Farmington Boys at Lake Powell

Farmington Boys at Lake Powell

In what must have been 1966, Mormon Church leaders (including a lawyer, an Indian trader, a car dealer, and a petroleum geologist)  flew us from Farmington, New Mexico, to Lake Powell, where we water-skiied and then flew home. I’ve been thinking of this trip, and others, after my visit to Farmington last week. There was a remarkable focus on the part of these men to give us experiences we wouldn’t have had otherwise.

That’s me, fourth from the left on the back row, just behind red-shirted Larry Echohawk. I had forgotten that full head of dark brown hair I used to have.

About Scott Abbott

Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I'm Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade), and translations of a book by Austrian author Peter Handke and of a catalogue of an exhibit called "The German Army and Genocide." More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as a watershed scientist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a corrections officer, as university students, and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett and our yellow dog Blue. Some publications at
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