May 28, 2013

Handsome Hubby

Here's a favorite shot - the Utah Dixie Marine Corps League Rifle Detail at a Memorial Day event in Washington City, Utah.  Bill is 4th from left.

Accessible Archives

A site to check for Pennsylvania ancestors is Accessible Archives.  While it seems to focus on Pennsylvania, other states also show up in searches.  Names and articles I find here are not usually in my other news archive sources.  It's a bit tedious to search and it's pricey at $60 annually, but it's worth a try for eastern ancestors.  Check the Collections link at the top of the page to see if there's an interest.  Accessible Archives

May 23, 2013

It's Official!!

The ribbon has been cut for the brand new Veterans Nursing Home in Ivins, Utah, the stunningly beautiful red rock area of Southern Utah.  Our veterans will be mighty comfortable in this 108-bed veterans home, each room with a private bath.  Individual "pods" make this facility seem like home, with separate common areas, resident preferred dining hours, beautiful furnishings and stunning scenery.  Enjoy the (non-professional) photos in the link below which were taken during ceremonies to open this newest safe haven to honor our veterans.
Vets Nursing Home Opening Festivities
Double click the first photo and then right arrow through the photos.   

And here is a local news spot:
KUTV News Spot 

May 21, 2013

Veterans Nursing Home Ribbon Cutting

May 23, 2013.  That's the date!  Here's the info!

Ivins Nursing Home

May 3, 2013


During my research, I pulled this interesting obituary from GenealogyBank:
1784 Mar 16, Connecticut Courant, P3, Hartford, Connecticut
Hebron, February 15, 1784
This day departed this life, Mrs. Lydia Peters, the wife of Col. John Peters, and second daughter of Joseph Phelps, Esq.  She was married at the age of fifteen, and lived with her consort three times fifteen years, and had fifteen living children, thirteen now alive, and the youngest fifteen years old; she hath had three times fifteen grandchildren; she was sick fifteen months, and died the fifteenth day of the month, aged four times fifteen years.