brigham young memorial in whitingham, vermont
BYU (with sister shayna, sister kristen and mamma peggy)
shayna said she'd give me a dollar to try to get into this swing. once i did it, shayna knew she had to try it too. diaper swing!
yellow shoes from kicking dandelions
birthplace of brigham young.
the stone says: brigham young. born on this spot 1801. a man of much courage and superb equipment.
that makes me laugh every time. superb equipment.
so brigham young was one of the early leaders of the mormon church. that's the church that ben and i go to :)
brigham young led the early mormon pioneers from the east to the west where they finally settled in utah. also, brigham young university is where ben and i went to school. and met.
so that's fun.
anyway, we knew about the memorial but we weren't sure where to find the stone of his birthplace. we asked around the tiny vermont town and a lady told us the area in which it was.
we couldn't find it.
as we were driving away, ben spotted it (good eye, ben)--- the stone is in someone's front yard. kind of funny.
i like to see historic spots like this. it's a silly thing maybe--- but it's nice to somehow feel connected to people of the past who have an influence on our lives even today.
and it's also fun to explore with family.
especially the part where we kicked dandelion heads off, swung on swings and played on all the other vintage playground equipment in whitingham.