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We went to Richfield with Bert (Bert Lund Murphy) and Verda (Verda May Rowley) and Walter (Walter Ilith Rowley) and Lois (Lois Evelyn Chapman) and saw Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) and Erma (Erma Thornton) in the little house they had bought there. We could see that Opal (Opal Maxine Rowley)  was so glad to have […]

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We had to wait in Sue Saint Marie for quite a while before we could take the bus back to the United States. They had some interesting ship locks there. We also noticed that everyone was smoking, even the children and the grandmothers. This smoking business in the bus depots and buses was the worst […]

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Judging by their actions my children (Grace Harriet, Douglas Alcorn, Ralph Alcorn, Clayton Alcorn, Marjorie Ann, Hugh Alcorn and Grant Alcorn) didn’t seem to believe we were really going to move. But that Saturday, Clayton and Doug came down and helped to load the big U-Haul and Jana (Janevie Clegg) and Vonna (Vonna Ensign) packed […]

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In the next June, Opal (Opal Maxine Cutler) who had moved to Richfield from California, and Harold (Harold Norman Johnson) and Myrna Jean (Myrna Jean Rowan) all came to our place to stay while they went to June Conference. Myrna Jean was in the Stake Relief Society and Harold was in the Bishopric and Opal […]

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About this time Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) and Don (Donald Eugene Smith) came by on their way from California to Georgia. They were anxious to meet my new wife. I (David William Rowley) could see right away that Grace and Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) like each other. It was good to see the children (Cheryl […]

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We stayed at the Driftwood Motel that night. The next day I (David William Rowley) took Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) to meet some of my old friends and then we went out to the home of a cousin of mother’s, Sara Jane Killian (Sarah Jane Coles). I had known her when I was young. She […]

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In February 1965 we received word that Leonard Alcorn (Lenard Clark Alcorn) had died. Also Grant (Grant Alcorn Rowley) called and told us that he was going to be sent to Vietnam and we wanted to see him before he went, so we went to California in Grace’s (Grace Harriet Rowley) car. Gay Alcorn (Wendall […]

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Lillian’s (Lillian Alcorn) funeral was in the Bountiful 3rd Ward chapel and was conducted by our Bishop Norman E. Bowen. The main speaker was Lowell Thomson from Provo who was a very dear friend of ours from Eureka, California. He gave a very fine talk and told about the family and gave some very good […]

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In August of 1946 Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) had a baby boy. They named him Donald Eugene (Donald Eugene Smith, Jr.), after his father. We were all saddened when he lived only about 17 hours. It was really hard on Grace and Don (Donald Eugene Smith).. I (David William Rowley) went to work for the […]

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