are definitely still enjoying the richness of a wonderful family: Beth Zemp
and Glen and Willa Rae Walker swelled the number of great-grandparents to 10
this year. And with the help of David and Claudia Walker, Robert and Eileen
Zemp, Don and Gail Quinton, and Cam and Patsy Walker, 34 of us are now
grandparents. Actually, I guess we should attribute this to 19 wonderful new
the first time since 1903 Utah now has more “Walkers” (129) than Alberta
(124). Utah has averaged 10% growth each year since 1994. Idaho shrank by
one but stayed firmly lodged in third place (44) well ahead of California
(34). California reversed a 5 year downward trend and grew by more than 25%.
New York gained 8 family members and climbed from not being on the list to a
10th place tie in 1 year. Arizona’s outflow stopped, but Iowa,
Illinois, Oregon and Manitoba lost all of their Walkers.
of us is truly bi-coastal yet, but figuring out the stuff in that last
paragraph is getting harder to do with the number of multi-home,
multi-state, multi-country residences that some of us have. I just used the
place where people spend most of their time.
noticeable change this year was the number of people who moved. And the names of some of the streets we live(d) on: Windsong, Wildwood, West Ridge Road,
Solano Park Circle, North Five Mile, Rawhide, Grubstake, North Homestead
Drive, Country Club Drive (one on each side of the continent).
Utah and Raymond, Alberta both have telephone numbers that begin 752-XXXX.
number of family members with e-mail has grown so fast that most of us just
rely on built-in lists and don’t know what the addresses are. If nothing
else, some of the “addresses” are very unique: kingwalker,
Rennick Walker wins the longest e-mail address of all time hands-down: Rennick_Walker/Group/CNO/SunLife
those of you who are wired into the e-world, be sure to check out Georgene
Berman’s family website at http://JamesWalkerFamily.tripod.com/,
or send Tom Hrncirik an e-mail and
ask about some of the fascinating family history things he has on the web.
Explore a bit and you will find at least a dozen more personal websites by
family members. And of course, there are now lots of us keeping in touch by
“newsletter. Maybe we need to make Ross
Jensen an honorary member of the family since his weekly newsletter
continues to be such a source of delight and information to so many of us.
country ranks third after the USA (319) and Canada (145) for having the next
most Walkers? Taiwan – with 2 missionaries serving there!
the past six years, members of our family have served a combined total of 75
years in 20 countries as missionaries.
They have learned at least 14 different languages during the course
of their service.
TRIVIA - 1999 | WALKER
FAMILY TRIVIA - 1998