Monday, July 7, 2008

Our Lovell, Wyoming Aunt and Uncle

Aunt Lucinda (Cindy) Sorensen and Uncle Norman Sorensen were more frequent visitors to our home in Penrose. Cindy was the youngest girl in the Wasden family, and, like all younger sisters, came in for a fair amount of coddling from parents and persecution from older siblings. I can remember when they came to our home when we lived in the little brown house, when they announced that they were getting married. He had served a mission to Denmark, and she had worked at the hospital in Lovell. (The reason that I remember is that I was quite small and shy, but he carried me piggy back around the yard.) Their children were younger than Louise, Dwight, and myself. Sunday afternoons were often a time for visiting, and we children would linger in the living room to hear the unusual conversations that went on between our parents. It was interesting to see them in a new role.
When I went back to the U of Wyoming in 1968-70, Gail and Julian and Patsy were there, and were a great help to me and my five children. Then, when I moved back to Powell, Uncle Norman and Aunt Cindy were my chief supporters, even though they lived 25 miles away - (or half that during the two summers and two years that we lived in the blue and white house in Penrose.) These pictures were taken in Powell in 1974. Cindy hated to have her picture taken, but over the years, I managed to snap a few.


Judy said...

Ahhhhh. What a nice surprise to see these two much loved people. I remember that when Stake Conference was held in the new chapel in Lovell, Aunt Cindy would invite us to Sunday dinner between the sessions. She worked very hard at all aspects of "homemaking skills". They both could lighten the load and bring a chuckle.

Louise Blood said...

What a great contribution to our family picture gallery, good pictures of both. I, too, have fond memories of listening to the adult conversations, expecially when Uncle Norman and Daddy were solving the problems of the world. One topic I remember was about people who thought they were righteous, and might be in for a surprise. And I also have fond memories of visits and dinners at their home, both in Lovell and Smithfield. Aunt Cindy was so kind to Diana when she was living in Smnithfield.

Ann said...

I remember Cindy's orange cake - the one with the gooey orange juice/powdered sugar glaze poured over the top so it soaked in and made everything taste wonderful. Uncle Norman and Aunt Cindy were certainly better known to me than any of our other aunts and uncles. There always seemed to be a great fondness between Dad and Norman, - they did a lot of laughing on those Sunday afternoon visits.