Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Birthday MiMe! February 29, 1912

Vada, Karl and Larry Layton c. 1934

One hundred years ago, in small town in Arizona, a beautiful baby girl
was born.
Her parents Frederick and Inza Holladay Webb welcomed
their eighth child into
this large and happy family.

Born on February 29th, she only had a birthday every four years.
Vada was a descendant of William Shakespeare's aunt, Margaret Arden,
and Mormon pioneer Chauncey Gilbert Webb who had a blacksmith
shop in Nauvoo, IL, entered the Salt Lake Valley with Brigham Young
and later helped rescue the stranded Martin Willie handcart company

Vada Webb would grow up to be a high school valedictorian,
wonderful cook, loving mother and wife, immaculate housekeeper and
the most amazing grandmother. She understood children and their
needs and tenderly provided the most important loving care.
She was my idea of an angel.

Vada married Karl Layton, made a home for her children Larry and Judy
and was beloved by all her family. She loved children, red and pansies,
had a delightful sense of humor and a sparkle in her eyes.


Her loving influence lives on the lives of her descendants who
honor her life and legacy
on this special day.