Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sisters: Lois Graham and Margaret Overson

Just posted this on Facebook and remembered to put it here as well...

Sisters. Lois Jarvis Graham and Margaret Jarvis Overson. They were fifteen years apart and lived in different states most of their lives in the days before inexpensive long-distance telephone calls and email, so they preserved their affectionate relationship through hand-written letters and very occasional visits. Margaret was a pioneer photographer in those days when women rarely had careers, and she was my grandpa Tanner's grandmother. Lois was a nurse educated by an LDS Relief Society program, and the mother of notable racer Athol Graham.

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Here's a little movie my son and I just watched about Athol Graham. Because of the differences in age between these two sisters, Athol's son Butch, featured in the film, was Grandpa Wallace Tanner's second cousin, but the age of his children. 

The film led to an interesting discussion about taking risks and living life to the fullest. Also, because of my son's age, we discussed some of the language used in the film. Due to thematic content, parents of small children would want to prescreen the film.

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