT USED TO BE CALLED 
"ARMISTICE DAY."
IT WAS THE DAY THAT ENDED
THE "WAR OF ALL WARS."
(OR SO THEY THOUGHT)
WORLD WAR I.
11TH MONTH
11TH DAY
11TH HOUR
11TH MINUTE

TODAY IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE FIRST VETERAN'S DAY.
NOVEMBER 11, 1919
NOVEMBER 11, 2019


I AM SOOOO GRATEFUL TO ALL
THE VETERANS WHO HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY!

MY SPECIAL VETERANS:

JACK BROWN . . . 6TH GRADE TEACHER AT ALPINE ELEMENTARY
JOHN POOL . . . 6TH GRADE TEACHER AT ALPINE ELEMENTARY
Jack:  VietNam & Pentagon  John: Germany during Desert Storm

MARCUS FLORES . . . FRIEND FROM FREEDOMS FOUNDATION AT
VALLEY FORGE WORKSHOP
 Marcus: Iraq
Marcus & wife, Deanne, were on their honeymoon when I met them

CLINT DRAPER . . . FORMER WARD MEMBER
DAD, CARL, WAS MY BISHOP 
Clint:  Iraq & Afghanistan

ERIC AUFFHAMER . . . STUDENT
BARRACK OBAMA . . . PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
2009-2017
 Eric:  Afghnistan
Barrack Obama:  Commander-in-Chief

COLBY PARK . . . STUDENT AT ALPINE ELEMENTARY
MOTHER, HEIDI, TAUGHT AT ALPINE ELEMENTARY

 Colby:  Stationed in Italy
Captain at Fort Benning, Georgia

CODY HENSCHIED . . . STUDENT
AFGHANISTAN

JOANNE SYKES...NEIGHBOR, 2ND COUSIN (ONCE REMOVED)
Joanne: Iraq & Afghanistan
Career Army

BRANDON VREELAND . . . STUDENT
 Brandon:  Afghanistan
(I can totally see him doing this!)

MITCH VREELAND . . . STUDENT
 Mitch: Afghanistan

JORDAN ROGERS . . . STUDENT
Jordan is a commanding officer in the Marines, serving in of all places, Jordan

KADEN KEELE . . . STUDENT
MOVED TO PAYSON PART WAY THROUGH THE SCHOOL YEAR
Marines
Stationed in Okinawa

TOM WARNICK . . . STUDENT
 Tom: Iraq

BRYSON COOK . . . WARD MEMBER
Bryson:  United States Army Cadet Command (ROTC)
Stationed in South Korea

MONROE DAUWALDER. . . STUDENT AT ALPINE ELEMENTARY

Monroe:  United States Air Force Cadet

TYLER THOMPSON . . . STUDENT AT ALPINE ELEMENTARY
I taught with Tyler's dad, Paul, for 10 years.
Tyler always helped to judge our Science Fair.
When his dad became too sick, and passed away, RIP,
Tyler became my head Science Fair judge

RYAN KOSKI . . . STUDENT
Ryan is just starting his military career

DANIEL HERTIG...STUDENT AT ALPINE ELEMENTARY
HIS MOM, JILL, TAUGHT AT ALPINE ELEMENTARY . . . RIP, JILL
 Daniel:  Afghanistan

NATHAN BARNES...WARD MEMBER . . . RIP
Nathan: Iraq
350 West, from Bill Pierce's house, all the way north
(past Kevin and Donna Barnes's house) is named
Nathan Barnes Way

LANDON HENSCHIED . . . STUDENT . . .  RIP
 Landon:  Iraq & Afghanistan
(wounded, but passed away from cancer)

My dad was stationed in Germany during the Korean War

My Great Uncle Jack was stationed at Pearl Harbor during World War II

Uncle Cecil was a fighter pilot during World War II



 I TOOK THIS PICTURE ON 7-6-12.  
IT WAS THE "MOONLIGHT & MONUMENT TROLLEY TOUR."
ANALEE & I WENT ON THIS THE DAY BEFORE OUR WORKSHOP STARTED.
"PRESIDENTIAL HOMETOURS OF VIRGINIA" 
THROUGH THE
FREEDOMS FOUNDATION AT VALLEY FORGE.






Saturday, October 26, 2019

A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTY



Lone Peak High School.
The high school that my students go to.
The high school that has won more state championships
in 20 years than anyone else!
(Several each year...golf, tennis, band, soccer, football, 
swimming, basketball, etc)

On October 25, I was at Cierra's getting my hair cut.
The salon is on Main Street.
When I walked out, several police cars were racing down
Main Street from west to east, with sirens blaring.
Someone said it was cuz AF girls won state in soccer.
I knew that police wouldn't go that fast for a high school celebration.

Well, Lone Peak was on lockdown.
Yes, that kind of LOCKDOWN!!!
It was reported that a student had a gun.
Students had to stay in their classrooms for a long time.
Then, they all had to patted down, and sent to the gym.

They were given the all clear.  Buses transported the
students to the temple to be picked up by parents.
School let out at the regular time . . .  2:15.
The first round of the state championship in football
was played, and they won.

So . . . what happened???
The report came in that a student had a gun at the high school
 in Highland, which is Lone Peak.
It was really Highland High School . . . in Salt Lake City!!!
(And their situation was cleared up)

MAJOR OOPS!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

. . . AND 30 YEARS LATER


RETURN

Soooo excited!!!
I hope I'm still alive in 2023!!!

In 1993, I got 3 tickets to go to the
NBA All-Star Practice Session
at the old
Salt Palace!
My brother and his oldest son,
Chris, age 13
(Now one year away from the

Big 4-0), went with me.

Here's who appeared in the 1993 game:



This is my NBA All-Star shirt!
I still wear it!!!
It is now 26 years old, and in
great condition!!!

Look at the players!!!

CO-MVP'S???
First time to have co-mvp's
John & Karl
Are we surprised???

John & Karl each had 6 kids.
John's kids all played college ball.
One son, played for the last half of the
Jazz season!

Karl's son played college football at LSU.
Drafted to Houston Texans, retired because
of bad knees..
Currently a coach at LSU.

One daughter played in the WNBA.
They had a "2 on 2" competition at
the WNBA all star game.
Partner???
She picked her dad!
She has 3 WNBA Championships 
and was a 4 time all-star!

No one has a better perm than
Jackie Biskupski, the mayor of
Salt Lake City.
Gail Miller, the other woman, is 
the richest woman in the state . . . 
a billionaire, just like Kylie Jenner.




Saturday, October 5, 2019

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP #2




The second state championship of the
2019-2020 school year was won the
first week of October.

GIRLS TENNIS

Friday, October 4, 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

FIRST STATE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR




And . . . it's a 5-peat!!!

How many state championships will Lone Peak receive this year?
Boy's Golf is the first.
I don't know how many years in a row this makes.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Sunday, September 8, 2019

NAME THIS BUILDING

Where was this photo taken???
When was this photo taken???
Name this building:

I found this photo on a Facebook group page.
It is a Facebook group called:
"Remembering St. George."

This is a building in St. George.
The name of the building is the:
Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital.

The time period is the 1950's.
I was born in this hospital in 1958.
This is what it looked like when I was born.

The hospital was located east, across the street from
the St. George LDS Temple.

When I returned to attend Dixie Jr College in 1976,
it had changed.  They had several different medical offices
inside.  Even a psychiatric ward!

Here are some photos of my birthplace:
When the trees were small.
Did my mom enter these doors to bring me into the world?
Did she come here on October 25?


The trees grew

The back side of the hospital with the temple
and the black "D" mountain in the background

Here's the lobby where she entered

Did she help my mom?
Marie Cottam at the switchboard

I was born here


I was taken to the nursery after I was born,
on October 26, 1958
6:03 in the morning


Was my mom in one of these beds after I was born?

Food for my mom and dad was made in this kitchen


In the laundry, everything was ironed

The cost to be in the hospital