As we traveled down, Tracy read to us from "the red binder" which is a compilation of stories and biographies of our ancestors that my grandma put together years ago. Emery and I listened to stories we'd heard before, and learned new things about our Allred ancestors.
Overall, it was a beautiful day and I am very very grateful for the opportunity I have to spend time with family members and develop deeper relationships with them. It was beautiful learning about the faith of my ancestors, hearing tales about their hardships and being strengthened and comforted I could make it through my own (which sound so trivial in comparison).
|This is the Spring City Spring. Cold, refreshing water!|
|James Allred is my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather. He was also a great man. You can read about that here.|
|This is the Endowment/Allred School House|
|Tracy and I in front of the schoolhouse.|
|I love unkept gardens and yards. It must be from reading stories like The Secret Garden and Anne of Green Gables.|
|This is a very very VERY old flag. It's the "Betsy Ross" Thirteen-star version.|
|I don't know what house this is, but they restored it beautifully.|
|This is the "Judge Jacob Johnson House". It is beautiful. They have done a great job restoring it.|
|These poppies were HUGE! Each about as large as my hand.|
|There were also very large irises.|
|Such small, but meaningful flowers.|
|Emery and I at the garden behind the Judge Jacob Johnson House. So beautiful.|
|The weather was PERFECT. The clouds were there just when we needed them.|
|I thought this tree deserved to be seen.|
|As we drove back into Provo, we stopped at the Provo Cemetery to see family graves and place flowers.|
|I was moved that so many people had brought beautiful flowers for their loved ones.|
|Maud was my great-great-Grandmother.|
I loved learning a little more about my heritage, and growing closer to family members that are both here now and who have passed on.
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