The American Grandpa tells a lot of personal stories. Most of the time I share because I’ve learned from the experience and want to pass on the lesson. Other times, I just wax nostalgic. I reserve that right. I am an old guy and dog gone it I’ve earned it. Today I will tell you…… Continue reading Can Anything Good Come Out of Vernal?
I sat on the edge of heaven today. A former student, Michelle (Clawson) Uhi, invited me to attend church in her LDS ward (congregation) today, during which her recently returned missionary son reported on his mission. I accepted gladly because I have fond memories of Michelle and wanted to share this proud moment with her.…… Continue reading Things I Learned Today Sitting on the Edge of Heaven
Spring is coming and that means I, again, have the agricultural urge. It’s in my blood you know. Both of my grandfathers were farmers. Grandpa Bath in Ohio My paternal grandfather, Jesse Racolon Bath, started farming his place in 1872 when he was just 18. He rented at first but later saved up enough to…… Continue reading My 1/100th Acre Farm
It was almost three years ago that my dear Alma Matter came crashing down. I posted a short history and personal reflections in a May, 2017 post (see link below). In that post I wrote that it was time for her to rest and quit missing us. Well the school may be gone, but the…… Continue reading Good Things Happening at Granite High Site
Last week they began tearing down my alma mater — Granite High School. It is a bittersweet experience for me. It’s bitter because of all the great memories I have of that school. It’s sweet because the grand lady can finally be laid to rest and the property given new life. Granite opened in 1907…… Continue reading Goodbye to Granite High
REPOST FROM JULY 2013 Tonight, Debra took me to her favorite restaurant – La Puente, in South Salt Lake. She does that when she doesn’t want to cook and lures me there with the promise that she will pay, which she seldom does. I don’t mind, because it is good, affordable food; the people are…… Continue reading All Fun and Games Until the Marine Walks In
REPOST FROM DECEMBER 7, 2014 Yesterday was my 59th birthday. And since I am blessed with all of my needs and most of my wants met and am surrounded by a family that loves me, there was little for me to wish for. But I did want one thing for my birthday – a black…… Continue reading I Got a Black Belt for My Birthday
REPOST FROM AUGUST 2012 Last week my wife, Debbie, was working in the yard when two young men approached her and started a conversation. The older of the two did the talking. “Hi, my name is John.” “Hello, John” she responded enthusiastically, “what can I do for you?” “We’re painting house numbers on curbs.…… Continue reading Two Kids Showed Up at My House With Spray Paint