Friday, July 11, 2008


Anything that tastes this good can't be good for you. Max introduced us to "The Frisco Burger" that Miyauchu's Snack Bar serves. It is located down by the Marina. A normal persons allotment should be no more than 1 a month. We already had 2 this week. That means we can't have another one until August. My half is sitting on my lap-- it's not going anywhere-- then why didn't I wait to take a bit until after I took the picture. It was taking too long to get the lens cap off and it was just sitting there--waiting.
It is made of 2 slices of Sourdough bread- grilled on both sides in butter, lard, something really yummy and then a thin hamburger pattie, lots of pickles, big slice of tomato, crisp lettuce leaf and a special sauce (I think its just mayo and ketchup) but so good.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


In the 1890's Grand County had only four log and two frame schoolhouses. The total of 59 pupils and five female teachers in 1890 increased to 123 pupils and 14 teachers, six of them men, in 1899.

Teachers were usually boarded at ranches, riding each morning on borrowed, often unproven horses to their schoolrooms. Their salary: $40.00 per month.

School was not held every year in Grand Lake. Sufficient taxes could not be raised to pay a teacher. The school year was generally April through October.

The first school in Grand Lake was in the east room of the Grand Central Hotel. Twenty-four pupils of varying sizes and ages were in this first class.

The first school house in Grand Lake was built in 1910 and remained a one-teacher school until 1935.

Although out-of-door church services were held in 1879, by 1892 Grand Lake still had no established, regularly attended church. First building used exclusively for a church was erected in 1896. Services were irregularly held in summers only.

Rules for Teachers Circa 1872

1. Teachers each day will fill lamps and clean chimneys.

2. Each teacher will bring a bucket of water and a scuttle of coal for the days session.

3. Make your pens carefully. You may whittle nibs to the individual taste of the pupils.

4. Men teachers may take off one evening a week for courting purposes, or two evenings a week if they go to church regularly.

5. After ten hours in school, the teacher may spend the remaining time reading the Bible or other good books.

6. Women teachers who marry or engage in other unseemly conduct, will be dismissed.

7. Every teacher should lay aside from his pay a good sum of his earnings for his benefit for his declining years so that he will not be a burden on society.

8. Any teacher who smokes, uses liquor in any form, frequents pool or public halls, or gets shaved in a barber shop, will give good reason to suspect his worth, intention,m integrity and honesty.

9. The teacher who performs his labors faithfully and without fault for five years, will be given an increase of 25 cents per week in his pay, providing the Board of Education approves.
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Monday, July 7, 2008


My Dad and his family are legendary fisherman. This picture was taken in 1934 with a "small"
catch. I'm sure they were caught either on the Provo River or at Strawberry(My cute Aunt called me yesterday and told me she's pretty sure this photo was taken on a trip to Yellowstone in the mid 30's, Thanks Antie, love you). As a small child
the only place I remember fishing was Strawberry, a large lake in the Wasatch Mountains. In the summer it is hot and there are "No" trees in my child mind closer than a mile to the water.
Most extended family reunions are still held there. I don't go. But I love this picture and
I love the taste of mountain trout. My Mom would bottle fish in a pressure cooker and the bones would dissolve and they tasted like salmon. My Dad and Uncle Shirl loved to ice fish right up until the week he passed away.
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