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Sounds – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

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Aside music, which I will get into, the sounds I remember the most are water running near where we were camping, and Great Grandma singing while she cleaned, cooked, or knit. In Great Grandma’s car, we listened to Simon and Garfunkle or Charley Pride.  Great Grandma had real records (LP’s and 78′s.) I remember the album cover opened and we’d sing Primary song’s from church together. (The lyrics were printed.)

Music has always been a very big part of my life. Great Grandma taught me Jesus Loves Me before I could talk. Her favorite song, that she sang all the time was In The Garden..

I am a product of a 60′s teenager.  My mother was 17 when I was born. And divorcing.  My mother is a Hippie.  My young life, with my mother, was filled with 60′s and 70′s Rock ‘n Roll. Country Music was forbidden. I didn’t know who Elvis was until he died and I heard his name on the news.

When I was a teenager, in high school, I started going to Youth Dances and had my big introduction to a larger array of music genres.  It was the 1980′s.. where music was perfect!

It was still uncool in the 80′s to like Country Music if you were under the age of 50.  But I loved it.  Almost all of it.  Modern Country Music.

Alabama, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Kathy Mattea, Keith Whitley, Dwight Yoakam, The Judds, Steve Wariner..  I was a dancer.. I liked it all..

At the same time, I was a serious study nerd and I loved New Wave Music. I wore penny loafers!  I wore dress shirts with pink ties.

As we move into the 80′s and 90′s, we have Martika, Wilson Phillips, Richard Marx, Madonna, Men at Work, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Thompson Twins, Depeche Mode, Oingo Boingo, Culture Club, Madness, and more..

I’m lucky, today, to still hear a lot of this music. It cycles back through the generation of my children. Its on their Ipods and mp3 players.  Their likes are diverse and for that, I couldn’t have asked for more with music and dance.

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Donna June Crookston
b. 3 Jun 1931 in American Fork, Utah, Utah
d. 23 Nov 1991 in San Diego, San Diego, California

LDS Baptism: 12 Nov 1939
LDS Endowment: 24 Jul 1998 Hawai
LDS SP: 25 Jul 1998

SSN: 528-36-7100

married 30 March 1950 to John Herbert Smith (information unknown) in Bostonia, San Diego, California
One Living child: Kathy

married 13 July 1954 to Ralph Louis Fry (b. 27 Nov 1928 La Junto, Herfano, California d. 15 Feb 1990 El Cajon, San Diego, California f: Ralph Henry Fry b. 1901 m: Dessie Marguerite Holden b. 1906)
daughter: Donmara Lee Fry b. 28 July 1954 d. 22 Jun 1987 LDS Baptism: 18 Aug 1962
2 Living daughters: Cynthia and Joy

married 1971-1972 Donald Chance Willis (b. 21 Jun 1926 d. 2 Jun 2000)

Father: Robert Weeks Crookston b. 11 July 1909 in American Fork, Utah, Utah d. 26 Aug 1987 in American Fork, Utah, Utah
Mother: Wilma Hunter b 10 Apr 1912 in Alpine, Utah d. 30 Mar 1994 Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles, California

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