Monday, September 28, 2015

Season's Change

Hello, Everyone,  I hope you are happy and doing well.  
September is coming to an end. October is approaching.  I love the changing of the season's and the changing of months. It gives variety to my life.  And I live that even though I am a person who has a hard time with change.  Moving, friends leaving, changes in my family.  My children growing older, and my Grandchildren growing to adulthood.  Loved ones have passed from this life to the next, and I miss them. Change is constant.  Nothing ever stays the same.  It is a good thing, but sometimes 
the change tugs at my heart.  

My favorite time of year. . .
The colors aren't quite as vibrant because of the drought.  But they are still gorgeous.
The good Lord has blessed me to live in such a beautiful part of his world.
There isn't another place I would rather be.  I don't like to travel, and I have never had the
desire to travel to different places.  I am what you would call a "Homebody." Even as a 
child, I never wondered far, I kept my eye on home.  
This beautiful little valley has been home for over 40 years for me.
This is where I have raised my family.  And now this is where my Grandchildren are  I love it.
I believe families should live close to one another. Children need extended family in their lives.
Especially Grandparents.  It has been the break down of the family that has caused so many of
the social problems we have today.  Children are a treasure.  And they need to be cared for with
love, tenderness and patience. 
have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other 
and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). 
Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, 
to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, 
and to teach them to love and serve one another,
 observe the commandments of God,
 and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. 
Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—
will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.
The Family: A Proclamation to the World (if you would like to read more click HERE.)
Oh, what a wonderful world.  
In spite of all the problems that are in the world headlines, there is beauty to be found and enjoyed.
Season's come and season's go, but one thing can stay the same the love we have for one another.
Maybe if there was just a little more love and patience, the problems that are around us, would not
seem to be so overwhelming.  
The Season's Change.
Home and Family's change, but the happiness and love 
found within the family never changes.

Happiness in Family Life  
is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of
the Lord Jesus Christ.  Successful marriages and families are
established and maintained on principles of
Faith, Prayer, Repentance, Forgiveness, Respect,
Love, Compassion, Work, and 
Wholesome recreational activities.
~ The Family: A Proclamation to the World ~

Saturday, September 19, 2015

My Pickering Cousin's Home Continued

So here is the wrap up of the beautiful home of my cousin Evelyn Ellsworth Page. I hope you have enjoyed seeing one of the beautiful old pioneer homes that is in my Motherland. . There are several.  I hope to show you more of the old homes.  I hope you enjoy my Great-Great Aunt Cloketa's home which now belongs to her daughter Evelyn, and will some day go to Evelyn's son.

I showed you earlier the top of the beautiful wood mirror
This is the table that sits under it, at the foot of the stairway.
Another beautiful piece of  needle point that
Evelyn does has made.
Oil painting done by Evelyn's sister Verdene.

As you can see the family carries the creative Pickering gene.
Creativity and talents are abundant in my Pickering family.
This beautiful "secretary" is a family heirloom.
It dates back to the early Pioneer Era.
Another pioneer treasure.  An old trunk that came
across the plains in the mid-1800 with 
Evelyn's Mormon Pioneer Ancestors.
And another Mormon Pioneer heirloom.
Oh, how I love old rocking chairs.
Another heirloom.  Oh the stories these treasures could tell.
A house is so much more than the brick and mortar.
 Love, Kindness, and Togetherness are the true
creators of a house that is a Home.
Again, I must say, I loved spending the day with my
special cousins, and enjoying the togetherness we share.
Visiting this lovely lady our cousin Evelyn was truly a blessing.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Ellsworth House~ In The Motherland

Hello dear friends.  Thanks you for stopping by.  I am always excited to see you comment, or just to take a peek of what I am up to.  Not much blogging lately.  Like I said before, this going back to work at my age, is really kicking my you know what.  But you do what you have to do and make the best of it.  I am truly blessed and happy.
I want to show you today a beautiful old home in my Hometown of Payson, Utah.  I call it the Motherland.  Because it is the place of my birth and my growing up. And the place where my ancestors settled over a hundred years ago.  It holds a very special place in my heart and it always will.  I have show you some of the older homes there.  It seems that the residents have taken such good care of this priceless heritage of homes.
The home  today belonged to my Great-Great Aunt Cloketa Pickering Ellsworth and her husband Uncle Wilford Ellsworth.  Aunt Cloketa is my Great-Grandpa Truman Pickering's youngest sister.  I remember her vividly.  I always loved going to her house.  She often had my Great-Grandpa for Sunday dinner, and we would drive him to her place.  She was a dear person.  Her daughter Evelyn Ellsworth Page now lives in the home with her husband.  They had updated the home, of course.  And they take beautiful care  of the home.
I have so many pictures to show you and history to tell you.  I think I will have to do this in two different posts.  I love old homes.  I have always said I want to renovate an old home, but I want an unlimited budget!
It will never happen in this life time.  
The early Ellsworth family started with this log house.  In the mid-1800 they came to help settle Payson.  The old log house is still standing.  Even the ancient log homes were durable. . .the log on the two cement pillars was a branch of a tree that Evelyn and her husband had to chop down.  The chair that is on the branch hung from the tree.  When they killed deer or any wild life, they would hang it in the tree.  The tree eventually grew the chain right into it.  The pine tree is one of the many trees on the property that has been there for hundreds of years. 
Oh what beauty, and to think it was built over 150 years ago. It has been so well maintained forever.
The early Ellsworth husband and wife.  I am sorry, I forgot to ask Evelyn the names of her grandparents.
And of course Aunt Cloketa or more fondly called Aunt Cloe and Uncle Wilford.  Uncle Wilford was a master carpenter.  He built many of the older homes in Payson.  And if he didn't build them, he helped.
Five generations of Pickering Cousins.  Evelyn is sitting in the chair. She is 87 years old. Just a beautiful sweet lady.  Well, I must say I think all of us Pickering's are beautiful sweet girls.  I am very proud of my heritage, and they families I descend from.  My cousins are treasures to me.  And these beautiful cousins are truly top of my list.  Vickie, Joan, Me and Claudia.  Evelyn is my Grandma Dot's first cousin. But, I say who ever is a cousin, is a cousin.  We all come from the same garden.  
Shall we take a look at the beautiful home.  My pictures do not do it justice.  It is much prettier.

Many pieces of art and beautiful wood furniture.

The beautiful chair Evelyn was sitting in.
The timeless beauty of the bow front china cabinet.
Just look at the beautiful wood working on this mirror.
It is an old family heirloom.  It is gorgeous.
And the stairway.  Is that not beautiful wood and wood work.
Mind you this is all hand worked.
The old fireplace has been modernized.  But what I want you to look at is the gorgeous piece of needle point handing above the fireplace.  Evelyn did that beautiful piece herself.  You can not imagine how beautiful it is in person.  It is breath-taking.  The time and work that went into it is amazing.  She is quite the lady.
Now, I have so much more to show you.  But I would over load you with pictures, so I will be back with more of the beautiful Pickering/Ellsworth/Page Home.  

Just one more look at the Pickering Cousins.  
I believe families are forever, and I am so thankful for that knowledge.  I also believe we are to be connected here on this earth.  Having family is a blessing from the Lord.  I am thankful, I have a connection with my many cousins.  I only have a few aunts and uncles left.  I thank the Lord each day for the influence of wonderful family and friends in my life.  
I hope you are surrounded with 

"The same associations we have in this life we will have in eternity"
Joseph Smith

Friday, September 11, 2015

I Am Trying To Adjust

Here it is September 11 and I haven't done a post. Shame on me. I think the problem is  I have gone back to work. Now I am adjusting to my new schedule. And it takes time for me to rearrange my time and my mindset.  My poor little fur babies are having a hard time too. It is only four hours a day, but those four hours can seem like eight hours somedays.
Hopefully I  will have a post for you tomorrow. I had a great Labor Day weekend and I can't wait to tell you about it. I have a camera full of pictures needing to be downloaded and then edited.  And put on the blog.  Stay with me, I will be back with more pictures and stories of what I  have been up to.


"Fear not I am with thee"