Reed 25 Gil and DeLoa Reed’s Family: Acts of Bravery and Community Help During FiresReed 25

  • Randy
  • Jody
  • John
  • Bruce Nielsen
  • Warner

[00:00:00] Randy: The security was blanketed from the

[00:00:04] Jody: tech. You know,

[00:00:06] Randy: you know that that’s the, just around that corner is where I went to that burning. Didn’t you go into that burning house with me? That was you and I. That place was burning. We went up to check and see if anybody was upstairs. And the stairs were on fire.

The stairs were on fire. The building was totally engulfed. And we went up into the top floor. Second floor, looked around, and, uh, We grabbed the guy’s desk. Nobody was up there. We grabbed his

[00:00:33] John: desk. Grabbed his desk and just figured we’d grab one thing and went on down with it. We figured it would have papers in it.

Then we also, uh, Pushed his car out of the garage on the street. Pushed the car out. In the place where the

[00:00:46] Randy: ground. the ground.

[00:00:48] Jody: And then, then you went back down the mower one time, and that was huge down. Yeah,

[00:00:52] Randy: that was pretty heavy duty. Okay. The scariest one I ever did was with Warners off in Saugus. Um.

Texas Canyon area. The fire went right over us.

[00:01:05] John: That fire up there, don’t you remember that? It was all around. We stayed at that house. We were on TV that time. They were taking people out by helicopter. And they said no, so they said okay.

[00:01:17] Jody: And they told him about the Boy Scouts. They still show that fire once in a while.

The Boy Scouts, like on TV, they said, The Boy Scouts are up here helping the slave houses for their good times. We were too, well, we were saving the house.

[00:01:30] John: The fireman said, well, if you’re going to stay, give us a hose.

[00:01:35] Randy: Houses were burning like you couldn’t believe it. Right in front of the

[00:01:39] John: grass, burning right around this guy’s house.

We were up on the roof. The homes had burned down. Randy and I and Bruce, right? Mm hmm. Bruce Nielsen. We were talking about houses. I suppose I stuck her down and by the time that guy came home, he had a home. The only home. He

[00:01:56] Jody: didn’t

[00:01:56] John: have anymore neighbors. He

[00:01:59] Jody: didn’t have anymore neighbors. So, we didn’t stay that night, though.

He had his home.

[00:02:05] Randy: We got a fire truck. We got an old pump truck up there on that one. Warner and I took it up where they wouldn’t take it into the fire and we took it in and saved this guy’s ass. When burning. And the fire blew right over it, went right over it. Well, didn’t you get

[00:02:22] Jody: into a pond while it went over?

[00:02:24] Randy: Yes, we went into a pond. And

[00:02:25] Jody: underwater? We

[00:02:26] Randy: got into the water. It blew right over us. I mean, it was moving. We could see it coming. We wet everything down and got, got ourselves into the pond.

[00:02:35] Jody: Randy took Dad and I for a ride after that older couple came out. When we saved the house just cried. They, they said we couldn’t.

We just had to start all over. We were just too old to start over and we couldn’t save the little thing because Guy had been here. It had a home because look around us. Were the only home here.

[00:02:55] Randy: and everything else, all the other homes, everything else burned. It was the only house we were at. And they were such a cute old coach.


[00:03:03] Jody: they were cute and they were, they

[00:03:04] Randy: always asked me to come back.

[00:03:06] Jody: They were old. They couldn’t. Yeah. That’s funny. You remember that,

[00:03:13] Randy: mom, but they’re, but they’re gonna be getting touched out there. That was one of the scariest ones I’d ever remember because the fire went right over us

[00:03:24] Jody: and

[00:03:24] Randy: we knew it was going to, that’s what was scary.

You know, we didn’t know what to smoke. Are you ready for

[00:03:29] Jody: Jody to open this deal?

[00:03:31] Randy: Yeah.

[00:03:33] John: Touchdown, BYU! We

[00:03:35] Jody: don’t have time for this. We’re doing touchdown. Huh? Ten points? What

[00:03:44] John: is

[00:03:47] Randy: this

[00:03:51] Jody: for now? I think it’s um

[00:03:53] Randy: Are they going to do a two point conversion? I don’t know.

[00:03:56] Jody: 17 to 17?

[00:03:58] Randy: I’ll bet they do.

[00:03:58] Jody: Is it going to be talking?

Oh, yeah. Right. I always liked it when

[00:04:09] John: it was

[00:04:11] Jody: talking. Open your present, Judy. Oh! I just

[00:04:17] John: love it.

[00:04:19] Jody: What happened? Oh, is that candy? Is that a lion? Oh, the lion. Oh, I just love

[00:04:26] Randy: it. Have you felt

[00:04:28] Jody: that? Did you feel this? Don’t feel it. Don’t barf it. That’s mine. Okay, don’t feel it. Come on. Oh, I just love it. Oh, thank you.

What is it? It’s, it’s one of these. It’s a lion. Isn’t it pretty? Oh, very nice. Oh, thank you. Go get any of that. I’m glad. An actual basketball associ. I wonder if I have one. No, isn’t it yours there

right now? This is something

Sugg. We can snuggle it. Okay, well , I know Jim. I have to think about it. , is that I,

[00:05:22] John: no, I was just saying that Well, we got both of you guys something you enjoyed.

[00:05:32] Jody: Oh, oh, you mean them Really could enjoy it.

[00:05:40] Randy: There’s lots of things that are out

[00:05:41] Jody: there. Check this out, man. Okay, where, where’s the gift

[00:05:47] John: at? Where’s that?

[00:05:50] Jody: Where? Does

[00:05:51] John: it matter? Yes, it does matter.

[00:05:54] Jody: Yeah.

[00:06:05] John: Your toy. Not Randy’s.

[00:06:06] Jody: Not Randy’s. Your toy. We’re gonna open another one. You and Randy open it at the same time. Oh, we have to let Jim open it. Since I would just open this one.

[00:06:14] John: We have to open them at the same time? What I was telling them is, it’s something that I’ve really enjoyed as a little kid, even though

[00:06:20] Unknown: it’s

[00:06:21] John: Are you ready?

There is Go. This is a couple years ago, when these were popular, made out of cardboard and plastic. What

[00:06:29] Jody: was that? Yeah.

[00:06:31] John: What they’re getting. And I’m saying that, I’m telling Jodi and Dennis, their kids are really enjoying it.

[00:06:36] Jody: And I think

[00:06:37] John: it’s something that, you know, they deserve to see.

[00:06:39] Jody: I’m trying

[00:06:39] John: to keep it even here.

I think you’re, I think you’re about Go!

[00:06:53] Jody: I’m glad I didn’t try and open this one. Look at this all, all taped up.

[00:06:59] John: Now here’s the campaign.

[00:07:01] Jody: Randy.

[00:07:05] John: A Randy suggestion.

Randy. Randy. Have this chair

[00:07:17] Randy: moved over there, will ya?

[00:07:24] John: Whatever you say, Dad. Okay. I can’t move in there though, dad.

[00:07:47] Jody: Here. Randy, how you doing, honey?

[00:07:59] John: Oh, I’m fine at ease. Laughter.

[00:08:02] Jody: Like I said. We enjoyed it. Cardboard and plastic. Cardboard and plastic. Cardboard and plastic, right. This is going to be so neat over here. Maybe it’s not getting anywhere. It’s

[00:08:17] John: not doing anything.

[00:08:18] Jody: Honey, I’m

[00:08:19] John: down

[00:08:19] Jody: with being neat. You don’t have any of those things in there.

Usually in

[00:08:22] John: conjunction with, uh, critically. Yeah. Wow, that’s nice, John. That’s what you can fit it on there. Oh, I know what it

[00:08:34] Jody: is. I think. I think. Oh, yeah!

[00:08:39] John: Oh, yeah!

[00:08:41] Jody: The

[00:08:42] John: slide is so weird! The slide is so weird!

[00:08:49] Jody: Oh!

[00:08:50] John: Oh! You take

[00:08:52] Jody: that off? That paper off?

[00:08:55] John: Yeah, take the paper off.

[00:08:56] Jody: Oh, it’s brass?

[00:08:57] John: Yeah, it’s brass.

[00:08:58] Jody: Oh!

[00:08:59] John: You have to turn those in different directions when opening.

[00:09:01] Jody: You have to

[00:09:02] John: turn Look at the design on, uh, Sandy. Yeah. Uh, look what’s on the glass, anyway.

[00:09:07] Unknown: What is

[00:09:08] John: it? Hot Air Balloon. Oh, Hot Air

[00:09:10] Jody: Balloon.

[00:09:10] John: Yeah. But it might even be pretty at, uh, looking at the Christmas tree, too.

[00:09:14] Jody: Oh, yeah.

[00:09:15] John: Now, see, that’s something I enjoyed when I was a kid.


[00:09:17] Jody: I love that.

[00:09:18] John: I remember those. Cardboard and plastic. All

[00:09:21] Jody: right. Yeah. That’s a trick. Hot Air Balloon. Elizabeth. You. Elizabeth. Oh, how beautiful. I love it. I love it. I love it. I love it. I love it. I love it. I love it. Go around

[00:09:31] Randy: there and look at the light. It’s called a kaleidoscope.

[00:09:34] Jody: That’s

[00:09:34] Randy: beautiful. Thank you.

[00:09:36] Jody: Let me show you

[00:09:37] Randy: that.

[00:09:38] John: Let’s

[00:09:38] Randy: go.

[00:09:39] John: Wow! Oh, man! Oh! Check this out! Didn’t I show you the rubies?

[00:09:44] Jody: Yeah.

[00:09:45] Randy: See, I like that, too. Oh, that’s beautiful. Look at the Christmas tree.

[00:09:56] Jody: Did you look through there, Mom? Yeah. Oh, that was a joke? You know, those things you want to do, you can’t. Oh, you can’t shake them, and Yeah, it doesn’t work.

This is great. I don’t like to shake them. Everybody wants a turtle. Oh! It’s like goldfish in a bowl. Yeah, right. Oh, I went, you know, all my childhood was fun. She’ll catch you coming and getting it. You said I was bad, huh? No, no, no. I wanted to trick you. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It’s like a little palm tree. And it would just smell awful.

And then I or my dad would go back to the very end of that year, which was going to be very cultural. Almost every two weeks, you know, they would die. Sure enough, Dad would go back and get more. We used to name

[00:10:37] John: them. That’s really weird, isn’t it? Huh? Yeah. That’s a trick. There’s so many different designs and different, like, systems like that.

Oh, look at this one here.

[00:10:47] Jody: I don’t think we

[00:10:49] John: can move on it.

[00:10:51] Jody: No, no, look at this. I’ve never seen those. Do it

[00:11:02] Randy: slow, Dad. Do it slow, real slow.

[00:11:04] Jody: Do you

[00:11:10] John: know

[00:11:13] Jody: that you can turn one one way and one the other like this? No.

[00:11:19] Randy: I

[00:11:19] Jody: don’t know.

[00:11:20] Randy: You can really create. I haven’t done it. Well, I haven’t been. I’ve been

[00:11:24] Jody: turning both at the same time.

Oh, you get two. You can turn them the opposite way from each other, Jody. Oh. Oh, let me do that. Turn Lexus away from each other. Oh, Randy, try this. That’s how you do it. I know, but try it the other way. Did you see that? No. Whoa, did you do that, Dad? Let me see it. Look at the tree when you do it.

[00:11:49] Randy: Whoa.

[00:11:49] Jody: Oh, my goodness.

Look at that.

[00:11:53] Randy: Did you do that, John? I haven’t got the I

[00:11:57] Jody: haven’t got the You can try, Mom. Here, you can try, Mom.

[00:12:03] John: Spin it. Wee

[00:12:06] Jody: oo. Wee oo. Isn’t that beautiful? It’s very pretty. Let’s see how this looks at first. It’s fun to see

[00:12:14] John: what you can create.

[00:12:15] Jody: Now, where did you try the alignment? That’s what I can’t Is that right?

I don’t know. I haven’t seen kaleidoscopes in so long.

[00:12:25] John: It’s fun to turn this one this way a little bit. And then, you know, go

[00:12:29] Jody: like this. Oh, hey. Yeah, that’s what I was doing. Opposite way.

[00:12:32] John: Really do it. Just do half turns like that. Did you see it there? Oh, boy.

[00:12:37] Jody: Jim got a new

[00:12:40] Randy: one going. Look

[00:12:42] Jody: at Jim. Wow!

[00:12:44] Randy: Those are, those are really neat.

How about putting a motor drive on there? Yeah. so

[00:12:48] John: much. guys.

[00:12:49] Unknown: And

[00:12:50] John: then the other one just kind of

[00:12:53] Unknown: flip it

[00:12:54] John: backwards. Here, let

[00:12:56] Unknown: me help you. Uh oh. That’s great. There you go. There

[00:13:01] Randy: you go. Uh

[00:13:02] Jody: oh. Oh,

[00:13:03] Randy: hang

[00:13:04] Jody: on. Wow. Those things are therapeutic.

Yeah, really. It’s the one really big one that we’ve been doing. Did you make that up, or did you hear that some time ago? No, I think it’s coming out. Oh, I’m sorry.

[00:13:22] John: It’s wonderful. I bet you could finish

[00:13:25] Jody: that. Yeah. Because you’re not thinking of anything else except for the creation of the epilogue. Yeah.

[00:13:34] John: But you can see those, the kids are gonna get a hold of it

[00:13:38] Jody: really big.

I know we had one that was silver and it, but it wasn’t nice home

[00:13:48] Randy: or two.

Look at this, 17 17, fourth quarter. Alright, let’s watch the end of the game for a few minutes. This is about, this is gonna, I mean, this is a good game, 17

[00:14:04] Unknown: 17.

[00:14:06] Randy: Well, it’ll be over in just a few minutes.