October 2003 Archives

Matt's kids

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I don't know about the rest of you, but I would love to see some photos of Matt's kids on this site. Hey Matt, don't you have a new digital camera?

Addyson in the Fall

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This is Addyson at four months.


Luke Looks Good

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Just wanted to give you all a chance to see how chubby and adorable Luke is getting. He will be two months old next week. We love and miss you all. Come see us whenever you can!!!

He lives

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Rachael, I am alive! Will you come visit my house? You can come anytime you want.

My Name is....

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Dad, I would like you to meet my son Harker. He was born 28 months ago and he spent over a month at your house about a month ago. Remember, you used to take him outside to play, he made you watch that Barney's manners show a million times, and you complained you had to ride in the car with him after he lost his lunch? Remember? Remember how he learned to say Grandpa right before we left? Remember? I only have two kids Dad. Sniff...I know..I know.. you are getting old. I know. I still love ya Dad.

Fully Mobile

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My little baby is all over the place! He is having a blast rolling and crawling around the house. I spend all day picking things up off the floor and vacuuming. It would be a little easier if Harker did not like to decorate the floor so much.

Grandma attacked by mongoose!

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I am sorry to report that a mongoose attacked Neva the other day. We were in the county seat, perusing a mercantile store when I made the mistake of letting the proprietor know Neva was an animal lover, whereupon he invited her to watch him feed his mongoose. He led her to the rear of the store and proceeded to put on a pair of gloves. The varmint was enclosed in a chicken wire/wood cage, and seemed to be napping in the rear. The man knocked on the cage to wake the creature up, when the door suddenly came open and the beast came flying thorough the air, directly at my poor wife. The victim (Neva, not the mongoose) gave out a scream and darted behind me (up until that time I was not aware that a woman could move faster than a mongoose). As you might have guessed, it was all a cruel joke and the only real danger was that I almost died laughing.

'Great Escape' PoWs shot on Hitler's orders

Richard Norton-Taylor
Thursday April 20, 2000
The Guardian

The execution of 50 allied prisoners of war, most of them British, in 1944 - immortalised by the film the Great Escape - was personally ordered by Hitler against objections from senior officers in the German army, according to MI5 documents released today at the public record office.

They contain a graphic account of how Hitler and key figures in his high command, including Hermann Göering, head of the Luftwaffe, Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, and Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel ordered the captured escapers to be shot, dismissing out of hand suggestions it would be in breach of the Geneva convention.

Interrogated by British intelligence officers after the war, General Major Adolf Westhoff, the German officer responsible for prisoner welfare in the camps, described how an "excited and nervous" Keitel summoned him after the break-out of prisoners - including 76 RAF officers - from Stalag Luft III on the Polish-German border in March 1944.


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Does anyone know if Dan is still alive?

Fourth Grade

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Fourth grade isn't as hard as I thouht it would be. My teacher's name is Mrs.Faubion room 22. We have done a little bit of algerbra ,we only get one recess everybody below gets two. One thing that's good is gym class,we do more games than exersizes unlike third grade which they do much more exersizes than games. And that's most of the things that I know about fourth grade.

BYU Homecoming

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The fact BYU was creamed by Colorado Thursday night did not keep us from attending the annual Homecoming parade this morning. It was lots of fun as it is always such a high energy parade. Not to mention that we always make out like bandits. Brad always yells and cheers and the people love him so they give him all the goods. Last year the Pepsi truck was giving out cans of soda and Brad got so into it they gave him a whole 12 pack. It also helps that he is so tall that he can catch all the stuff as it comes flying through the air (that proved usefull when they started launching t-shirts from an air cannon). And when the Brick Oven was throwing pizza boxes with gift certificates inside, no one around was going to challenge the big guy for it. Brad also coached Harker on how to smile and cheer and then hurry to pick up all the candy and stash it away so he would look needy for the next float.
My favorite part was when Harker ran out into the street when the Black Student Union was doing a cheer. I didn't even know BYU had a Black Student Union. The sad part was that half of them were white!

In our last episode, brothers John and Matthew took to the streets of Chicago in a brilliant if misguided 26.2 mile struggle for glory. Still heady from victory, and not the kind to rest on their laurels, the brothers solemnly resolved to meet the following year in St. George Utah to re-live the dream. In medicine, the term “folie á deux” is used to describe the phenomenon of two or more persons sharing the same delusion. In the Westhoff family, it is called “Marathon.”

Seven Years of Zachary

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Zach turned seven today--we had a party for him immediately after school, inviting neighborhood friends and a couple others from church. The birthday boy was particularly pleased to get two new video games from Grandma & Grandpa Westhoff.

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