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C is for Camp Howze Texas where dad went for Advanced Infantry Training. Dad wrote "It was an undeveloped uncivilized piece of real estate completely separated from the world. I guess they wanted us to think only about our military training. I was in good physical condition and could keep up with the best of them so I was able to keep out of trouble. It was a wonder that so few trainees were killed during that eight weeks of advanced training. There was every type of individual at that camp…

C is for Camp Howze Texas where dad went for Advanced Infantry Training. Dad wrote "It was an undeveloped uncivilized piece of real estate completely separated from the world. I guess they wanted us to think only about our military training. I was in good physical condition and could keep up with the best of them so I was able to keep out of trouble. It was a wonder that so few trainees were killed during that eight weeks of advanced training. There was every type of individual at that camp…

I love the Sabbath! Sunday is a great day for diving into family history to learn more about our ancestors. I love this photo of my mother-in-law Phyllis Ann Parker (Little) and her mother. Phyllis Ann was born in 1929 and grew up in Ogden Utah. Her mother Phyllis Afton Woods was born in 1899 in Ogden. I love the happy look on their faces! In a journal found just one week after my mother-in-law passed on she had written this about her mother: My mother enjoyed every place she ever was. This…

I love the Sabbath! Sunday is a great day for diving into family history to learn more about our ancestors. I love this photo of my mother-in-law Phyllis Ann Parker (Little) and her mother. Phyllis Ann was born in 1929 and grew up in Ogden Utah. Her mother Phyllis Afton Woods was born in 1899 in Ogden. I love the happy look on their faces! In a journal found just one week after my mother-in-law passed on she had written this about her mother: My mother enjoyed every place she ever was. This…

In December of 1955 we went to visit my Grandma Wilkins and "Uncle Torchy" in Torrance CA. From L to R: Torrey Wilkins Jim Evans (in stroller) Nancy Evans (with the lovely sunglasses) and Kay showing who is boss with her hand on Jim's head!

In December of 1955 we went to visit my Grandma Wilkins and "Uncle Torchy" in Torrance CA. From L to R: Torrey Wilkins Jim Evans (in stroller) Nancy Evans (with the lovely sunglasses) and Kay showing who is boss with her hand on Jim's head!

My mom and her gangster brothers. (I wonder why they are all dressed up)! L to R: Rodney Patsy and Gary Stone

My mom and her gangster brothers. (I wonder why they are all dressed up)! L to R: Rodney Patsy and Gary Stone

My grandmother Jane Elizabeth Pickering Evans used to hide her hat in the bushes on her way to school and would pick it up in the afternoon. #notatrootstech #oldphoto

My grandmother Jane Elizabeth Pickering Evans used to hide her hat in the bushes on her way to school and would pick it up in the afternoon. #notatrootstech #oldphoto

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Minnie Mary Margaret Leisenberg (born 1858 in Davenport IA) with her grandson Wendell Hamilton circa 1929. This is my great-great grandmother. I love her name!

Minnie Mary Margaret Leisenberg (born 1858 in Davenport IA) with her grandson Wendell Hamilton circa 1929. This is my great-great grandmother. I love her name!

My mom and the three oldest Evans children on a trip to California. I love my older sister Nancy's and my matching clothes. What was your favorite family vacation as a child?

My mom and the three oldest Evans children on a trip to California. I love my older sister Nancy's and my matching clothes. What was your favorite family vacation as a child?

I never knew my German great-great grandfather Charles Franklin Babbel but my mom did and shared his love for him with me.  He used to delight in telling the story of stowing away in an apple barrel on ship and when safely out to sea came forth and worked his passage across the Atlantic to a new life. Landing in New York he met a friend and they both worked their way to Nebraska where he met and married my great-great grandmother Minnie Mary Margaret Leisenberg. This photo was taken at their…

I never knew my German great-great grandfather Charles Franklin Babbel but my mom did and shared his love for him with me. He used to delight in telling the story of stowing away in an apple barrel on ship and when safely out to sea came forth and worked his passage across the Atlantic to a new life. Landing in New York he met a friend and they both worked their way to Nebraska where he met and married my great-great grandmother Minnie Mary Margaret Leisenberg. This photo was taken at their…

My sweet mother is the little girl in between her parents Orville Stone and Valda Wonder. Her younger brothers Gary and Rodney are there as well. I wonder who took the photo...a grandparent maybe? There is something really great about seeing your parents as children in pictures. I love the glimpse we get into their lives before we ever knew them. Mom doesn't look very happy in this picture!

My sweet mother is the little girl in between her parents Orville Stone and Valda Wonder. Her younger brothers Gary and Rodney are there as well. I wonder who took the photo...a grandparent maybe? There is something really great about seeing your parents as children in pictures. I love the glimpse we get into their lives before we ever knew them. Mom doesn't look very happy in this picture!

Happy Easter (almost)! .  Heres a #throwback to an #Easter picnic on the lawn in Council Bluffs IA April of 1957. The Evans and Weaver families loved to get together and this was no exception. (The picnic table with the legs folded up on the grass cracks me up)! .  L to R Back: Nancy Evans Jan Weaver Gary Weaver Kay Evans; L to R Front: Julie Weaver(?) Jim Evans .  I am happy that my dad took this photo because this experience is not in my #memory at all! But I do remember the fun we had…

Happy Easter (almost)! . Heres a #throwback to an #Easter picnic on the lawn in Council Bluffs IA April of 1957. The Evans and Weaver families loved to get together and this was no exception. (The picnic table with the legs folded up on the grass cracks me up)! . L to R Back: Nancy Evans Jan Weaver Gary Weaver Kay Evans; L to R Front: Julie Weaver(?) Jim Evans . I am happy that my dad took this photo because this experience is not in my #memory at all! But I do remember the fun we had…

Happy Veterans Day! Thanks to all those who have served or are serving in the military. My father-in-law James A. Little and his brother Franklin Little are pictured here. Both served during WWII. My father-in-law served in the Navy on the USS Halsey Powell and Uncle Frank was a pilot who flew B17 bombers during the war. I am grateful for their service!

Happy Veterans Day! Thanks to all those who have served or are serving in the military. My father-in-law James A. Little and his brother Franklin Little are pictured here. Both served during WWII. My father-in-law served in the Navy on the USS Halsey Powell and Uncle Frank was a pilot who flew B17 bombers during the war. I am grateful for their service!

John Lock Parker is my husbands grandfather. I never knew him because he died before James and I met but he sounds like such a great person.

John Lock Parker is my husbands grandfather. I never knew him because he died before James and I met but he sounds like such a great person.

In December of 1955 our family went to California to visit my grandma Wilkins and Uncle Torchy (Torrey Wilkins). While on the ramp going towards the beach my grandma must have run into some bad luck with her shoe. She looks like she's about to drop my brother Jim who is in her arms! I love the look on Torrey's face. I also like seeing my confused look as I watch my grandma struggle with her shoe. Or maybe I was worried about my baby brother!

In December of 1955 our family went to California to visit my grandma Wilkins and Uncle Torchy (Torrey Wilkins). While on the ramp going towards the beach my grandma must have run into some bad luck with her shoe. She looks like she's about to drop my brother Jim who is in her arms! I love the look on Torrey's face. I also like seeing my confused look as I watch my grandma struggle with her shoe. Or maybe I was worried about my baby brother!

Q is for Question. When asked "Why haven't you talked about your service in the Army dad said "I don't feel I have a right to brag. I was only in combat four months and in the Army for 1 month less than 2 years. Almost everyone served in one branch or the other for longer than that. Times were pretty tough but only for a short time. When I think of pilots that were shot down in Korea and were interned for 6 yrs. or soldiers who were captured and mistreated in German prisoner of war camps or…

Q is for Question. When asked "Why haven't you talked about your service in the Army dad said "I don't feel I have a right to brag. I was only in combat four months and in the Army for 1 month less than 2 years. Almost everyone served in one branch or the other for longer than that. Times were pretty tough but only for a short time. When I think of pilots that were shot down in Korea and were interned for 6 yrs. or soldiers who were captured and mistreated in German prisoner of war camps or…
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