Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Grandma Hancock's Life History Interviews

Grandma Hancock's Life History Interviews

Part 1: Childhood and Early Memories

Part 2: Growing Up and Meeting Grandpa

Part 3: Family Life to Grandpa's Passing

Part 4: Grandpa's Passing to the Present and Beyond

"Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: / And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse." (Malachi 4:5-6)

Track Summaries:

Part 1: Childhood and Early Memories (Dec. 8, 2013): a. Aunt Maj b. Parents and Grandparents c. Childhood stories, school, teachers, math, friends, drawing/art d. milking the cow, 8th grade, friends, bar dancing, story of lambs, horses, Ernie's death e. family traditions, the Gospel and the Church, pioneer legacy in the Big Horn Basin, people on the ranch f. Cal and Reba, bears, babysitting story g. music, relationship with grandmother, talents, ice skating h. Cowly i. Sue's marriage j. more on Cowly, world events k. basketball, first television l. happiest times of childhood m. shepherding and sheep n. food

Part 2: Growing Up and Meeting Grandpa (Dec. 10, 2013): a. favorite things, play b. social conditions c. Grandma meets Grandpa d. business school e. places, houses, homes f. stories g. activities that Grandpa and Grandma enjoyed together h. bowling i. cream puff story j. money matters k. sicknesses l. last words and counsel m. favorite songs n. first kiss and relationships prior to grandpa p. Shelly runs away q. meeting grandpa (repeated) r. favorite songs (repeated)

Part 3: Family Life to Grandpa's Passing (Dec. 12, 2013) : a. to remember b. beautiful things c. the Church and Joseph Smith d. prophet and president e. stories f. meeting Grandpa (repeated), what she admired about Grandpa g. marriage and starting out h. the kids i. the name "Cornel" j. new life on Mercer Island k. vacationing and boats l. bowling m. reading Gone with the Wind n. songs and the clarinet o. Grandpa's character, personality and work p. Grandpa's death

Part 4: Grandpa's Passing to the Present, and Beyond (Dec. 13, 2013): a. kids, oldest to youngest b. story of Grandma getting in a fight c. describing children and grandchildren d. on the importance of family sticking together through ups and downs e. from the time of Grandpa's death to now f. Grandpa Ikey Guthrie g. final counsel


  1. This is the greatest Christmas present. Thank you!

  2. Nice work, John! You've made a superb contribution to our family with these interviews.


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