Good-bye Joan Holmes

Joan Holmes passed away last week (7 Jul 1936 – 29 Jan 2014).  We spent some great time with the Holmes family in 1999.  I visited them again in 2003 and 2008 at their home in Runcorn, England.  I thought I would bid my own farewell to Joan with this picture.  Rest in peace Joan until we meet again.  You were sure a lot of fun.  Ray, all the best in this difficult time.

Paul

Amanda & Paul Ross, Ray & Joan Holmes

Amanda & Paul Ross, Ray & Joan Holmes in 2008

1976 Andra Reunion

Here are a couple of photos from an Andra Reunion from about 1976.  I believe this reunion was in Preston, Franklin, Idaho.  These photos were from some tiny 110 film strips so they were pretty hard to scan.  The photos are not high quality for that reason.  But at least they are available and I can recognize the people in the photo.

Ross,

Ross, Colleen, Bill, Mary, Don, Sergene, Dale

More Ross,

Ross, Colleen, Bill, Mary, Don, Sergene, Dale

Looking sideways

Looking sideways, Ross, Colleen, Bill, Mary, Don, Sergene, Dale

Evan,

Evan & Colleen Elliott

Evan Elliott, Brook Jonas, Colleen, Linda Jonas

Evan Elliott, Brook Jonas, Colleen, Linda Jonas

Dale

Machelle, Judy, Kimberly, Jeremy, Eric, Dale, Anthony Andra

Don,

Back (l-r): Tim, Don, Toni, Lolane, Mark; Front: Jon, Cari

Ross,

Ross, Brenda, Adelaide, Carlos, Angela & Blas Gonzalez (Adelaide’s parents)

Sergene

Bill, Sergene Sorenson, Mary

Oklahoma Swearing In

Perhaps a little outdated, but I thought I would share a couple of photos from the day I was sworn in as a Licensed Legal Intern on 10 February 2010.  This is the Oklahoma Supreme Courtroom.  Pretty cool little room with some amazing wood and plaster work.

Oklahoma City University inductees, Unknown, Paul Ross, Justice James Edmondson, Leo Mendez, Unknown

Oklahoma City University inductees, Unknown, Paul Ross, Justice James Edmondson, Leo Mendez, Unknown

A mug shot with me and Justice Edmondson.

Justice James Edmondson and Paul Ross

Justice James Edmondson and Paul Ross

Let’s not forget Amanda!

Paul & Amanda Ross

Paul & Amanda Ross

 

 

Oklahoma City Chairs

I have thought a little about Oklahoma City today for some reason or another.  Here are a few pictures from the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

The memorial has 168 bronze, stone, and glass chairs representing those who died from the bombing.  Each one has the name of the person it represents etched on the glass at the bottom.  The architects arranged the chairs in separate rows signifying the different floors of the building on which the person died, near to the place at which they worked in the building.  Five chairs on the far west side represent people not in the building who also died.  Smaller chairs represent the children.  Mothers who were pregnant have their unborn children listed under their names on their chair.

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A New Home!

MacDougal House in Monton, Eccles

MacDougal House in Monton, Eccles

Since I have two trials this coming week, a lesson tomorrow, and also a talk at church, I am keeping this week’s post short.  We purchased a new home and will be moved in by the end of the week.  We are pretty excited.  I will have to do a post with a picture of the new home as well as some of our previous homes.

Just to make sure the record is clear, the above home is not ours.  This home belonged to a wonderful lady in Monton, Eccles by the name of Katherine MacDougal who we visited and spent time within 2000.  The home was still there in 2008, but nobody answered the door.  It looked the same as when I had been there last, so I assumed she was still alive and still living there.

St Anthony, Idaho

In helping scan some other photos, I scanned a number of photos all directly related to St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho.  I thought I would make them available for any historical value they may have.  I don’t know St Anthony very well, so I am not even sure how close all these are to town.  I believe most if not all of them are pretty close to town center, even the water falls photos.

Fremont County Courthouse, 1922

Fremont County Courthouse, 1922

Doughboy Memorial, St Anthony

Doughboy Memorial, St Anthony, Agnes Fyfe and it is believed, her future husband, Dale Verne Ashcraft

Agnes Fife on the steps of the Fremont County Courthouse

Agnes Fyfe on the steps of the Fremont County Courthouse

School House

School House

Class picture, I believe Agnes Fife is third from the right

Class picture, I believe Agnes Fyfe is second from the right in the front row.  Her brother is in the overalls on the front row, third to the left from Agnes.  It could be George or John Fyfe.

Fremont High School, 1922

Fremont High School, 1922

River Bridge, 1922

River Bridge, 1922

River Falls, 1922

River Falls, 1922

Water Falls, 1922

Water Falls, 1922

Friends Graduation Portrait

Going through some more old photos, I stumbled upon this graduation portrait.  I cannot remember who orchestrated this, but I am glad we did it.  Thank goodness for great friends.  I loved high school and am happy to report this seems to capture some of that feeling.  I graduated in 1997 as did a number of these friends, but not all of us in the photo.

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Standing (l-r): Altan Hardcastle, Grant Patterson, Bryan Jensen, Jessica Aldridge, Paul Ross, Dustin McClellan.  Middle: Brenna Barnes, Kassey Harrison, Eva Schroeder, Kristi Barfuss (front), Aimee Jackson (back), Mandy Hunter, Jennie Lee Larson.  Front: Vanessa Holbrook, Aimee Aston, Ivan Hardcastle, Jodie Larson, Nicole Whitesides.

I could go through on where all these individuals have ended up but it would likely be outdated within a few months.  Plus, some might want to keep some of their information more private.  So I won’t write more.