From the bloggers at Box Canyon Blog.
In trying to understand who we are and why, sometimes we need look no further than our parents. Everett and Hilda Johnson certainly shaped my life, genetically, as well as environmentally. The lead photo represents the fondest memories I have of childhood, traveling and camping. Mom and Dad led a wandering life not unlike Moses and the Israelites, always searching for a better place, a higher purpose, and God’s will.
Imagine a comfortably settled family of five, uprooting, selling out, and bidding farewell a la “Grapes of Wrath” to their Ohio livelihoods, relatives, and friends… all in order to follow the sun and begin anew. “Selling out” indeed; there was no safety net. On faith, instinct, and grit, Mom and Dad hunted Life like it was prey, sometimes devouring, sometimes being devoured. “The heart is a lonely hunter.”
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