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Felix master 1991-2000

  1. 1. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 • Garrett Born • Elk Feeding • Bessie Passes •Arizona Trip • House Trailer Moved • Chanda’s Wedding • Hawaii • Winters in Arizona •Alaska • Chase Born • Stacy’s Wedding • Tim e in Wyom ing Winter • Felix’s 80th Birthday • Wesley Born • Melanie’s Wedding • Kailey Born • Gladys and Felix in Arizona • Move Another Trailer To Ranch
  2. 2. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 World Events President: George Bush, Bill Clinton (1993) Vice President: Dan Quayle, Al Gore (1993) Population: 249,438,712 (1990) Postage Stamp: $0.25 Unemployment: 5.6% (1990) Average US Annual Salary: $26,412 Teachers $39,580 •Hubble Space Telescope is launched (1990) •X rating replaced by NC-17 (no children under 17) (1990) •Gopher, the first user-friendly internet interface named after U of MN mascot (1991) •First transpacific hot-air balloon flight Japan to Canada 6,700 miles (1991) •Persian Gulf War – “Desert Storm” – Jan16-Feb28 (1991) •US forces leave Philippines ending nearly a century of military presence (1992) •Bombing of World Trade Center – five arrested another sought (1993) •NAFTA – North American Free Trade Agreement approved (1993) •Clinton orders missile attack against Iraq in retaliation for plot to kill President Bush (1993) •O.J. Simpson arrested charged with killing his wife and a friend (1994) •White House launches Web page and “spamming” becomes a word (1994) •Oklahoma City federal building bombed killing 186 people (1995) •44% of US households own a personal computer, 45 million worldwide use Internet (1996) •US shuttle joins Russian space station (1997) •Bill Clinton accused in White House sex scandal (1998) •Columbine High School shooting in Colorado leaves 14 students and 1 teacher dead (1999) 2
  3. 3. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Garrett On February 24, 1990 Garrett Nathaniel Sammons joined the Steve Sammons family. He was great grandchild number two for Bessie and Felix. He was born in Eli Segundo, California. “Rub-a-dub-dub, Two Men In ATub” Steve, Garrett, Grandpa Sam m ons, Blair, Uncle Stacy visiting Gam m y & Grandpa Sam m ons in A arillo, TX m 3
  4. 4. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Feeding the Elk In March 1990 Stacy moved back to Texas from Oregon and stopped to visit his Grandpa and Grandma Hoff in Firth, Idaho. Grandpa took him over to Jackson, Wyoming to feed Elk on the reserve with family friends, the Lynns. They are using the gun to im m unize the anim al. It also leaves a paint m ark to show which ones have been treated. 4
  5. 5. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Bessie Hoff Passes Bessie had found this poem sometime before her year long illness from a stroke and felt it was from her heart. 5
  6. 6. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 91 Family Reunion The summer of 1991 Felix heard about the Sammons reunion in Flagstaff, AZ. and asked to crash the party and surprise Phyllis. He did and she was! A Felix got out of Stacy’s van Phyllis could not s belief her eyes – she was surprised! This was Debbie Canar’s (Stacy’s intended) first introduction to the fam ily. Stacy and Deb had picked Felix up at the airport. Garrett and Blair are not sure pictures are fun, even with Great Grandpa. Felix took the picture of the Sam m ons fam ily. 6
  7. 7. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Moving the Trailer 92 In 1 992 Felix bought back that ’59 trailer that he had been renting out for m any years and then sold. With a “little” fixing up, he had it hauled to Wyom ing to put on the ranch.The trucker ran it off the road justinside the ranch gate and unhookedand left the trailer house with one set ofwheels in the ditch. The neighbor’s tractor would not pull it back onto the road. The pickup and tractor together finally pulled it back onto the road and into place by the river. The trailer house in position and functional. 7
  8. 8. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Jason On December 26, 1991 Jason Loftquist arrived, great grandchild number 3 in Fergus Falls, MN.. David and Colleen, proud grandparents. Back row: Ray, Phyllis, A y, Melanie. Center: m Felix, Jason, Chanda. Front row: Colleen, A anda. m Jason was baptized in the sam e gown Felix wore in 1 91 4, 8
  9. 9. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 92 Work Party In 1992 a work party appeared to install the fence and to pour concrete ‘dead men’ to tie the trailer house down so the wind would not blow it over. With the job done, Felix relaxes in front of the fire pit. David Peters and Ray Sam m ons fit the fence poles. A anda Peters, David m Peters and Ray Sam m ons pouring concrete into the ‘dead m an’ holes that will keep the trailer house from blowing over. The Supervisor after a days work. 9
  10. 10. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 The Ultra Light The sum m er of ’93 the whole fam ily gathered at the Ranch for a reunion and for Chanda’s wedding to be held in Jackson in a few days. Fueling Ray & Stacy’s ultralite. Felix, A y, Ray and Mathew mA aerial shot of the Ranch. nThe gathering included: Steve& fam ily from CA Stacy & .Debbie from A Ray & Phyllis. Z.Melanie, Mathew, A y From mID. A Gladys, ID. Colleen, untDave, A anda, mBarbi Peters from MN. JeffLofquist (groom ), his brother(as best Man), Jeff’s son,Chanda & Jason, MN. Burnice& Valora Mecham , Phyllis’aunt and uncle from Idaho andof course Felix. 10
  11. 11. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Outhouse of 93 Felix took an old smoke house from Idaho and converted it into a deluxe outhouse, complete with flushing toilet, electric lights, plug in, porcelain sink, running water and to top it off telephone. A great place to conduct “business”. This is better than a phone booth! Stacy painted a m oon so we would know what the building was really for. (the hanging rock is to hold it down when the wind blows) 11
  12. 12. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Ranch Activities 93 Som e activities on the Ranch Always having to fix som ething. Rubber rafts on the river in front of the trailer house. Steve on top of Bald Ridge. Photo by Stacy.
  13. 13. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Chandas Wedding Chanda Peters marries Jeff Lofquist August 1993. The wedding was held in the pasture on the Lynn’s ranch outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming and the BBQ reception was catered by them also. David gave the bride away, who was dressed in western attire including boots. It was a fun wedding for all. A anda in Purple m shirt, Barbi in Blue. Colleen and David by the Bride. Jeff to the right of David. Gene Lynn, Felix, Chanda, Jeff, Colleen 13
  14. 14. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Staying Too Long 93 The fall of 1 993 Felix didn’t leave the Ranch near soon enough. This is the reason he doesn’t stay in Wyom ing in the winter. However the m ain reason is the wind. There wasn’t any at this tim e, which is reason enough to take a picture-when the snow sticks. 14
  15. 15. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Hawaii Felix joined Mildred Gunnarson and her daughter Elizabeth Ann Likes on a trip to Hawaii in 1994. Phyllis m ade Felix the outfit for his trip. 15
  16. 16. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Chase May 17, 1994 Charles Wesley (known as Chase) Sammons joined the Steve Sammons family in El Segundo, CA. Just a week old and they headed to Colorado for Stacy & Debbie’s wedding. Way to go! With Great Grandpa Hoff at nine days old. 16
  17. 17. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Stacys Wedding 93 Stacy Sam m ons and Debra Canar were m arried May 26, 1 994 in the outdoors of Estes Park, CO. The reception was held at the Stanley Hotel and also one in Boulder. Debbie was fro`m Boulder. Felix taking picture of Jason (Debbie’s . brother walking her down the “path” led by Sarah (Debbie’s niece) the flower girl, and Blair the ring bearer. Mildred Gunnarson, Debbie’s Grandm a Netty, Debbie, Stacy, and Felix. Elizabeth, Garrett, Steve, Felix, Mildred, Debbie, and Stacy Ray, and Chase, nine days old. Felix, Phyllis, Ray, Steve with Blair & Garrett in front. 17
  18. 18. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Alaska Felix, Mildred and Amy took a trip in the motor home to Alaska in the summer of 1994. Felix went Salm on fishing on a boat. Here’s his catch. He thinks he’ll do it from the shore next tim e-sea sickness you know. Felix went to school with Ben White in Firth, Id. He m oved to A laska to becom e a guide. Felix always wanted to go see him and finally did. Ben sent him hom e with som e m oose antlers, even if he didn’t get to do the hunting. Felix has a tape of hair raising Bear Hunt stories from Ben also. 18
  19. 19. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Melanies Wedding Decem ber 28, 1 996 Melanie m arried Larry Fisher in Billings, Mt. Left: Felix walking her down the aisle. Colleen, Melanie, Phyllis, and Felix. Beth & Brett, Larry’s children, Larry, Melanie, Mathew and A y, Melanie’s children. m 19
  20. 20. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Wesley Wesley James Sammons was born in Tucson to Stacy & Debbie sammons on February 20, 1995. He is Felix’s 5th great grandson. Wesley on the saddle Felix gave Phyllis in the 40s. Ray, Felix, Stacy, and Wesley. 20
  21. 21. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 The Stump What started out to be just a stump that Felix wanted “planted” as part of his landscaping theme, has turned into the Signature Tree or guest book if you will. Everyone sign in please. Jason & Chanda with a Drem el tool. On far left Phyllis is wood burning Felix’s brand into the stum p. 21
  22. 22. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Felixs 80th Birthday Felix’s 80th birthday party, Grange Hall, Firth Idaho, 1 994 Three grandkids, A anda Peters, m Matthew Woolford, and Chanda Peters, supervising the big blow. It was a big party and a good tim e was had by all! Gladys and Felix. Felix is 80 and Gladys is 86. 22
  23. 23. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Kailey 1997 May 2, 1997 Kailey Anna Sammons joined Stacy, Debbie and Wesley to make a family of four. Kailey was the first girl to be born into the Sammons family in 113 years. She is Felix’s first Great Granddaughter and sixth Great Grandchild. Wesley, Great Grandpa Hoff, and Kailey. 23
  24. 24. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 What Can That Be? Did they lose someone? Actually there was a big school of fish feeding in that calm water. Barbi got her pole and tried to feed them, no luck. Larry hidden in hat, Melanie, Phyllis, Felix, Jason, A anda, Chanda, Colleen, Barbi m 24
  25. 25. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Winters in Tucson Many winters were spent in Tucson. He seemed to think the climate fit his cloths. Felix & Mildred cam e down one winter in the Motor hom e. Not to be Idle, Felix Is repairing lawn chairs. Enjoying the Sonoran Desert 25
  26. 26. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Winters in Tucson Tucson winter visits over the years. Christm as in Tucson. Melanie cut & sent the tree from Idaho. Kailey kissing her Great Grandpa Hoff In 2000. Blair, Ray, Felix, Garrett and Steve on a Tucson visit. Stacy, Wesley, Debbie, Felix & Mildred on a 1 996 visit to Tucson. 26
  27. 27. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Winters in Tucson In 1998 Ray & Phyllis went up to Idaho and brought Aunt Gladys down to Tucson for a couple of months. While there, Steve brought his boys over to see her and Great Grandpa Hoff. It was a special time. Clockwise: Blair, Garrett, Gladys, Felix, Debbie, Kailey, Stacy, Wesley, Steve, Chase, Ray Great Grandpa Hoff with the Sam m ons Great Grandchildren and Gladys. Kailey picking oranges for Great Grandpa & Wesley Soaking up som e sun on The Patio. Wesley and Kailey at Beeka’s house (their nam e for 27 Grandm a Sam m ons) for pancakes with Great Grandpa Hoff.
  28. 28. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Computer In 1998 while Gladys was in Tucson with the Sammons, she bought herself a computer and started playing games on it. So Felix decided he ought to have one of those and with some coaching from Gladys they both became game wizards. Getting som e Instructions. “I’ve got it figured out!” 28
  29. 29. 90th Birthday 1990 - 1999 Trailer House 1998 In 1998 Felix upgraded his living facilities and the old trailer was moved and turned into a tool shop and storage. This road had been tackled before, surly the same thing wouldn’t happen again. But it did. These new movers didn’t run out on them this time and the problem was finally overcome. Crossing Pat O’hara Creek. A ost hom e. lm The trailer house ran off the road but som e jacks and planks got it m oving again. In place and living is getting better. 29