H. Duane Anderson
Here’s my honored Pappy, at his desk in the Mission President’s office at 3, rue de Lota, Paris XVI. His central workplace, from June, 1967, through January, 1969. No other place, I think, so fully captures his mortal experience, from the pinnacle of achievement and joy to the valley of despair. But we get ahead of ourself.

He appears, of course, in his proper central rôle throughout this account of my life and heritage. I’ll try to present a complete index to his images and references herein under several headings:
I. His partial but precious “Autobiography”, reproduced here in audio (click the link immediately below to hear his voice) and transcribed text (scroll down) formats:
Pappy’s Autobiography

II. The Section I’ve named “Pappy”, which translates into web-pages the sixty-five PowerPoint slides Brent assembled for Pappy’s hundredth-birthday party in 2013:
Brent’s presentation for Pappy’s hundredth-birthday gathering
At an amusement park
Bundled-up baby photo
Bundled-up baby photo
With white pigeons
On the Place de la Concorde, 1963
In his mother’s arms
The Anderson family on the porch, circa 1920
Francis, Clair, Duane, with fish and car
More baby pictures
Ruth, Clair, Duane
With dog
In a school group
Villains Three
Student—first in family to go to college
Coal barge
Snow College
Bruce Ellis, real BFF
MA mentor Gerrit de Jong
Employee: Salt Lake newspaper, Ogden Arsenal
Utah Woolen Mills
Californian…after 33 winters
Monster on the beach
Snow! Oy, Weh!!
Teacher: Price junior high
Teacher: San Bernardino Valley College
With students
Language lab
Various memories
Church leader: bishopric, stake presidency
Church leader: early morning seminary
Loved all things French
French Mission
French Mission
French Mission
French Mission
Azores, Madrid, Morocco, Lisbon
June 16, 1968
The Mission after The Accident
Sri Lanka
Kids in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Husband, Father, Grandfather, Patriarch
Wedding presents
Duane, Leola, Richard
Reading Kipling to Richard
Family shots
Family shots
Family shots
Family shots
Family shots
Family shots
Family shots
Family shots
Family shots
Family shots
Professorial portraits
Well done, good and faithful Pappy
III. His mentions in Mammy’s centenary Gedenkschrift incorporated herein as the Section I’ve named “Mammy”:
Opening wedding presents
Mrs H Duane Anderson
Mr and Mrs H Duane Anderson
Mr and Mrs H Duane Anderson
Mr and Mrs H Duane Anderson, in London
Mr and Mrs H Duane Anderson
Christmas 1941
Christmas 1948
Christmas 1957
Christmas 1958
With Brent at Manti
At Manti Temple for Brent’s endowment
The Andersons
Family Portraits
Andersons and Turkeys
Anderson Generations
Temple Garden
Friends Still: the Ellises
With Ords and Babbs at table
With Babbs and Seelys at table
In Victoria, BC
Mount Vernon
Hyde Park
John Harvard; Constitution
Christmas in Paris
Turning over the keys
Effective presiding officer
At Chambord, in Citroën, at Christmas, 1967
Final Scenes
Rode shotgun in The Accident
Badly injured; returned to the States for surgery
IV. His frequent images, memorable quotations, and other mentions in my personal history incorporated herein as the Section named “Such A Life”, and occasionally in other Sections:
Married to Leola Seely, of our Lexington Munroe line
Used to say “in due time”
Wedding presents
Parents & grandparents by the fire in Price
Among Seelys, Christmas 1941
Mad Seelys and Spouses
Mad Seelys in San Bernardino
Mad Seelys—Final Assemblies
1946: Teaching job in California
Pappy’s beautiful baby-photography
In Ogden
In Price
In Sunset
Treasured his big Speed Graphic camera
Experimented with backlighting
Christmas 1940 in Price, by the fire
Parents and grandparents by the fire in Price
Christmas card, 1941
Among Seelys, Christmas 1941
Eschewed and objurgated Bolshevism
Second Christmas card, 1942
Worked at Ogden Arsenal
Composed my 4th-birthday portrait
A year later…
Chief Family Punster
Named “Sunken Heights”
Chose San Bernardino
35-mm enthusiast
Professional photographer
Took us to his office
Academic regalia
First college student in his family
Master’s degree in German
On the hearth in academic robes
Fez, Christmas morning
Helped him install kitchen tile
Illustrated language instruction with his photos
Loved gadgets
Took photos for vocabulary exercises
Disconsolate in snow
Forlorn in snowy driveway
Loved Pontiacs
Checking snowy oranges
Worried about snowy oranges
Lord of the manor
By the bookcase
Three generations
“Declining Chair”
Pappy’s Corner
Valerie treasures his writing-board
Folks, Brent, Carters, Seelys Nuclear crew
Patriarchal Four
With Valerie, lemons, snow
Hanging out the wash
Christmas Greetings, 1946
Photographic Christmas card series
Christmas Greetings, 1947
Christmas Greetings, 1948
Christmas Greetings, 1949-1950
Christmas Greetings, 1951
Christmas Greetings, 1952-3
Christmas Greetings, 1954-55
Christmas Greetings, 1956
Christmas Greetings, 1957
Christmas Greetings, 1958
Christmas Greetings, 1959
Christmas Greetings, 1960
Christmas Greetings, 1961
“In due time…”
Christmas Greetings, 1962
Christmas Greetings, 1963
Christmas Greetings, 1964
Christmas Greetings, 1965
Badminton, Pontiac
Had Bébé painted red
Gave us Brigitte
In Hesperus caravan
Took “Jumpin’ Pinky ” photo
Local intelligentsia
Very much academically-oriented
Steered me to Al Guhin for insurance when I got Hesperus
“Andy”, to close friends
Played tennis
Shutterbugged at my high school graduation
Counselor to Stake President Hansen
Ordained me a deacon, 1953
…a teacher, 1955
…a priest, 1957
In Seminary class photo
Signed Seminary report card as parent
In Church Education organization chart
Seminary supervisor
Took us to USC for Seminary meetings
“A lot of love happened there”
Caught us in Victorville
Encouraged me to learn to type
Ordained me to all Priesthood offices but one
Big-time Francophile
Delighted at my French Mission call
First college student in his family
Hadn’t served as a missionary
At Bern Temple
Finally came to Paris in Jun 63
Finally got to Paris while I was there
In the Alps
On Place de la Concorde. Really.
With tour bus group
Housed and transported by Chang’s kindness
In the Catacombs: “Alas, poor Yorick”
Sent Mitt & me to Belgium
Traveled with me to Liège Youth Conference
Amused by “petit précipice pittoresque,”
Visited Flenghis in Luxembourg
Fall 1968: Hosted happy sequel to 1963 Auxiliary disaster
Hosted visit of auxiliary leaders
Remembered in Bern 1 Mar 64
Witnessed our sealing
Came to our wedding; thought we were rushing it
Witnessed our marriage
In our reception line
Would have been distressed if we’d eloped
Worried about our finances
Had us pick up Gaby and drive her home
Gave us Brigitte
Gave us Polaroid camera
Four patriarchal generations
Stayed out of dispute between Mammy and me
Got haircuts from George Robinson
Showing off Rick in San Diego
Tickled to find KFC in Dakota
With baby Rick on Sycamore Sidewalk
Insisted Rick dress as a missionary
Got out to see the pretty
Came to our first Belmont Christmas
Sang in Louisburg Square
Old Ironsides
Kvelled at Faculty Club
At the airport
On Their Way to Paris
Shot in black-and-white
French grateful for him
Presidential Pappy
Chose Citroën over Mercedes
Injured in accident
Returned to States for surgery
Appended entries to Mammy’s journal
Came to Belmont for our first Christmas there
Pleaded not to be released
Reassured Pau people
With Mammy, at the airport
Added Tricolore to presidential desk
Posed with departing Harts
With Mammy, flowers
With Mammy, Hunters, Christiane Lebon
at Keukenhof, in deck of a ship in Norway
Again, with Hunters and Mammy, in Bordeaux
Impressed with the Pyrenees
On camel, in Morocco
Received Bombinette
Recorded May riots
Call from Pau
Rode shotgun in Bombinette
We agreed to go back with him
Completed Mammy’s journal
Released January 1969
Lonely without Mammy
Mammy urged remarriage
Assigned me to coach local leaders
Appended entries to Mammy’s journal
Wrote personal release letter to Valerie
Assigned me as his principal traveling companion
Pappy on the Pavés
Took us to District and Zone conferences
Hosted auxiliary gathering
In Limoges
Favorite Mitt story
Read Scrooge
Loved missionaries, and vice versa
Captured Winders in Blue Room
Favored us in garlic kerfuffle
composed informal Christmas letter
Hadn’t started his dessert
In front of Boulangerie - Patisserie
Set up Rick piano shot
“Hang eet een your ear!”
Hit hard by news of missionary accident
Opened Bayonne, Biarritz, Pau
With Mammy on the beach at Biarritz
With Mammy at Bordeaux conference
On a megalith in Carnac
With missionaries and Bombinette in Limoges
Took us to Spain twice
Responsible for Iberia and North Africa
Returned for the sake of the people in Pau
Toured with Waverley Root
Beholding the Poitiers skyline
Moved to Olivewood Lane
Disposed of the 16th Street homestead; moved to Olivewood Lane Proud of his roses
Christmas, 1971
Mammy urged remarriage
Provo Senior Singles
In Oakland for Brent’s and Janet’s marriage
At Taits’
In Provo for graduation
Decided we should get Brunnhilde
In Cambridge for my Harvard Commencement
Bedroom ornament
In Arlington to meet Timbaloo
At marriage of Scott & Ruth
Ordained me a High Priest
At marriage of Scott & Ruth
Patriarchal blessings on way home
Rick’s string playing ran a bit folky for him
Contributed Harvard Classics to our shelves
Worried about guitar-playing Brent’s politics
Called Brent & Janet “The Bwumet“
Called on mission to Sri Lanka
Joined Rotary
Called on mission to Sri Lanka
Four-generation gathering in Batesville
With Norma in Boston
With Norma and Justin in the parlor
At Debbie’s graduation
“Good night, Pappy” (1913-1995)
Bequeathed me generalized cravatophobia
First of his family to attend college
Also bequeathed a loathing of dancing
In Leroy Robertson’s household
Paid college tuition with coal
Referred to “our team”
Left a fragmentary personal history
Opened wedding presents, 1936
Bwumet Reception
Neighbor to Curt Allen’s folks
Not thrilled with snow in Sunset
Generational Portraits
Christmas in Sunset, 1965
Holidays in Sunset
Thanksgiving in Sunset, 1963
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