Friday, March 4, 2011

Look what the McKs found!

This is so amazing to me!

The McKs found David O. McKay's grave

 Not that it was lost or anything, but I have never seen it.

David O. McKay was the prophet and president of our church throughout my growing up years. 

I remember so many of his quotes, like this one:
“No other success can compensate for failure in the home.” 

Sweet McKenna
It seems like her name should be right there along side McKay's!

Cousin Jake and Katie were with them, and look what they found.
President Hinckley and his wife's grave!

Love these pictures!

So I don't know Utah.... is this street nearby the cemetery?

Have you seen any of these graves?
I am totally fascinated by them. 
Thank you SO MUCH McKenna for sending them to me!

And thank you Jake and Katie for taking the McKs to SLC that day to pick up their bed! 


Karen Mortensen said...

The cemetery is up on the avenues.M I think. My mother grew up on the avenues. It is a great cemetery. I have some relatives up there.
The last photo is in downtown Salt Lake. Not sure what street. Maybe South Temple. My mom would know for sure.
All these pictures make me homesick. I think of that area of Salt Lake as home.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Every time I see a photo of McKenna I think she's my Lindsay!

Dad and Susan said...

It's neat to see cousins being close. Loved the pictures. So interesting to see the headstones. Our prophets (and their wives) live on, in us, through their words. Love, Dad and Susan

Sue said...

I have not seen them! And thanks for the photos.

I'm fascinated.

Now I want to go there.


cristie said...

this cemetery is filled with pioneer history. you would love to visit this. we take the youth of our ward and stake there to visit graves of faithful saints. xox

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Glad I stopped by tonight this is a very interesting post.
Hope you are doing well

Heather said...

That is so cool! I love the picture of the temple with the sunset behind it...

We miss the Mc's, great to see their smiling faces on your blog!

Anonymous said...

Tyler is lucky that Ezra Taft Benson was not the president when he was born. Although Ezra Heasley has a certain ring to it.


Amy Nielson said...

Oh this picture brings back memories!! I used to live on this street and saw this each morning as I walked from my apartment across the street to LDS Business College (which has now moved). It was a great place to live. And yes there is a cemetery down this street (1st avenue) closer to the temple, but I dont know if that is where those graves are or not.