Our mother, Edna Hymas, was born November 8th, 1912. She was just a month and two days younger than dad. She was the sixteenth child born to Benjamin Pitman Hymas and Elizabeth Price Hymas. They lived in Liberty, Idaho. Mom and Dad were born just a few days and a few miles apart in this world. I have often wondered if they had planned this in the prexeistence even before their birth into this world. They didn't know each other, however, until they were about fourteen years old. Dad said he first saw her at a Stake Conference in Paris. For him, it was love at first sight. I don't ever remember him even so much as mentioning another girl to whom he might have been attracted. I think it took a little longer for Mom to feel the same way about Dad. He courted her later when the time was appropriate. Times were tough then. Their courting years were during the Great Depression and people were taking their time about getting married and assuming family responsibilities. I remember both Dad and Mother telling of how he would ride his white mustang stallion,Whitey, up to Liberty to see her and how she came to look forward to his visits.
I don't have any pictures of Mother during her childhood years, but as the accompanying photo shows, she grew up to be a beautiful young woman, and it is not difficult to see why Dad was immediately attracted to her. Eventually, they got married and started their little family. Their wedding took place in the Salt Lake Temple on April 16, 1936. They were both 23 years old at the time. After their marraige, they made their first home in the old Eborn family home in Lanark, where Darrell had been raised. They shared the home with Dad's younger brother, Virgil, and his wife, Lizzie. This is where their first child. Ellis, was born.