Monday, September 22, 2014

Family Heirlooms

The other day at my Daughters of Utah Pioneers meeting we were challenged by the teacher to take photos of family HEIRLOOMS, then write up a short description of what they are to share with our family. I decided to take a photo of my Dad's bible that was given to Stanley Harold Vernon by his mother Mildred Stevens Vernon sometime after his marriage in 1936, and before his death in 1945 at age 28.

This is a King James version of the Holy Bible printed in 1926.
It is filled with beautiful black and white illustrations with Christ's words in red. 
Color illustrations of biblical prophets are included.
Interesting historical maps of the region add to its usefulness.
Tabs and footnotes showing changes in the original translation are intriguing.
Priceless is my grandmother Mildred Vernon's handwriting.
Complete with genealogy information on my Dad's ancestors & his family.
My mother told me that my father read the bible from cover to cover before his unexpected death in an airplane accident in 1945. Although not a church goer, he was interested in this special book. May his example motivate his grandchildren and descendants to treasure the word of God and look forward to a great reunion one day on the other side.

My Dad, Mom and I were sealed together
as an eternal family in the Mt. Timpanogos
LDS temple on Jan 15, 2008.

2 comments:

Linda Kay said...

Lin, that is really a treasure, and so sorry that you dad passed at such an early age. I have a German Bible and a Danish Bible from either side of the family.

Kay said...

I wish you could have had your dad longer, but I'm glad you have this treasure to remember him by.