Sunday, April 5, 2009

What did you do today?

This could be a loaded question. Well last night I got a call from my dad that my Great Great Uncle Richard Pratt had died and my Uncle David, Uncle Bob and Grandma Bunny would be in Utah for 1 day on Monday if we wanted to go to Provo to see them. Well I had actually met my Uncle Richard a few times in my life and I was excited to possible see my Uncle David and Grandma Bunny. WE haven't seen either of them since Tanner's Funeral. So since my dad said they were still in Washington until Monday I called my Uncle Dave's house in Washington to see if we could meet up and low and behold he was already in Utah!!!! Imagine my shock!!1 So i instantly got on the phone and found him at the airport picking up my Grandma Bunny and my Uncle Bob. Unfortunately at that time he was lost and frustrated and could not talk to me. So I found out they were staying at my Great Aunt & Uncle Beverly and Dave Pratt house in Provo, so I looked them up and asked if my family and my sisters could possible come to her house on Sunday to visit our Grandma and Uncle. She was soooo open and welcoming and said "come on down" So we left our house at 9:00 this morning and drove to Provo. It was great!!! We got to see Grandma Bunny and Uncle Dave and some of Aunt Beverly's grandchildren. Our Pratt family is huge and we don't know many of them. If you have a minute look at teh link for my Uncle Richard's Obituariry, he was awesome!!! Not to bore you with family history but my uncle Richard was the son of Benjamin Pratt and Lilly Shink. Benjamin Pratt was the son of Nephi Pratt and Sarah Callister, Nephi Pratt was the son of Parly Pratt and Belinda Marden Pratt. I spent some time looking this up and it was fun. Through Benjamin Pratt my family came to live in Western Washington, Benjamin died in Spokane.

It was a great and wonderful day. My Aunt Beverly said the angels were "taking down" this meeting becuse it was special that such distant relatives got together and we were making Uncle Richard happy by coming together like this.

We got to stay for about 3 hours and then time to take the long ride home. Below are some pictures you may like. I threw in the ones of my Uncle Dave's backside just to show his personality. His son is Tanner, my cousin who was murdered last year. Hope you like them.









3 comments:

Tamy Wilson said...

Good pictures, I will put mine on soon, along with a million others. We still havent had a chance to recoup from Disneyland.

Jen'n'Jordan said...

That's great that you got to visit family you haven't seen for so long! That's a cool history!

Amber! said...

you know the funniest thing is we each all got a different picture of the one where uncle dave was standing in front of us trying to "be"in the picture...
so funny!