Saturday, August 30, 2014
My father, when all this came out, was very distraught. It is stressful to be the subject of a police investigation. He decided to take his own life. He wrote every one a suicide note. The one he directed to me is above. He planned on walking in the mountains behind BYU and throwing himself off a cliff. In the end he couldn't do it. However, he did cut his wrists very badly, causing some permanent nerve damage. Weldon, who was just home off his mission, went down to Provo to see if he could intervene with Dad. Apparently he found him all bloody walking back down the hill.
During this time I was attending college, and sitting by a couple nice looking girls in class, trying to get to know them. There was a story in the Utah Statesman about my father, and his seeking to be reemployed at Utah State. (He was fired at BYU because you cannot commit a crime and work there. He probably would have gotten the job too, except for the Statesman reporter you broke the story and caused some embarrassment for the library.) Anyway these girls were talking about Dad and how foolish he was thinking he could get a job after stealing books. I didn't tell them he was my father, but I never tried to be their friend after that either.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
This year we sponsored a four city league, and called ourselves Blacksmith Fork Little League (We were no affiliated with the national organization but used the term Little League to represent an age group.) From this group we selected an all star team which represented us at the Malad Tournament. As you can see from the the tournament schedule we won two games and lost two games, not quite making it to the third place game. We had some good players. Terral Baldwin from Wellsville was our catcher. Rod Stuart and Steven Banks right handed pitchers, and Devin Fackrell left-handed pitcher. Steven developed arm problems, and I'm not sure if he actually pitched at Malad. Dennis Gittens also helped pitch and provide power at the plate. Ryan Brown was an infielder.
I am not sure what year, but probably 2001 based on Caleb's appearance (age 6)
|Caleb and Charity|
|Miranda on the end|
|Caleb and Brother Garn|
|Dave Danielson, Randie and Caleb in a chain|
|Caleb and Erin Hammond|
|Jeremy on the right|
|Jeremy and Brother Garn|
|Trevor Criddle, Brother Garn, Adam Roberts, Mark, Natalia, Stephanie Criddle, and ???|
|Natalia, Trevor, Sister Criddle, Mark, Syephanie, ???|
|Jeremy catches the Frisbee in front of Brother Garn|
|Jean Juong and Natalia|
|Trevor, Brother Garn, Adam Roberts, ???, Jeremy Struk, Natalia, ???, Stephanie|
|Mark and Jeremy wrestling|
|Bishop Peterson, Sheri and Miranda|
|Caleb and Charity|