Honoring our Forefathers and Foremothers
Today we are happy to be honoring our fathers and mothers with the #LightTheWorld campaign. The kids in our family not only gave their parents a big hug today, they’ve also been thinking about their forefathers and foremothers. When asked “which of your ancestors made a difference in the world?” … these are their responses:
NATHAN: Daniel Buckley Funk made a difference. He created the beautiful recreational park “Funks Lake” (aka Palisade State Park) where our family likes to go camping.
BECCA: Ann Jane McCowan made a difference. I am amazed by her pioneer stories and the fact that she was a hard worker even after she went completely blind.
SAM: Harvey Ralph Hansen made a difference. He decided to built a rest home and took very good care of the people that lived there.
OWEN: Owen Lee Allphin made a difference. I like how he was an optometrist and jewelry store owner. I’m named after him!
As you can see, these ancestors have made a difference in OUR world … our family’s world. We love their stories. We think they’re amazing and we are so very grateful for the lives they led!