And So It Goes

My random online scrapbook

Family Features Video

An Incredible Journey

Marylee – Salt Lake

Very shortly after my father-in-law (Roderick Brown) and mother-in-law (Marylee Wheeler) were married in 1967, they traveled out west. As I’m told, this trip wasn’t as much a honeymoon as it was an exodus to avoid Marylee’s father, Bill. So the story goes, the marriage between Rod and Marylee was not immediately embraced by Bill. Rod had worked for him in the Old Trooper Candy Store and Bill felt that Rod was too old for Marylee … plus he had been married before.

In either case, the newlyweds keep a small scrapbook of their journey, which Rod passed along to me some years back. I’ve digitized the items in this book and the compiled video is attached below.

It’s my hope that one day my wife and I will able to replicate this trip.



  1. Great job Gary, I can still remember Dad telling me the story about the end of the trip, that they were so broke, they bought a bottle of [ketchup], and ate tomato soup for three days. Again, great job and thank you.

  2. Julia says:
    December 2, 2011 at 5:49 pm
    Wow. What a collection! And a serious time capsule. Very cool, Gary.

    Gayle Brosnan-Watters, PhD says:
    December 3, 2011 at 10:36 am
    I knew those people!! That takes me back.

    Monica G says:
    December 4, 2011 at 7:55 am
    Gary ur the bomb!! You r so good at putting this stuff on email/fb so we can all see!!! Thank u so much! I always appreciate it and enjoy learning about the lives of my family! Aunt Mary and Uncle Rod were too cool! Very brave! I never traveled like that! How lucky!


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