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MY GRANDPARENTS:

{PICTURE: James Addison Bean}
{PICTURE: Harriet Catherine Fausett}

My grandfather, James Addison Bean and his wife Harriet Catherine Fausett owned a whole half block on what is now University Avenue and Third North in Provo, Utah. Both were built by Grandfather, the one on 3rd North being the newer and the smaller. It was built for Grandmother in her later years but she did not like it so moved back into the original home on University Ave.

She was a gracious, lovely lady who spent much time caring for the sick. She was mild mannered in her nature.

{PICTURE: James A. Bean University Ave Home}
{PICTURE: James A. Bean Third North Home}

Grandfather Bean had a commanding rather brusk manner which was often frightening to us children. I don't ever remember him taking me on his lap. He always wore a mustache and carried a cane. He had a bay horse named "Kelly" which he drove all over Provo. You could hear the steel wheels of his surrey clanking over the gravel streets as he neared our home. I recall him coming up the road shaking his hands and "Ole Kelly" would take off on a run.

I remember going to his home. He had dried meat of all kinds hanging from the ceiling.

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Dad would slice some of that off and give it to me. It tasted so good. Then Grandmother Bean would always have some doughnuts to give to me, too. My mouth just watered with the good taste of it all.

Dad and I hauled hay to his barn when I was quite young. The hay had to be put up through a hole into the top of the barn. It would be so hot there, I hated that job. Between the sweat and the hay leaves itching, it was a most unpleasant task. Grandad had lots of livestock which he ranged out all winter somewhere in southern Utah. Dad worked with him helping with this and was sometimes gone for 3 to 4 months in the winter.

{PICTURE: Anna Carolina Edman}
{PICTURE: Hans Odahl Edman}

I do not remember my Grandfather Edman as he had passed away before I was born but I do remember Grandmother Edman (Anna Carolina Sandell) very well. She lived in a little log house in Salem, Utah which they had covered with board planks. She had 2 rooms here and 2 more rooms in another small building in the back - forming an L shape but not connected. She would have to go out of one to enter into the other.

She was born in Sweden and always had an accent when she spoke which made it difficult to understand everything she said. She never had much in worldly wealth, but she made do with what she had. Her floors were always spotless. She was an excellent cook. Her little home was comfy and cozy. She made quilts and rugs and was never idle. She was just a sweet dear old lady. I remember her saying when the first cars came along and she would see them going by (at maybe 15 miles an hour): "The tossy things, they'll kill themselves."

{PICTURE: Anna Carolina Edman in Front of Home in Salem, UT}

She and her husband joined the church in Sweden, the only ones of their families to do so and immigrated to the United States in 1864 settling first in Provo, Utah. Later they moved to Salem. They remained true to the gospel to the very last.

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Grandmother Edman grew a beautiful garden and had many lovely flowers in her yard.