Elizabeth Duncan Porter: Heroine of the American Revolution

Elizabeth was born to Thomas and Elizabeth Duncan at Lancaster Pennsylvania in 1750. The Duncans were born in Scotland, moved to Ireland and then to the British colonies in America. They settled in Lancaster, which is known in modern times for the Amish community and lush green farms and hillsides. Elizabeth enjoyed growing up in the beautiful countryside of Pennsylvania. […]

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty-never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Winston Churchill.  “Pilgrims, Patriots and Pioneers” Honoring the Builders of our Nation Wednesday, June 25th at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Kim Power […]

Prairie Princesses and Pioneers

I’m working on a  Prairie Princess Pioneer Heritage  party for the ladies at church.  Many of our ancestors trekked to Utah on foot from Illinois after being forced from their homes and farms by lawless mobs.  They packed up all of their belongings, their families and provisions and the hiked over a 1,000 miles to the middle of nowhere to […]

A Father’s Day Chat

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to our favorite hero! Here’s a questionnaire to find out a little bit more about Dad, his dreams and history. You might want to ask your grandpas and uncles too! ALL ABOUT DAD Some of your favorite thingsWhat you loved to do with your Mom…Your DadYour favorite relatives (and why)Values your family instilled in youFavorite childhood activitiesFamily tripsBooks you lovedWho were […]

Happy Father’s Day

Larry Karl Layton This is a tribute is to my larger-than-life, very first hero; my handsome dad. He served his country as a soldier during the Korean War (he was a rocket scientist), served the children of Oceanside as an educator; and when he retired, served the students of China as an English teacher.  To me, he stands for the […]

A D-Day Tribute

Thank you to the American soldiers and the Allied forces who sacrificed to push back the tide of evil at the shores of Normandy 70 years ago today. “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty-never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield […]

Summer Catering

Welcome McClatchy News Readers! And thank you to delightful Erin Davis for including my comments in your summer catering piece today in 20 newspapers in 12 states nationwide. http://www.sacbee.com/2014/06/05/6460100/ultimate-summer-catering-guide.html It’s almost time! Join host Kim Power Stilson and me for a patriotic program on BYU Sirius XM Radio 143 Wednesday, June 24 at 1:30 p.m. Mountain  Planning ahead for Halloween […]