Author Archives: Kenneth Richard Hardman

Jacob Bischoff and Maria Jensen – Dusty Roads

Dusty Roads – by Brent Greenhalgh (a tribute song to Jacob and Maria) Jesus walked upon the water, they had faith to sail the sea. Jesus walked the dusty roads, they did the same for me. Their legacy of love, … Continue reading

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My Birthright – by Anna Jane Josephson Goodliffe

  I have been reading biographies and autobiographies about my wife’s ancestors, Lars Charles Josephson and Anna Isaacson, and their 12 children. I am very inspired by them. At first, all I could see was how brave they were and … Continue reading

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Ferril Losee – A Brilliant Engineer

On the farm young Ferril was taught by his father “to work hard and be a good person.” In addition to farming, football, dancing and music, Ferril was good “with [his] hands and could do construction and other tasks… The … Continue reading

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Frock of Flowers – Nothing too good for Grandma

“Grandfather always had such lovely flowers. He took great pains with them and spent many hours in caring for them. One summer afternoon, the flowers were a riot of color and bloom. As I ran into grandma’s house, I noticed how beautiful they were. … Continue reading

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Junior Tennyas Griffin – A Good Baby; A Proud Mother

“I was 22 years… old when my first babe was placed in my arms… We arrived at the hospital just before 6 PM… The night was long and the pains were hard. My husband… was kind and attentive. ‘When, oh … Continue reading

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Ruth Keep Griffin – Sweet Courage and Loving Labor

“Walter and Ben, were brought home shot in the legs,” the wagon jolt having discharged a gun. Ben lost his leg but Walter recovered. Their mother, Ruth Keep Griffin was acquainted with difficulty but met life with courage and a … Continue reading

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Dona Jean Hansen Losee – Forever Close to God

During the boom-town 1950s in Los Angeles, Dona Hansen, the queen of the church Gold and Green Ball, and daughter of a self educated businessman and a most charitable mother, culminated her youth in what she thought would be the … Continue reading

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