Cowboy Lesson 2: Learn About Your Heritage
by Jamie Hinckley on Aug 02, 2012 1
FOLLOW UP POST FOR:
COWBOY LESSON 1: LEARN TO SHOOT AND CLIMB A TRACTOR
AND MAKING COWBOYS OUT OF CITY BOYS
We had a really great moment during our trip out west. The boys got to visit the gravesites of their Great, Great, Great Grandparents.
This was an awesome event after they visited the ranch with their Great Grandpa. This 320 acres was originally owned by their 3 time Great Grandfather in the 1830’s: Alexander Calderwood.
Alexander Calderwood came over from Scotland and bought the land from the U.S. Government for a very small fee if he agreed to live on the land for at least 3 years. We drove all around his land and saw his hand built cabins he lived in with his wife and kids. After this we went to the Coalville Cemetery and found all the graves of these ancestors.
The very same week we were able to drive to Idaho to show the boys the Hinckley gravesite and family properties. Their Great Grandfather left his farm as a young teenage boy during the great depression. He hitch hiked to New York and eventually had a career running the Boys and Girls Club.
Before he died he wrote his 13 yr old grandson a letter and included a hand drawn map of the old Hinckley homestead in Idaho he cherished as a boy. We used this hand drawn map to find our way around the properties and see their Grand Grandfather’s old stomping grounds.
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!