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.