Memories

Memories

Tomatoes

Laura and I don’t like tomatoes. Is it genetic? Probably not. It does, however, puzzle Mom. Mom loves tomatoes. She told me yesterday that when she was pregnant with me she craved them. Her dad would buy them for her. She learned to eat them in sections, so they didn’t drip. I joked that maybe…

St. Mark’s Lutheran
Memories

St. Mark’s Lutheran

I was sad to hear St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Provo has closed. Or, not exactly closed but the property is sold, there are houses where the church used to be, and the congregation is now meeting at some event center up north. A casualty of being a religious minority in Utah Valley. This was…

In Piam Memoriam
Memories

In Piam Memoriam

Grant, O Gods, that the earth may lie softly and gently upon the shades of our ancestors, and may their urns be filled with a perpetual springtime blooming with the sweet scents of crocus.” — Aulus Persius Flaccus (34 CE-62 CE), Satura VII, 207-8 Harry William Swanström 1903-1957 Vivian (Luce) Swanström 1901-1979 Lisa Rachael Tangren 1981-1981 Dudley Hamilton Howery 1910-1983 William Benbow…