Friday, May 27, 2011
A Time With Family
One of the major reason I wanted to be in the movie was so that I might possibly meet some other descendents of Elizabeth. It seems that no matter where I have lived, I have run into someone who is descended from her...Virginia, Germany, Colorado and who knows how many I didn't know about. There was hope that I would meet quite a few on the set. I did meet Utahna, a sweet, very English looking woman, who is descended from Elizabeth’s daughter, Jane, who came across the plains with her mother. Obviously, her ancestors didn’t marry into the Scandinavian blood that mine did!
I have the dark brown Cranney eyes that came from Elizabeth's husband, Hyrum King Cranney. Being from a different husband, Utahna obviously could not have inherited that from Hyrum. We did have one thing in common-- we both have had large families—contributing to the enormous descendents of Elizabeth.
While we were the only relatives who didn’t know each other there, I did have some of my more immediate family participate for several of the days. .