May 18; Moms and Mountains

May 18. Lots of memories associated with this day, most of mine having to do with mom’s birthday and one birthday in particular when Mount Saint Helens blew her top. May 18, 1980. It was my moms birthday, and my husband and I were in the old truck with mom and dad driving up inContinue reading “May 18; Moms and Mountains”

Hyrum Stevens Homestead

The old homestead built by my Grandfather Hyrum Wallace Stevens in Mount Carmel, Utah is mostly gone now.    Not much left anymore but the old milk house/ grain storage building is still there and very solid, along with many terraced rock walls.  The foundation of the Milk house was a very thick stone wall,Continue reading “Hyrum Stevens Homestead”

BREATH OF LIFE

BREATH OF LIFE Breath of life, wash through my body as I walk besides this sacred stream… Father and Mother nearby, I feel them in the smell of the forest, in the dark of the deep cave… they are in the water cascading down the mountainside, in the fish that leap and glide… their presenceContinue reading “BREATH OF LIFE”

Dedication Memorial In Honor of Loving Parents

Our Mother, Nina Black, was born Nina Stevens on May 18, 1913 in Mt. Carmel, Utah; and died of a stroke, peacefully  in the  home of her son Boyce on November 7, 2003 in White Salmon, Washington, seven years after her husband, Claude Elias Black (May 8, 2008- Thanksgiving Day 1996).   Nina took herContinue reading “Dedication Memorial In Honor of Loving Parents”