Help. As you may know, the FLDS are being evicted from Short Creek. Regardless of WHY they are being evicted, evictions are traumatic. There are no support services for them during this transition, but there are many things that the outside world can do to help them, even if it is just sending little travel bags for children with a small pillow, blanket & hygiene items. Jump ropes, hackey… Read More
. Playing restaurant! This culture is like going back in time Making applesauce Trying to make applesauce like the big boys Family canning day – plus one water balloon, uh oh! Cherries for future pies! Snitching her own bowl of strawberries to eat Homemade pumpkin pie, of course He’s trying to help… but sometimes it’s the thought that counts, lol Remember pressure cookers? I almost forgot they… Read More
The FLDS – especially the single mothers and children, have many, many needs. First of all, if you want to help, please contact me at 435-212-1183. Another thing you can do is buy homemade products from a Facebook Craft store that I made for them. None of the FLDS mothers that I personally know are interested in a free handout. They want to earn their own money and be independent! … Read More
FLDS children in the springtime. This is me participating in what the FLDS call “Hundreds Day.” I had never heard of this before, but what a fun day filled with math activities! Save Save Save
I came across a homemade book that an FLDS Father made to help his children learn to read. Since the FLDS have strict rules about the kinds of things their children can be exposed to (i.e. no talking animals, no fantasy), it is common for family members to make homemade books. Research shows that children raised in homes that promote family literacy grow up to be better readers and do… Read More
When I stumbled upon this group of FLDS having a ball playing soccer in Colorado City, Arizona, I asked permission to take this video and the mother said yes. It does my heart good to share the evidence I find of FLDS families like this laughing, having fun, experiencing life joy! As a newcomer to the area who was keenly aware of all the negative media, I have been happily… Read More
Just documenting the joy as I see it. When we moved here, we were under the impression that there was never any joy for the children. In fact, it seems that children are outside playing more and more. Something wonderful is happening.
The FMJ Zoo is a 12-acre parcel that was turned into a small zoo by one of the Crick’s most beloved people, “Uncle Fred Jessop.” From what I understand, Uncle Fred loved children and created the zoo to bring enjoyment to the little ones growing up here. It used to have bears, a giraffe I think, and more. At some point,Uncle Fred died and the zoo was forced to close. Today… Read More
It was beautiful to see all the FLDS here exercising their right to vote.