a trip to Manti

we left SLC late afternoon
traffic was slow past Provo
a stop in Springville for Mexican food
vintage pharmacy
drug store
 everything old school
run down
 i had forgotten about these scales
days gone by
 we ate mexican food here
left sufficiently stuffed
great chips...creamy refried beans
 back to the drug store

ice cream soda (sort of) a first for Sam
cone for sweetie

in Manti
 a pioneer cottage
cozy and warm
glow in the dark dice
 early morning temple
just across the street
our destination
sam and melissa stayed at the manti inn
 great morning spent serving and being blessed
we were in awe
 sam and melissa
always sweethearts
 flowers on the temple grounds
hit by a winter frost
 a stop in Indianola
our family cemetery plot
my mother's people

Richard Henry Spencer
my great-grandfather
newspaper article for their 50th year wedding anniversary

Ann Reynolds Spencer
my great-grandmother

INDIANOLA:  Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Spencer, pioneer residents of Indianola, entertained in honor of their fiftieth anniversary at their home in Indianola recently.  They were married in the Salt Lake L. D. S. endowment house February 14, 1884. They journeyed from Indianola for eight days in covered wagons with four other couples that were married the same day.  All the others have since died.  Mr. Spencer was born in Payson, October 12, 1862.  He came to Indianola in 1875 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John and Ann Reynolds Spencer.  They were called as missionaries by President Brigham Young to labor among the Indians of Indianola.  Mr. Spencer became one of the most prominent farmers and stockmen of the community, and has always been active in civic and L. D. S. church work.  He filled a mission to Great Britain in 1900 and was bishop of Indianola ward several years.  Ann Reynolds was born in Mt. Pleasant January 22, 1861, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi B. Reynolds. She came to Indianola with a sister and has made this her home since.  She always has been active in L. D. S. church work, serving 25 years as choir leader.  Of their 12 sons and daughters, eight are living, J. Edison, H. Murt and Vard Spencer, and Mrs. R. D. Tibbs, Indianola; R. Les Spencer, Gunnison ; Mrs. J. R. Seeley, Hazelton. Idaho ; Mrs. J. M. Price and Mrs. J. H. Peterson, Salt Lake ; also 30 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.



Melissa: said…
such a delightful weekend! A happy memory for Sam and me. :) Thanks for making it happen, it was a real treat!
Grandma Honey said…
They traveled 8 days with 4 other couples to be married in the temple?? What legacy!
S. Etole said…
Your love of family always shines through your words and photos.

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