WILLIAM CAZIER FAMILY REUNION
2003 in Nephi, Utah
By Andy Cazier
Dan lay comfortably on the damp, cool ground scraping the opener disks on the old corn planter. He had inherited the planter, a fifteen year old John Deere flex planter the same time he got the farm.
He finished brushing the first pair of disks. They did not require much cleaning. Dan laid the wire-brush on the ground and then turned the opener disks to make sure they were still operating freely. The planter had been stored in the equipment shed for nearly a year but since his Dad had insisted that nothing be put away until it was in proper working order, Dan trusted that everything would check out. Still, it was as though he could hear his fatherís voice resonating in his ear. ďYou canít harvest what you donít plant, make sure that baby will put every seed in its proper place.Ē
Dan finished checking the opener disks and then rolled to the next unit. He checked each of the eight individual planter units then rolled out from under the machine and dusted off his bib overalls. He then grasped the drive wheel firmly between his hands and turned it exactly one complete turn and counted the seeds as they fell into a pile beneath the unit.
The machine looked good. All that was left was to lay out the field and start planting. His father had taught him to place a painted lathe or stakes into the ground in front of the tractor then with stakes in hand walk in the direction he wanted the rows to run lining up each stake with the first until they formed a dotted line through the field.
It was important to plant straight. Not only was it a matter of pride but it would also affect each field operation after. If the first pass were not straight it would be difficult to end up with a good job. A nice, white, dotted line through the field would assure a straight first pass.
As a child he often walked the first pass with his father. He remembered that one time his father
June 27, 2003
Approximately 69 in attendance.
Evelyn Hall opened with prayer. President Bob Cazier welcomed everyone and everyone ate sandwiches and signed in for the reunion.
Claire Averett talked about what will be happening tonight and tomorrow.
Stanford Cazier talked about the presidents of the United States and how the Mormons fit into the history of this nation and .
La Rita Evans gave a report on the history of Joab county and said that Joab means level. She told about The walker Indian war, and stories of the wall.
JB Call read information on bugs.
Bob Cazier gave a story by David Cazier on strengthening Nephi and life.
Bruce Bingham talked about John Cazier spending the winter in Pueblo, Colorado.
Frank Bingham told a story of a Cazier, possibly David Cazier, splitting logs.
Andrew Cazier told a story about Benjamin Cazier and hiding
hiding the wagon in Illinois.
Roger Cazier told a story about Samuel Cazier.
Roger Cazier closed with prayer.
June 28, 2003
Nephi Cazier tour
Bruce Cazier opened with prayer.
Marsden Cazier gave the information on the tour.
We then traveled to the wall monument. Then to the Bryan Hinkle Home, Samuelís home, the home where Marsden grew up, Davidís Home, Williamís Home by the creek, the Cazier haberdashery, Davidís second home, W.A.C. Bryan home, and the farms of Orson Cazier.
The Basic Genealogy was held at the Nephi stake center with approximately 60 in attendance.
Gail Cazier showed a number of basic approaches to genealogy. He also showed the new CD and how to load and use it.