Intellectual Nourishment

The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you are doing, someone else does.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Jessie Waite Hunt

Gunlock, UT - Our mom, Jessie Waite Hunt, 94, the last living member of 13 siblings, joined them August 3, 2011 in Gunlock, Utah. There to greet her were her wonderful husband, Ivan Holt Hunt, her parents, Jesse and Madora Leavitt Waite and her grandchildren: Thomas Blane Palmer, Daniel Tobe Anderson and Amber Tammie Hunt, her brothers and sisters: Jesse LeRoy, LaPrele, William Noble, Hazel, Iris, Guy, Glenn, Nelda, Flossie Iola, Donna, Roena, and Margaret. Mom was born January 12, 1917 in the little town of Bunkerville, Clark County, Nevada. She grew up in this little village of Bunkerville where the village raised the children. Every one were “Aunt” or “Uncle”. Mom was as at home at Uncle Herb and Aunt Mame’s as she was at her own home. She participated in all the school activities receiving the Music Pin for outstanding music ability and she didn’t even play a musical instrument. She won first place at a baton twirling contest in Salt Lake City for her High School marching band. Mom made her spending money picking grapes at her father’s vineyard. Dad came to Bunkerville from Gunlock to go to school. Dad was a good dancer and Mom loved to dance. Mom and Dad were married June 19, 1935 in the St. George Temple. Dad moved mom to Gunlock, another little village that helped raise their nine children: Douglas Ivan (Dianne Johnson), Darleen (Jerry) Anderson, Mary Ellen (Roy) Strong, Dianna (John) Hafen, Mona Gai (Richard) Moon, Vicki Lynn (Wendell) Palmer, Debra Sue (Ethan) Bundy, Chloe (Kelvin) Lee, Jesse Kay (Pam Emett). Mom’s life was a life of service. She was a Bishop’s wife, a Relief Society President, and Counselor to five Relief Society Presidents. She and Dad served for 38 years as Temple Ordinance Workers in the St. George Temple as well as serving an 18 month mission in Rapid City, South Dakota where the highlight was to see the power of the Priesthood bless a little Indian girl who was deaf and dumb receive her hearing. Mom loved flowers and she always kept her yards as a show place. She loved the people of Gunlock, especially the little children who were so kind to her and to Dad. She is survived by her nine children, 41 grandchildren, 107 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren and her brother-in-law Cleve (Margaret) Cooper. We Love You Mom, We Honor You! Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gunlock LDS Chapel, 733 North Main Street, Gunlock, Utah. Visitations will be held on Friday, August 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd., St. George, UT and on Saturday, from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to services at the Chapel in Gunlock. Interment will be in the Gunlock Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221.

Anasazi Ridge Near Kayenta in Ivins

Anasazi Ridge is a rock art site overlooking the Santa Clara River a few miles west of St George. Several hundred petroglyphs (no pictographs were observed) are found on sandstone cap boulders on top of a 80 meter high north to south running ridge. Exploratory excavations by Brigham Young University in 2006 have uncovered possible Anasazi pueblo walls along the top of the ridge. The petroglyphs here are found as isolated elements, in small groups, and a few larger panels along a hundred meter section of the ridge. There is little to no super imposition of images.
Photo by Kevin Laub

Many of the petroglyphs are similar to those found at other Anasazi sites and are believed to have been made during Anasazi times. The images are found on the sides of boulders as well as across the boulder tops where the outer layers of sandstone are eroding away. Common elements include spirals, anthropomorphs, footprints- human and animal, blanket designs, species nonspecific quadrupeds, and sheep- square body and rounded. There are some bisected circles, dots and squiggles that may date from Archaic times and some abstract designs that may be of later Numic origin.
Photo by Kevin Laub

Returning to School? - What the Experts Say
• Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes. Norman Douglas
• Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and higher education positively fortifies it. Stephen Vizinczey
• Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. BF Skinner
• If little else, the brain is an educational toy. Tom Robbins
• America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. Evan Esar
• Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela
• Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself. John Dewey

Back to School:-Ten of The Best Funny, Clean Jokes and Thoughts
1. I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. - Mark Twain
2. My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I've endured over the past twenty-five years. - Paul Merton
3. I took a test in Existentialism. I left all the answers blank and got 100. - Woody Allen
4. My school was so tough the school newspaper had an obituary section. - Norm Crosby
5. Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
6. I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopaedia. Let them walk to school like I did. - Yogi Berra
7. In elementary school, in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from the smallest to the tallest. What is the logic? Do tall people burn slower? - Warren Hutcherson
8. You learn something every day if you pay attention. - Ray LeBlond
9. In youth we learn; in age we understand - Von Ebner-Eschenbach
10. If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. - Edgar W. Howe

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