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May 5, 2006 - HayPatch, UT - Happy Cinco De Mayo! In a year where immigration illegal and otherwise has come under much debate, it was a good time to celebrate the culture of many of these immigrants with a little impromptu party full of salsa and good cheer.

Oh, and not just the adults had fun. Check out Benjamin in this sweet video!


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May 20, 2006 - HayPatch, UT - Flowers have come gone and others have come to take their place. Spring filled the HayPatch with plenty of tulips, daffodils and crocus. Coming quickly on their heels, is a bumper crop of Iris. Just three of at least ten varieties are shown above.



News in Brief

May 20, 2006 - Near HayPatch, UT - Spring bought much rain and mild temperatures -- perfect weather for digging and more digging...and even more digging. Ivan has had a really good year digging in Utah and in Nevada. Digging with his friend Rick, he's found several outhouse holes in ghost towns that were thought to have been dug out. While those holes didn't produce a lot, they had a great time digging. If they could just figure out how to use sunscreen, they'd be better off. So far, the best find was a UPRR lock that sold recently on eBay for over $250.

We've also been digging in the downtown areas of Salt Lake and Ogden. We found a few good hutch soda bottles and miscellaneous drugstore bottles too.

All in all, a good year for the thrill of the hunt!

May 20, 2006 - Frisco, UT - Ivan and Catherine made it back to Frisco to see the cemetery. That was one section of town that the had missed during their previous visits. What was surprising was the number of baby graves. Winters were very harsh in this notorious Utah ghost town.


Photos missing! aaack!


May 20, 2006 - HayPatch, UT - Several weeks ago, Natalie and Steve Gilbert welcomed their new one, Colton, to the HayPatch. In an embarrassing situation, the HayPatch staff has not acquired photos of the wee one although reports have come in stating that he's one of the most precious babes! Congratulations to Nat & Steve!
May 20, 2006 - HayPatch, UT - Very brief...Catherine finished her first quilt...ever! Bells rang out around town in honor of the final snip.

May 20, 2006 - Frisco, UT -  Also very brief, as these sheep were on the main page for several months. Much too much exposure, even if though they're much cuter than Britney Spears. That being said, they've had an offspring! The cutest little lamb ever. And that's not journalistic exaggeration. Really.
May 20, 2006 - Near HayPatch, UT - Fearing that the desert area known to hold the famous "Geode bed" was to close, Ivan and Andrea traveled once again to find the elusive hollow rocks. They returned with a Jeep full of specimens and fairly decent sunburns. 

Photos missing! aaack!


May 20, 2006 - Near HayPatch, UT - Another major event happened near the HayPatch that wasn't covered by the HayPatch staff photographers -- Charles married his sweetheart Eliza on March 11. The invitation to the wedding was classy, unique and very stylish and is still being mentioned in all of the Oakeson circles. Not to be outdone by the invitation, the reception at the clubhouse at Thanksgiving Point was understated elegant. The bride and groom looked maaaahvelous!
May 20, 2006 - HayPatch, UT - Early in May, Erin spent many, many hours studying for her national licensure exam. The HayPatch staff is happy to report that she passed and is now legal to perform massages!


Photos missing! aaack!



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