Presidential Elections and My Ancestors

I have heard many people say the ramifications of this year’s presidential election (2012) will rival that of the 1860 presidential election. The United States presidential election of 1860 set the stage for the American Civil War. The nation had been divided throughout most of the 1850s on questions of states'...
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Famous Relatives . . . I Have Them!

Famous Relatives . . . I Have Them!
Marion G. Romney    Bruce R. McConkie          MItt Romney            Peter Vidmar    There are  many famous or well-known people across the world in religion, politics, business, music, etc. Are you related to any?  I am!  Let me share several from my father’s...
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My Brother, My Hero

My Brother, My Hero
On Sunday, July 1, 2012 I attended church just as I always do. This Sunday was the Sunday before the 4th of July, America's Independence Day. As I listened to "America The Beautiful" being sung by the congregation, my thoughts turned to my brother, Steven. He is my hero. Steven always...
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2009 Alysia participates in Gold Cup



This Storyboard is all about Alysia, my second child and daughter.
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4th Grade

This journal contains events and stories about Stacy, my third child and daughter.

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Fruit Salad

You can't have a family gathering without food!

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Music and My Life

Music and My Life
  Video: Ashokan Farewell (violin: Kathy Larsen, piano: Rachelle Larsen, tin whistle: Steve Smith) played at a retirement community in Idaho July 2009 as part of the annual Larsen Family Musicale.   Music flows through every aspect of my life.    As I write this, I am sitting at my laptop...
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My First Job

Discounting the babysitting and house cleaning jobs I had as a teen, my first real job was at a restaurant a few miles away from my home.  I worked at "Gino's Italian Restaurant" after school and on the weekends my Sophmore and Junior years of high school.  It was located on the...
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Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns
Last stop on our 2009 summer vacation was to Carlsbad Caverns.  The cave offered a refreshing coolness from the heat of the summer sun.     We traveled deep into the earth . . .       and saw stalagtites, (Stalagtites hold "tight" to the cave ceiling) . . ....
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2009 Mesa Verde

After visiting my Dad's hometown (Grandpa Redd) we explored the Indian ruins at Mesa Verde.  My dad took trips here as a boy and loved exploring, too.   Mesa Verde is located in Colorado.  To get there from Utah we went through a tunnel.  David really liked that and talked about...
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Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad
Fruit Salad One of our favorite dishes any time of the year but always at Thanksgiving!  My sister-in-law, Jan Larsen gave me this recipe. Ingredients : 3 apples 3 bananas 1 bunch of grapes 1/2 pint of strawberries 2-15oz cans of mandarin oranges 1- 20 oz can of pineapple slices 1-12...
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Before I Became a Mother

Shh, It's a secret. . .      I want to give my children a book about me before I became their mother.  This is a brief history of my life from before my birth to the birth of my first child.  It was a thought provoking experience to go through...
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Martha Jane Black Allan- my paternal grandmother's mother

Martha Jane Black Allan- my   paternal grandmother's mother
MARTHA JANE BLACK by Theressa Allan Redd, daughter Martha Jane Black was born in Orderville, Kane Co., Utah, on July 8, 1882, a daughter of John Morley and Thressa Elnora Cox Black. There was already one daughter, Lois Elnora Black, and one son, John Martin Black in the family, so Martha...
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Peter Allan- my paternal grandmother's father

Audio by: Tracy Redd, grandson PETER ALLAN Written by: Theressa Allan Redd, daughter Peter Allan was born January 18, 1869 at Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. He was the second son of John Allan and Janet McAuslan Allan. In 1861 the family moved to a farm on the west bank of the...
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Louesa Hawkins Redd- my paternal grandfather's mother

Audio by: Tracy Redd, her Grandson Louesa Meears Hawkins Redd Biography written by:  Theressa Allan Redd, daughter-in-law to Louesa   Louesa was born to Thomas Sunderland Hawkins and Elizabeth Meears Hawkins on June 12, 1875; in Lehi, Utah Co. , Utah. She was the fifth and last child of this couple;...
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4th Grade

Stacy has had a great 4th Grade year!  She got straight A's every quarter and loved her class.  We made this Heritage Makers book for her teacher, Mrs. Welch.  Take a look at the fun things she did with her class this year.   4th Grade Yearbook Stacy has always enjoyed...
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2009 Piano Guild Performance

The big day has arrived.  Rachelle has been preparing for the annual Piano Guild Exam since she started taking lessons from Khoren last Fall in 2008.  Her teacher expected great things from Rachelle and has not been disappointed.  Originally, Rachelle was scheduled to play 10 pieces from memory.  Because of school...
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Preparing for David's birth

David was meant to be born into our family.   It took 3½ years to prepare for his coming.   In the Fall of 2002, I had a dream I was pregnant.   It seemed strange to me because my husband and I felt that our family was complete.   We...
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David's two years old

David came up to me as I was on the computer working on a Heritage Makers project.  In his sweet, two-year-old voice he asked, "Where's David's book?"  The next day we started taking pictures of David doing the things he likes to do.  The park was our first stop.  Soon we had...
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2009 Stacy participates in Gold Cup

Stacy has been taking piano lessons for one year.  On March 3, 2009 she particpated in the Gold Cup Festival hosted by the National Federation of Music, Conroe Chapter.  Stacy memorized her two solos and performed them for a judge.  She received a Superior Rating (5 points).  Good job Stacy!   ...
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