Tidbits told to me about my Great Grandfather
Contributor: trishkovach Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago
By Mary Alice Maycock Butler
Through my growing up years this was the man referred to by my father, Richard Walden Maycock, as Grandpa Maycock. My father would work on his farm during some summers when he was young. The farm was located on 8th North in Orem, UT. He had apple orchards.
On many weekends while I was in college at BYU I would visit my Great Uncle Lawrence, the second youngest child of Grandpa Maycock. I loved him and his wife Lorna dearly! Lawrence was about 12 years older than my dad. One day, on the front porch, I was telling Lawrence that my dad told me stories about coming down to the farm and working during the summers. Lawrence shook his head and said, "I don't remember that". I wondered why he'd say that? So I said, "Don't you remember my dad coming down and working on the farm?" He said, "Oh, I remember your dad comin' down.....but I don't remember much work comin' out of him".
During college I worked one summer selling apples at a little stand on 8th North in Orem. I don't know if the orchard's were on the same land my grandfather owned but I loved to pretend that I was carrying on the family business.