Friday, October 31, 2008

A brand New Year

It's seems like we are always to busy to add anything to the family blog, but I wanted to let everyone know about a new church production that Nick and Demi have been blessed to be a part of. It's called a Brand New Year, a DVD that will go out to wards and stakes throughout North America to be used as a New Years Eve celebration. It's different than anything that has been done for the youth before. The music will be available for downloading on a new site created just for the youth. They're recording the DVD in the Conference Center three days next week, with a crowd of 21 thousand youth each night watching. Nick is one of the Hosts and Demi is part of the choir.

So make sure you watch for it in your wards it will be well worth it, and not just because there's a couple of Menendez's in it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Emma turned 3!

It was a fun day, we had cake, explored a pumpkin patch and played dolls. I can't believe she's already 3, it was so nice to have Shane home from work for the day. I hope you are all enjoying fall where you are!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Iantha, Missouri

Found this picture recently, of particular interest to "some of us". The town is Iantha, Missouri, in southwestern Missouri, and its a real place, not "Photoshopped".

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Heber Nephi Folkman Trampled by Horses!

Our grandfather, Heber Nephi Folkman, survived the Galveston, TX 1900 hurricane, but jhis close adventures with danger were not through.

A couple of years after returning from his mission, living in Ogden, Utah, he was out on a date with our future grandmother, Kathryn Nelia King, and got into a tussle with his team of horses that landed him in the Ogden Standard Examiner for August 4, 1905. I've attached the clip here, but it may not be too readable.

Here is the text: "Heber Folkman, a barber, was painfully but not seriously injured at Plain City, Tuesday evening, by being knocked over and trampled by a team of horses that became frightened while he was untying them preparatory to returning to the city. A young lady, who was in the buggy at the time of the accident, fell into a faint from which she was not revived for several hours.

It appears that Folkman and the lady after being out driving for some time decided to call upon Mr. Folkman's brother, who lives at Plain City. At the conclusion of the visit while Folkman was in the act of untying the horses and after he had assisted the lady into the carriage, the horses became frightened and in plunging forward struck the man with their feet knocking him to the ground where they trampled upon him.

The screams of the woman, who became thoroughly frightened, attracted the attention of some pedestrians who were near by and they rushed to Folkman's aid. Folkman was still beneath the horses, from which position he was rescued.

After the injured man had been made as comfortable as possible a physician was telephoned for. Upon the doctor's arrival a hasty examination revealed a dislocated shoulder, a fracture of the wrist, and a number of minor injuries, which, though painful, are not considered of a serious nature. Aside from a bad fright the lady was none the worse for her experience in the buggy."

Things apparently all turned out well, as just about 9 weeks later, Heber Folkman and Kathryn King were married on October 5, 1905, and later moved to Jerome, Idaho, where Dad was born and raised.