Below on the front of page 27, you see us in our living room in Manti, Utah opening Christmas gifts. This Holiday, for the first time, Oma and Opa Holler had joined us in Utah, at our home, for the Holidays, because the IRS had recently taken their CA. home, and all their possessions (or assets) from Gunther and Leni Holler.... for the tax fraud they had committed, a few years earlier. They had been fighting and evading the IRS for years, up to this point, and it had all caught up to them just before the Holidays.
(So, it was more like they were 'hiding out' in Manti, Utah those days.)
(PS**They had lost almost everything, by then, at gunpoint!! I might add, .... the IRS ATF had barged into their Ojai, CA. home with their guns.... pointed directly at (small 3 year old) Jordan's face, I might add, during the quick trip Bernd had taken Jordan and Austin to the Hollers home in California, a few months earlier, while I had stayed home in Utah with baby Jacob, and then heard about this fiasco all later, when Bernd, Austin and Jordan had came back home to Utah!! Just awful.)
During this time, Gunther and Leni Holler were staying at the local Manti campground, a few blocks away, in their new truck and overhead camper, which they had managed to hide from the IRS illegally. (the new white truck eventually was sized forcefully also, and right there in our front yard, in Manti too! ....what a scene with the Sheriff's! How embarrassing. These Hollers never cease to amaze me with their 'unwise' choices!!! It all stemmed from... their selfish Greed. )
My in-laws came over to our home, every so often, during those Winter months, to have dinner, or to just hang out,
(more like to 'hideout', since Gunther was still under heavy investigation and there was a warrant out for his arrest and he had no intent of turning himself in. I didn't know a lot of this until later when Gunther was in jail. *Sadly Bernd was the one mainly coaching his dad, but also Gunther made many unintelligent, dishonest mistakes, all on his own too.)
A few months later, after these pictures of Christmas, when Gunther Holler had taken a trip to Germany, he was apprehended by the Sheriff's, upon arriving home at the SLC airport, and then taken to the SLC County jail for the next 10 months, until his trial....when he was finally sentenced, which was aired on national news, on April 15th, so that the IRS and Justice system could make him an example out of him to the rest of the world, of what NOT to do! It really was just finally catching up to him after a lifetime of dishonesty, greed, and being an raging alcoholic and child abuser.
(Need I say, they really were some "less-than-desirable" In-laws?) Regardless of their mistakes, I always chose to show them love, respect, and kindness, amongst it all.
Austin was 6 years old. Jordan was 3, and baby Jacob was 6 months old. They were all so cute, at these ages, and we had so much fun watching them open gifts from us, their mom and dad, and from oma and opa, and seeing their faces full of excitement and JOY.
As you see, it appears Austin received a neat yellow tractor set.
Below this, it appears Bernd got something nice from Oma and Opa, his mom and dad. I don't remember what it was.
On the backside of this page, below, you see Jordan and baby Jacob sitting on our dining room couch, in our Manti home, next to our live Christmas tree, looking so cute in their Christmas red outfits, that I had to take a nice picture of them. Close-ups below.
Below this, you see that we had, immediately, hopped into the car and drove down to Arizona to my sister's house (Uncle Rich and Melissa Charter) to visit with our extended Hatch family for this 1995 Christmas. My siblings were all having kids around the same age, so it was fun to see the cousins and get together to have fun visits. It also was nicer weather, down there.
Austin is there, in the middle, behind the weeds...he,he....you can barely see him. ☺