Edna Hymas Eborn was born November 8, 1912 in Liberty, Idaho. At this writing she would be approaching her 97th birthday. She was the sixteenth child of Benjamin Pitman Hymas and Elizabeth Price. The picture below is of Edna's parents/ our grandparents on the Hymas side of the family and as I remember Mother telling me about this picture, it was taken at about the time of their marraige. As you can see from the picture they made a good-looking couple. I reget not having any pictures of mother as a baby or a young child, but we must remember that cameras were not owned by very many people in the Bear Lake Valley at the time and most pictures were taken by local professional photographers. Their equipment was primitive by our modern standards, but as you can see from the picture of Grandma Elizabeth Price Hymas and her handsome young husband, Benjamin Pitman Hymas, these rural photagraphers did an excellent job and we are left with some photographs of excellent quality. I count each one as a treasure.
Below are the pictures that Grandma Edna had in her Book of Remembrance. There may be others, but if there are I don't know where they are or who has them,
The above picture, if the names on the back of the photograph are correct, are from left to right, Edna, our mother and grandmother, Aunt June, Aunt Ruby, a cousin Pearl Hymas and the youngest in the family, Uncle Rayo. If this is the case, then this may be the earliest known picture of Edna Hymas, our mother and grandmother. I'm not sure of her age at the time,but assume she was a young teenager. It was taken in front of the Hymas family home, which still stands on the hill in Liberty, Idaho. It is just across the road from the large, white barn with the painted Holstein cow on the south end of it, which is easily seen from the main road passing through Liberty, just north and a little west of the Liberty Ward Church.