Monday, July 1, 2013

DUP (Daughters of the Utah Pioneers) Jubilee

A grand celebration was held in June with a luncheon, entertainment from High Definition Cloggers, a young woman from Oakley, Idaho who had written and composed music for her pioneers was sung by a friend and a trio of violin songs played delighting everyone. All the time I watched those young adults clogging, I kept thinking bout all those knees being worn down.
They stood on their toes like the ballerinas do but with jumping power - ouch and amazing.

Our Dry Creek Camp display had the best display out of 15 camps.  I brought an antique pencil drawing of my 2rd great grandfather Joseph Nicholas to show that my son, who never looked like anyone in our immediate family, was a "spittin image" of his 3rd great grandfather.  They even had all the same hair cowlicks. When I found this antique drawing in our garage, I was totally astonished at the resemblance, especially the eyes and hair connections.



My son

We not only had the largest display of which I only took a few
photos but also the most interesting display. We had connections with legos showing how we connect to the past, present and future.

I created a 2014 Pioneer calendar with each month showing one or several pioneers who had crossed the plains and put little tidbits about their lives under the photos.  I put them on their birth month  but it seems that I had about 4 months that did not have pioneers so I added a few photos of my grandparents wedding photo from 1914 and a picture of the Elba Store that my grandfather owned.

Clarissa Edwards

J. Roy Eames

J. Roy sitting on his father's lap in 1901.

It says "Alonzo Knight was born in New Hampshire and
married Catharine Meguire in Utah. She was from Bart, PA. They crossed the plains in different wagon trains and met at Ft. Union, Utah. He died at age 91; she died at age 94. Both were blind before they died.

The antique coffee mill took the prize in this display which was from another camp.

4 comments:

Jan said...

You are so lucky to have all these wonderful photos! Jx

Anne said...

I have to say I agree with jan . You are so lucky to know what they looked like. I can only remember seeing photos of my grandparents and I would love to have known what gt grandparents looked like.

Anne said...

I have to say I agree with jan . You are so lucky to know what they looked like. I can only remember seeing photos of my grandparents and I would love to have known what gt grandparents looked like.

Ginny said...

The two of them DO look alike! I think my favorite is the big group photo love it, you can actually almost see the character of each person.

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