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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Description "Horseshoes" or followed trails on hikes. Then a good meal of dutch oven cooking was served. It consisted of spring chicken, carrots, potatoes and peas from gardens followed by cakes and pies, if you had room. If not, they were set out to be enjoyed all afternoon, Pa was always in the center of it all, tending horses, fetching water from the spring, building fires and really enjoying the day. He was good at pitching horseshoes, playing ball and watching the dutch ovens. Pa loved his mother. Often he would hitch the horse to the buggy and let Farrie or one of us younger girls take Grandma to visit Dorothea Monson, a friend she knew in Denmark and with whom she had crossed the ocean and plains. They both settled in fit. Pleasant, one in the far south-west part of the city, the other in the north. They loved to spend a day together. When we called back for Grandma, we were always rewardec* with a piece of cake or pie. Many a Sunday afternoon he would hitch a horse to the buggy and let me take friends to visit girls in Spring City. He would let us, as we grew older, take the team and bob sleigh. With plenty of sleigh bells ringing, we would take in the town, swinging corners on the slick snow. One night, he let my brother Ed and a few couples take the team and sleigh to go to a Snow College dance. As we traveled we were delighted to see Haley's Comet in the western sky. What a thrill! How proud I was when Pa went to church! He was not a church-going man but sincerely religious in his convictions. On days when Pa was to take care of the Sacrament, he was there. Mother would carefully bake bread on Saturday, making sure it was light and good. She would choose a loaf, cut all the crusts away, then slice the beautiful white loaf and place it on a napkin tying the four corners together. She had it in a nice white bag, ready for Pa to take to Sunday School and again for church. What a thrill to see him and another Elder make their way to the children where I sat. The beautiful white bread was always special. Then he caitie with the silver pitcher in one hand, the cup with two
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323316
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