Contributor: NanaShell Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago
William Albert Penrod was the maternal grandfather of Richard Penrod Glazier, who later became my husband. William A.'s daughter Myrle, married Richard Sterling Glazier in the Salt Lake Temple. There was no one in the family who could go with them. Myrle was nervous, having no one to accompany her. Richard was probably nervous, too, but we have no proof of that. They married properly and began their married life living in a rented room in Heber City, Utah. Richard had a job at the Park Utah Mine in Park City. Soon the couple moved into a little home that was very near the mine. It was owned by the Park Utah Mine and used to house their employees. The family lived in that little home where love abounded and good food was always served to anyone who showed up. Myrle was an excellent cook
William A. Penrod and his wife, Zella, lived in a home west of Canyon Road and north of 12th North in Provo, Utah. The home had a room called the parlor, which was used only for more formal gatherings.
There was a large room which was used every day and was where the family gathered most often. It had big windows and good light. In this room was placed the television set. Will and Zell had purchased a large cabinet which included radio, record player, and a small black and white television set, It was one of the early televisions sets and it brought much pleasure to Will and Zell during their declining years. Grandma Penrod liked to watch wrestling matches, and became an at-home referee. Often Grandma Penrod would shake her finger at one of the wrestlers and say with an authorative voice, "Oh yes you did!"
My husband, R. Penrod Glazier and I, and our growing family lived in a home located at 4150 North Canyon Road in Provo. We visited with Grandpa and Grandma Penrod fairly often. One of those visits was on an evening when the moon was out, and Penrod thought it would be fun to walk down to their home. The distance was probably about three miles or more, but it seemed to be an interesting possibility. Off we went. The memory of that walk is one of my treasures. Penrod, Julie and I walked in the moonlight for the three or more miles . The moon was out and the weather was pleasant. Penrod was a creative, loving companion, whose generosity and kindness enriched the lives of many people whom we met in the 49 + years that we lived together.
Grandpa Penrod lived several years after Zella died. He often drove his Buick up to his daughter, Myrle's home. There he would sit and visit while Myrle worked in her kitchen, baking good things to eat. As he sat, near the wall, he would lean his head back to rest his neck. The oil which he had applied to his hair to keep it in order would show up on the wallpaper. I suppose that Myrle would clean it off as best she could. Then, she had a better idea. She attached a piece of rather heavy clear plastic to the wall where Grandpa Penrod's head would touch when he leaned back. I'm pretty sure that the plastic was easier to clean than the wallpaper.
William A. Penrod was a wonderful man who had a cute sense of humor and a loving personality. He was very lonely after his wife, Zella passed away. Therefore we tried to visit as often as we could.