Fun Utah Facts

The name Utah comes from the Native American Ute Tribe and means people of the mountain. Utah has five national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef. Utah has seven national monuments: Cedar Breaks, Natural Bridges, Dinosaur, Rainbow Bridge, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Timpanogos Cave and Hovenweep. Utah has six national forests: Ashley, Dixie, Fishlake, Manti-Lasal, Uinta, and Wasatch-Cache. Utah has two national recreational areas: Flaming Gorge and Glen Canyon. Utah covers 84,900 square miles of land and is ranked 11th largest state. The Great Salt Lake, which is about 75 miles long and 35 miles wide, covers more than a million acres. Of the 50 states, Utah has the youngest population; one of the highest birth rates; the second lowest death rate; the heathiest population; the hightest literacy rate; the highest percent of high school graduates; and the highest number of people with a college education.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Dorothy Galyean

Dorothy lived here in Utah (Springdale ?) and wrote some books that I found and bought in a cafe down south many years ago. You may even have one laying around. Grandmas Recipe Box, Quips and Quotes and Good Clean Jokes, no #1 and #2. She was very proud of of her book, From The Dust of Time - Grandmas Remedie's - Old Medical Remedies. She spent 40 years collecting remedies from old folks all over the country some of them date as far back as the fourteenth centry. She writes that you cant buy a cheaper gift for some one on you list than one of her cheap books. They were $4.99
a piece. She writes that if it doesnt make em smile then scratch them off your list.
Any-how I love her Quotes and want to share a favorite or two, once in a while. I wish I knew a little more about her. I ran a search and found endless pages of this quote so it is a very popular one.

Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it does'nt get you anywhere.

Forget the mistakes, but remember what they taught you.

If you want to live longer, give up all the things that make you want to live longer.

The seat of some work pants, wear out faster than the knees.

Too Funny ! Dorothy also writes, children seem to get sick more often now days than
when I was a child,(this is not true). Mother only had IODINE and CASTOR OIL, if we hurt inside we got the castor oil, on the outside she smeared us with hot burning iodine. We didn't mind being sick as much as we dreaded her cure. So we kept our mouth shut when we had belly aches and hid the cuts under our sleeves. I didn't want her grabbing the Iodine, OH how that crap did burn!

Very entertaining stuff Dorothy Galyean


  1. Interesting stuff! I love that you are so knowledgeable of so many different things.

  2. I think I've seen these books down at Bryce!! I love that she puts things into perspective and doesn't take things too seriously. I bet she didn't have very many wrinkles. Or ulcers.

    Miss ya!!