So many things to blog about…
So I must choose something right? Well lets talk about my wonderful husband, his birthday was last week and this year we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and we have been together over half my life. He works hard, and like his father he likes to garden, has started dabbling with the guitar over the past few years. He is an amazing man that I am blessed to call my husband and I truly cannot imagine a better life – I am probably the luckiest girl I know!
Anyway – back to the hubby’s birthday. While he worked I ventured out to pick up an item for the house, a steam cleaner for the carpets and teasingly posted on facebook that this would be his birthday present – most of my friends found this a very unimpressive present. Hubby got a quick out of it and told me he would get me a new guitar for Mother’s Day.
We had a nice dinner outside at Boondoggles, pizza, burgers and popcorn shrimp were on the agenda for the family including our son and his family.
I have shared my mom’s family history letter she wrote for our son, now I will share my husbands. This was typed out double spaced about 1992.
Corey D. Green – Life
I was born Corey Dal Green on May 8th 1955 at LDS hospital in SLC, UT to parents Kendrick Lavern Green (SLC) and Norma Jean Robbins (Scipio, UT). Lived the first year of my life in a small house in Kentucky Avenue in Holiday, a small east side section of SLC, later moved to 2895 Cherry Blossom Lane (also in Holiday) where I spent the rest of my youth (my parents still live at this address). I attended a number of different grade schools while I was growing up, the first of which was William Penn a small grade school in which I remember feeling my first earthquake and learning that President John F. Kennedy has been assassinated in Dallas, TX. I also attended Crestview Elementary and Howard R. Driggs both were much larger schools which I have very fond memories.
My junior high years were spent a Churchill Junior High school where I was involved with the chess club and the volleyball team, but most of the time I spent working on gocarts, minibikes and other mechanical things. I purchased my first car (a jeep) at the age of 15, (a year before I could drive) and spent the year fixing it up so that I could have transportation when I received my drivers license. Skyline High School was where I spent my high school years, my jeep and I were invincible and I spent almost every day tinkering with it.
I attended the University of Utah for a couple of years but left early, later I was accepted the FAA academy in Oklahoma City to train as an Air Traffic Controller, which lasted a little over one year.
I met my wife, Denise, at a party and it was love at first sight, were were married about fourteen months later and have been happily married every since. After we were married I returned to the University of Utah, and with a great deal of help from my wife and three long years of study obtained a bachelors degree in civil engineering. I now live in Sandy, UT with Denise and Andy our son and em employed as a structural engineer with an engineering firm here in SLC.
As I re-typed this to share with all of you – I am reminded how important these letters are to our family history. It is what makes us – us! So I hope you will each make a goal to write your family history for your children and grandchildren. If you are lucky enough to still have your parents and/or grandparents around you need to spend time with them, ask them to tell you the stories of their life adventures. Better yet ask your aunt – she has all the really good history on your parents! If they are unable to write it down then you should. I also realized that we have added over 20 years of adventures to our life story and we need to chronicle that for our son and his children.