Sunday, April 16, 2017

Joey, My Nephew: Keeping the Family Tradition

This is my nephew Joey with his niece, daughter of Linsay, Addison.  Picture shared with me by Geneve.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cousins, The Andersons

Here is a two family picture of the kids.  Rose Marie is my mother's sister.  This is her family along with ours.  This picture was taken in Hyrum in 1964.

Nola, Sara, Connie, Charlie, Marvin, Billy, Tammy and Weldon in front.

Grandma's Temple Avenue House

This is Mom's condominium house on Temple Avenue.  There were twelve units in the residence, four on each floor.  Mom was on the lowest floor, and as such had a back porch.  There was a garage in the basement, with each tenant having a place.  Also there were storage closets assigned to each resident.
Mom's unit was two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, back patio, and back paved picnic area.  It had two bathrooms.  Here are a few pictures with my mom's decorating.  The old couch we had forever, and she had actually replaced it.
This home was only a block from Logan Temple.  It was uphill to the temple entrance however.  But if you went up one story on the elevator, there was a walkway which took off much of the climb.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

1988 Saw Four Grand Sons added to our family

1988, starting in about June, my mother counted for grandsons being born in the family, all about six weeks apart starting in June.  In order they were Trevor (Weldon and Sue), Travis (Charlie and Diane), Joshua (Diana and Mark) and Jeremy (Billy and Sheri).  Pretty fun.  In total my mom has 30 grandchildren.  Connie and Kelly as well as Clyde and Sara had all there children prior to this time.

Mom's Grand Babies 1987

My mom had three new Grand Babies in 1987, Mark (Sheri and Billy) in January, Melissa (Charlie and Diane) and Nicole (Diana and Mark) in September.  

That is the most she had had in any year until the next year.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Clyde Eugene Buff Junior: Funeral

Buffy, Clyde and Sara's oldest son an my mother's oldest grandchild passed away January 31, 2014.  He had a sudden heart attack.  His funeral was February 8.  It was a very somber occasion.  All of us siblings were there, but Dianna and Mark left early to catch a plane. 
Mom and us three sons

Mom and two daughter (Diana left early)
The ceremony was very nice.  Dillon and Geneve sang "Please Remember Me."  "Please Remember Me"

When all our tears have reached the sea
Part of you will live in me
Way down deep inside my heart
The days keep coming without fail
A new wind is gonna find your sail
That's where your journey starts

You'll find better love
Strong as it ever was
Deep as the river runs
Warm as the morning sun
Please remember me

Just like the waves down by the shore
We're gonna keep on coming back for more
'Cause we don't ever wanna stop
Out in this brave new world you seek
Oh the valleys and the peaks
And I can see you on the top

Remember me when you're out walkin'
When the snow falls high outside your door
Late at night when you're not sleepin'
And moonlight falls across your floor
When I can't hurt you anymore

Garrett sang "Go Rest High On the Mountain"
"Go Rest High On That Mountain"

I know your life
On earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain
You weren't afraid to face the devil
You were no stranger to the rain

Go rest high on that mountain
Son, you work on earth is done
Go to heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and Son

Oh, how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your grave to grieve
I wish I could see the angels faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing

There was a video tribute made using the song "Forever Young."
Forever young, I wanna be forever young
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever and ever

However, this funeral was profound, and the grief and pain were profound.  Reminded me of the song from Les Miserables, 
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Now my friends are dead and gone.
Parting and grieving is so hard.  I hope everyone can get through it.
There were other people there of course.
Dillon, Rachelle, Mom


Brianna, Kayla, Garrett, Bryce


Dianna, Mark, Brandt

Brianna, Geneve

Kelly, Connie

Charlie, Diane, Travis

Clyde and Krista talked at the funeral.  Their bishop also talked, about his struggle with alcohol.  Buffy had his own problems, and seven years sobriety.  Many people took time to say how Buffy had benefited them.  Buffy was active in AA and sober riders.  

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Two New grandsons SInce October

Asher Tate Wardle (carries his dad's middle name) was born October 2016.  Son of Jeremy Tate and Kayla Ann Burns.

Todd James Wardle (Carries his fathers middle name, grandfather's great grandfather's and great great grandfathers first names as his middle name).  Son of Annie Banks and Caleb.  Born in January.

These boys are the five great grand children of Mary and John Wardle, through Isaac John, William Haston, James Wilford Sr. James Wilford Jr., James William, and then their fathers.

Monday, January 16, 2017

My Mom's Trip to Hawaii with her Sisters

Charleen, Rose Marie, Tammie Mom
This picture adds a couple boys and a woman.  I am not sure who they are if anyone can help

Mom's 76th Birthday, Turning 88 This Year

My mom keeps getting older.  It's funny how that happens.  This is her 76th, and now in March she turns 88.
Kelly and Connie
Charlie, Mom, Garret, Weldon
and Sue
Connie, Kelly, Charlie, Trevor
Garret, Mom, Kathy, Cassidy

Trevor and Sue
Mom and Geneve
Geneve and Brianna
Dillon and Rochelle
Weldon and Sue
Amber and Dillon

Mom and Geneve
Trevor, Weldon, Charlie
Dillon and Clyde