garychristensen
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February 08, 2016
My Grandmother lived in a small, green house just southeast of the old Catholic Church. I have fond memories of playing like I was riding a horse and other things in the (then) empty lot where the new Church building is. At that time, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, there was mostly just weeds, but a well-worn path curving from just south of the Church to just west of Grandmother's house. I don't think people wanted to walk south to the corner and then turn east. I never went into the Church, but it always a landmark to me in Monticello. I showed it my and children on trips to or through Monticello. I still have relatives there in Monticello and I feel like I have arrived to my second home when I get to Monticello. I think that Gina in your newspaper staff photo on this site is my cousin. I couldn't tell from the photo which one was her. The list of names and caption wasn't too clear on rows and the rows were not to straight to make it clear. But, it was her first name and maiden name. I will make sure to at least drive by and look at the new Catholic Church building. I wish I could have seen the old one again before it was demolished. Anyway, it was fun for me to "run across" this picture and article in my web surfing. Gary Christensen, Layton, UT.
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