Sarah Sybil Douglas Vincent was born on May 6, 1916 in Magna, Utah to William Mungo and Jessie Wall Douglas. The Spanish Influenza passed through her town which left her whole family weak including her mother who spent most of her time trying to keep Sybil’s premature little brother alive. Sybil was left with a heart condition from the flu. Sybil’s mother died not long after when Sybil was ten years old, leaving her sisters, her father and her to live with Sybil’s aunt Rhoda Douglas and grandma Naomi Clark Douglas. In September of 1933, Sybil married Roland R. Vincent. They lived with his parents for the first few years while Roland went to school to become a mechanic. Sybil and Roland went through many hardships as well as many good memories. The majority of their life was spent in their Provo home and cabin in Fairview, Utah. When Sybil was 78, she served in the Santa Rosa Mission as a missionary. She died on March 26, 2004.
This folder contains a spiral-bound, typed book written in 1991 as a Christmas present for Sybil’s children and grandchildren which contained a short family history from 1934-1991. The book is organized into six sections: Life on the Farm, Cabin Joys, The Best of Friends, Memories of Family, Christmases We Love to Remember, and My Testimony. In the prologue, Sybil describes the layout of the book. She states that she did not know where to start, so her son suggested she start with recipes and write about memories surrounding the food. The book contains recipes dispersed throughout.