We Greet the Golden Morning

mom as young woman

Robert Wallace Blair was raised with one sister (Carolyn) and many animals—including this horse, Jupiter, and a dog, Trixy, who would follow the boy on his horse to uncharted territory in Santa Barbara, California.He had a gift for language and a hunger for faith, and united both in his LDS mission to Finland from 1951-1954. Upon his return, he attended the largest marriage academy on earth: Brigham Young University.Julia Gay Groberg was a musician, an actress, and often described as a “ … [Read more...]

I Broke Down at the Veil

blair wedding

In this post, I'm going to include something I wrote for By Common Consent in November, when my father made his last trip to the temple to be with my niece, Amber, his granddaughter, who was being endowed.  It was miraculous that Dad was able to attend.  Another niece of mine, Kristen, will be endowed on Friday, but we will not get the miracle this time.  Dad is not up to it.We talked last night, Dad and I, for a couple of hours.  That was remarkable, because he is usually too tired for much … [Read more...]


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