Corbett Family News

Keeping up to date with the descendents of Don C and Marion K Corbett.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Old Familiar Places

The trip Mom, Jeff, Ross, and I took to Texas back in July was a great time to reconnect. And not only with people, but places.

It has been decades since these homes, church houses, and other places ceased playing any direct role in our lives, but it still meant a lot to be able to stand on my two feet in front of them, walk across their green lawns, and breathe the air of those places...again.

They have all changed, and some have passed away.

4915 Love Road El Paso, TX.

6639 Country Club Circle Dallas, TX

Former site of the Turtle Creek L.D.S. Chapel, Turtle Creek Blvd Dallas, TX.

The Turtle Creek Chapel parking lot now...

...and then.

The Turtle Creek building. I scanned this from an old Sunday School program dated September 7, 1969. Back in the days when Sunday School was in the morning and Sacrament mtg. was in the afternoon. Looking at the above photo, my best estimation of the vantage point for the program photo would be at the treeline in the center of the photo, maybe a little left, and aiming towards you.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Then, Now, and Tommorrow

Well family, I am feeling a little disbelief that, having looked forward to the reunion for so long, it is in the past. It was a reconnection which required being in the midst of it and experiencing it to fully realize how much I'd been needing it. I had a wonderful time seeing everyone.
If I had borne my testimony friday night I would have expressed my gratitude at having the family I do - both immediate and extended. Considering the world in which we live, the knowledge that one has family out there - despite being far away in some cases, or not seen too often - means so much.
Anyway, the top of the two photos above was taken at the Stan & Joanne Taylor household in Dallas, Texas about thirty years ago. The one beneath it was taken at the Mark & Anne Marie Eisele household in Lindon, Utah about three days ago.

May the following and many other photos be re-enacted in the reunions to come (hopefully sooner than fifteen years).

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Where is everybody?

Here's where we are!

Just a little map I put together to give everyone an idea of where the various Corbett families are located in the U.S. and Canada.

Click on the image to enlarge.

Monday, July 17, 2006

One giant step for the committee. One giant leap for the Corbett Family...

We found a place!

I've sent an email to everyone, but wanted to post some of the same information on the blog as well as an image of the suite.

We'll be making reservations at the Westgate Resort in Park City, Utah. the week of July 24th, 2007 (pending quantity and availability).

Click on the image to enlarge.

Here is the website address:

Check your email for more detailed information about the suite and other important information about what to submit to Anne Marie.

Please contact Anne Marie or Amy Ritchie for questions or reservations etc... (Anne Marie is out of town this week - returning Friday).


Monday, July 10, 2006

Name These Cousins...

We are only guessing, but we think this picture was taken back in 1977. It was immediately following a conference of the five-some to plan a reunion 30 years in the future. They are so excited because the big event is only a year away! Don't let them down - plan to attend! How can you deny these cute little faces? By the way, who ARE these kids?

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Links to other family Blogs

Corbett Family News
So I was able to add the links, but they show up in a weird spot. I'll work on putting them in a more logical spot on the site, but for now you'll have to scroll down under "Recent Posts". Hey, I'm proud of myself for sort of figuring it out!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Our Little Clayton

Here is a new photo of Clayton, 9 months. We, of course, think he is as cute as a button. He is turning into a fun little person and it is so fun to watch. He is very active and loves to climb the stairs, climb into the dishwasher or pull the dishes out when I am trying to fill it and in general get into anything available. He has his first big scrap on his forehead, due to him "discovering" his sisters drawer was pulled out and he decided to finish the process. He fortunatly was/is clueless to what his head looks like and hardly cried at all. We just had a lot of explaining to do at Sacrament meeting. At least it happend AFTER his photo was taken. :-)

Last week Erin added a new word to her vocabulary. The word is Blog! The first time she used it I asked her what it meant and she said "it means I don't know what to say, so I say Blog". Since then she has used it several times. Just goes to show she listens to every word I say.

Hope everyone is having a great Fourth of July! We are enjoying spending time together at home and I am working on finishing my scrapbook from when we went to Utah in 2003. Figured if we are going to go again next year I should at least try to get the scrapbook finished from the last time we went.