Today marks several significant things associated with my business Grand Canyon Project™. On this day, in 1916, Edith married my great-grandfather Bert Lauzon. He called her his "Honey Girl" and they had an immense amount of love and respect for one another. Bert and Edith had three children and lived at the Grand Canyon. Bert would write her love letters telling her of his dreams for them to buy some property and build a ranch called "Honeyland Ranch" but they would never see that day come.
On their 8th wedding anniversary, Edith would die of complications after surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. She would leave behind her three young children and her loving husband.
On September 21st, 2016 my mom and I launched the official Grand Opening of Grand Canyon Project™ and the unveiling of her book Stories the Canyon Keeps, my album 100 Years Away, our children's book Hike & Seek: Bass Trail and our apparel line, ArrowWear™. We had a celebratory event that not only marked the launch but remembered Edith's passing and honored my great-grandparents' wedding anniversary and their devoted and loving marriage and life together.
One year has passed since the launch and it has been a wonderful beginning. We have traveled all across the state, performed for audiences, expanded our reach globally through our website and social media presence and built relationships with numerous retailers who are now carrying our product line.
I couldn't be more proud of my long line of history as I owe so much of my ongoing work and determination to my diligent, steadfast and strong-willed ancestors. They had vision and passion and never backed down from risk, obstacles or challenges.
I admire what my family has gone through and I look at the lives they led and make the effort to place my best foot forward every single day. Today, I look at the care and absolute love and heart my great-grandparents' world held. They were good individuals...they were people others loved and respected for the kind of character instilled in each. Today, I am filled with gratitude, for my heart feels their love.
Happy Anniversary! May GCP celebrate today by saying thank you to all of the supportive people who see in our business who we are, what we are about and have joined this journey!
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