Anderson Grandparents

Francis Emmanuel Anderson
& Anna Eloese Poulsen
Fifty years since their Salt Lake Temple marriage on 5 June 1912. Numerous descendants gathered to observe the occasion with Grandma and Grandpa Anderson.
Golden Anniversary
Pappy and Mammy flank the group, with Valerie, the Dunaways (Scott emulating our grandparents’ solemnity), Clair, David (by Pappy), Sharon (by Grandma), Clair’s second wife Donna, and four of their daughters. I was away in France.
A few years earlier (1956, we think, as part of a big after-Church photo-shoot), we actually managed to get Grandma and Grandpa to come close to smiling for the photographer. Never quite understood the cultural imperative that moved many of their generation to persist in such deadpan behavior, in front of the lens. Nobody who knew them thought of them as sourpusses: away from cameras, happy faces were the order of every day.

A younger version of Grandpa and Grandma. That’s either Francis or Pappy in Grandma’s arms. Looks like other baby pictures that we think depict Pappy, but nobody these days can tell us for sure.
Andersons and Turkeys
At the Airport
Sunset, 1957
San Bernardino, 1956
Family Portraits
Golden Andersons
Anderson Generations
Temple Garden
Here and there
Hawaii
Ogden, meeting Rick
Parents & grandparents by the fire in Price
Told “Sneaky Pete” story
Gave me a silver dollar for 1st birthday
Christmas morning
By the fireplace
By the bookcase
Three generations, in San Bernardino
Nuclear crew
Patriarchal Four Badminton, Pontiac
Favored Pontiacs
With Scott, Brent, Marilyn
Sold me Hesperus
Came to our wedding
Patriarchal Four
In Ogden, with Rick, 1966
Seeing the folks off, 1967
Pappy at their house after the accident
At the Taits’
In Cambridge for my Harvard Commencement
Visibly tickled at Book Award reception
In Ogden, with great-grandkids
Grandma’s ninetieth birthday!
Four-generation gathering
Four-generation gathering
With Rick and Chris
With Cyndi and Debbie
With Rebecca and Justin
Solo portrait
Out of focus
1983—Reunion in Batesville
Grandma died 17 October 1986, aged 95
Grandma had been staying with Ruth and Jim
Remembered by Debbie with a piano composition, “Eloese”

Grandma supported family in Depression
by cooking for miners


Paid for Pappy’s college with coal
Christmas in Sunset, 1965
Holidays in Sunset
Loved roses
Thanksgiving in Sunset, 1963
Thanksgiving in Sunset
Three generations, in Sunset
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