Sunday, October 18, 2009

Edna Hymas Eborn

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.

by Bart


  1. I love reading all of your posts. You have such a good memory. I forget everything. I am gald for my blog so that I can look back and remember. You are such a good son. Grandma and Grandpa are sure to be smiling and so pleased with your efforts to love and hold on to your family memory. You are a true example that most could never measure up to. I know I am so blessed to have you as my father. I love everything you stand for and for teaching me by example. I love you more than you could possible imagine.

    I hope your siblings take hold of this blog and use it as a great tool that it really offers.

    Love you.

  2. I need to link this blog -- I didn't even know you were doing it. Nice work -- THANKS.

  3. I just found this blog and I think it's a great idea. I love the old pictures of Grandma and Grandpa. I really miss them and think about them often. It is amazing to me how they lived and raised a family on their farm. I think we can learn a lot from them. I also think this blog is a great way to keep some of the family connected. Thanks for putting this together.

    --Erin Borjas