The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion

The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion
These kids know how to have fun!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Rough Rock Writers and other 2009 Books

Steve and I decided to pull together a collection of poems which we had written over the past 50 years, and then we branched out and included things the kids had written as well.  

   It was quite a detective hunt finding everything, but since we're both such hoarders, we actually ended up with quite a lot of poems.  There were 110 poems, filling 70 pages.  I also included some art work and photos.  We hope this will encourage the next generation to write, we know they have the talent and creativity to do it.  Hopefully, we made enough copies to give one to each grandchild when they turn 8 years old.

It turned into quite an extensive project by the time we finished up.  I used PageMaker to do the layout, then converted each page to .pdf files, then sent them via e-mail to the printers in Provo.  We published it with the Cougar Press at BYU.  They were wonderful to work with.  
Back cover with more shots of the Trail of
the Ancients Hike to The Citidel in 2006

Inside cover with 2009 reunion picture

Another printing project this year was this little book of winter scenes celebrating the great winter Blanding was blessed with.  I designed and printed it with Shutterfly.  It had 25 pages.

We hope the family has enjoyed reading and looking at these as much as we have.

Our first publishing project in 2009 was the Ganado Branch History.  We wrote about it in our mission history....It was a huge task, but one we were happy about.

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