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PROMONTORY POINTERS 12/8/10

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Winnie Richman
Leader Correspondent

El O’Driscoll took his bucking horses and bulls to a jackpot at the Box Elder County Fairgrounds on Sunday. “They all bucked real good,” El says. “Only one horse was ridden to the end of eight seconds, and none of the bulls’ riders made it to the bell.” It was a pretty good day for El and his livestock.
El spent Thanksgiving day in Sunset and had Mexican food with his family on Saturday. “Kind of a double celebration of the holiday,” he says.
Jeannette Poulsen had a great time with her “beading buddies” last week. She learned to make a difficult bracelet. She reports that she has reached her goal of “spring cleaning” the entire home except for the laundry room.
On Thanksgiving day she and Orson had a friend and four of her six children and their families out to their place for dinner and activities. This is the first time they have all been willing to drive out to Penrose. Besides eating, they made bracelets, shot guns and took pictures. Some early giving of Christmas gifts was done. To top it off, Orson’s mother and sister, Joycle and Joy, stopped by. Joy had a tour of the home since she hadn’t seen it before.
Orson has completed his cement floor for a future shop. His brother Neil helped out.
Jim and Starr Mitchell took one of their turkeys and a ham to son Steven and Ashley’s home for Thanksgiving dinner in Ogden. There were 22 people, all family and friends. The kids played skeeball and air hockey. So much dinner was consumed that everyone took pies back home at the end of the day. Gary and Cleo Petit and Tracy and Deb Petit from Malad were part of the crowd. Starr has purchased more pumpkins to bake, scoop out, puree and freeze for future use.
Boyd and Kris Udy went to Kris’ sister Jeri Garn’s home for Thanksgiving. Many of the family were there or stopped by.
Boyd reports feeding hay in the mangers with the feed wagon to the replacement heifers in the corrals. He also has a beautiful black weanling filly that he is getting halter broke (trained). “She is already real gentle,” he says.
Kaye Draper spent Thanksgiving day in West Valley City at Carolyn and Bill Bolton’s home, then spent the night, too. She was unable to go back Sunday for her usual dinner and cards due to the inclement weather. At her square dance club all brought finger foods. Her choir is getting some songs ready for Christmas.
On Tuesday, Winnie ordered some Christmas presents from a place in Wisconsin. While ordering she talked to a representative who was going to spend the Saturday after Thanksgiving in Manitorvoc, the town where Winnie was born! The kindly rep told Winnie that the road that Winnie remembered, Waldo Boulevard, was still there and was one of the main streets through town. The parochial school across from Winnie’s home is still there, too.
On Wednesday, Heather Lott came out to help Winnie feed the calves in the corral and chat with Clynn.
On Thursday, Clynn and Winnie enjoyed Thanksgiving with eight other family members. Great-grandson Jayden Nelson didn’t eat but contributed much to the family happiness. All sat around the table sharing hilarious memories from the past. All the boys got together to help Winnie with chores before coming back to the house for pie.
Clynn and Winnie and all of Promontory thank the snowplow crews for keeping their road open in all this snow.

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