Monday, July 9, 2012

Take me out to the Bees game . . .

It's July, and time for the 2nd annual Emmett/Wilson Summer Sports Fan Extravaganza.  Last year we did the RSL Futbol thing so this year we elected to support America's sport - triple A baseball with the Salt Lake Bees.  Watching the Angels would have been nice but it turns out that traveling to Anaheim is a bit expensive.  We started out with a a pregame meal at Zupas in Farmington.  Nick and I highly recommend the Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo.  Then it was off to Spring Mobile Park for some good old fashioned baseball.

Matt and Jack are discussing the efficacy of the hit and run.  Jack thinks it's a sneaky idea and he likes it.

Max, Jaxson, and Koebe show the tension and anxiety that baseball brings out in every fan.

Meanwhile, Campbell is enjoying the last of her Ballpark Pureed Carrots.  Yum.

After shellacking the Bees by 6 runs, Tacoma left the field.  Bring on the fireworks.

Chance likes it.

Another fun time.  Next year we're thinking the Quidditch World Cup, if Utah wins the bid.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Clarkston Cemetery

To celebrate the fourth of July, mom and I did some pruning and weeding, enjoyed lunch at Sizzler and then we took a nice air conditioned drive to the Clarkston Cemetery.

Charles Shumway Jr. (son of Charles Shumway Sr. and Louisa Minnerly Shumway--his second of four wives) married sisters Sarah Jardine and Agnes Jardine. Sarah named her oldest daughter Agnes after her sister (and her sister Agnes named her first daughter Sarah). Agnes' oldest son was William Shumway Fife. William's daughter is Norda Agnes Fife Emmett (pictured above). She is Chad Fife Emmett's mom.

On the back of the Shumway tombstone you can see the children of Charles and his two wives. You can tell that he was married to the two women at the same time because of the birth dates of the children. I use this slide in my geography class when I talk about the Mormon region of the United States and how some of its landscape features--like polygamous tombstones--make it a unique region   Norda Emmett's grandma is Agnes L. the daughter of Sarah and Charles. When Norda was a girl she remembers meeting her great-grandparents Sarah, Agnes and Charles. Growing up her aunts and uncles would never tell which of the two sisters was their mother. They were all just part of the family.
 The older tombstones of the Shumways.

Sarah and Agnes Jardine were the daughters of Agnes Beveridge and John Jardine. They joined the Mormon Church in Scotland and emigrated to the US in 1855.

Martin Harris, one of the three witnesses of the Book of Mormon, is also buried in the Clarkston Cemetery.