Starr Mitchell, grandmother-to-be, gave daughter-inlaw, Ashley Mitchell, a baby shower. About 60 people showed. Starr made hors d’oeuvres, a raspberry and a lime punch served with cake. “We got to see a lot of people,” Starr says. “Some came from as far away as Cedar City.” The baby will be a girl and is due in about a month.
Cleo Petit rode with Starr to Ogden for the baby shower. She and Gary met friends for breakfast on Friday. “We’re basically homebodies this summer,” Cleo says.
Laura and Zane Wheatley’s new grass is doing well, but “it sure needs a lot of water!” Some of the grass has turned brown, but there is some green coming through.
Everly has decided that rabbits say, “Rabbit, rabbit.” Much like frogs say, “Ribbit, ribbit.” Georgia is being potty trained. One day she managed to pull on 10 pairs of training pants all at once. “I guess she just wanted to show mamma,” Laura says.
Boyd Udy is still doing a little fencing. “It never gets completely done,” he says. He is also making hinges in his shop. He is trying to keep, if not cool, then at least not so hot.
On Monday El O’Driscoll finished getting Clynn Richman’s cows and calves paired up and off the too dry, too bare mountain pasture in front of the Richmans’ home. “We were very lucky to have El come at this time,” Clynn says. “Otherwise we might have had some of the calves weaned way too soon.” It could have been very unfortunate. However, with great skill and calm riding, El got all the calves mothered up.
Heather Lott has been helping Winnie with the Promontory booth for the fair, along with Doris Larsen and Laura Wheatley.
Thursday was a busy day for Winnie. She had a meeting with Laura and Doris on the fair booth project, off-loaded and stacked some hay for winter use and talked with Clynn’s brother, DeLoy Richman, and Clynn’s cousin, Joyner Lofthouse, for a quick break between the off-loading and the stacking. Then Clynn and Winnie entertained people with questions about a lift for Clynn.
On Friday Winnie joined sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Jack Apodaca, for a birthday breakfast for Winnie.