A Woman Called Mary

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
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Title A Woman Called Mary
Description By now Mary had a nice log home to live in. She also homesteaded a piece of ground at the foot of the West Mountain. She had a fine orchard there, with fruits of many kind. She would walk the distance from orchard home to town daily, sometimes three and four times a day. She loved to stop along the way to visit with folks, for she loved people. She would often carry a basket of fruit or vegetables, and sometimes eggs, to sell at the store and buy groceries. She had many tasks to perform, which she liked to do. She washed and carded the wool, making cloth from the thread she spun on her spinning wheel. She made her own and her sons' clothing, made quilts and rag rugs. She helped to raise grain, then used the straw to make their straw hats. Grandmother Mary had a cow, and proud she was of that Jersey. She milked it and took care of the cow herself. She made many pounds of butter from the cream that was churned with a wooden dasher inside the churn. Some- of the butter was formed into pretty designed molds and these were either sold or given as gifts. For a time, this dear woman was not only a grandmother, but a mother as well, taking care of us, her grandchildren, after the death of our mother, her daughter-in-law. Everyone liked to go to Grandmother's home, or have her come to their home. She was a very interesting person, made history live with her stories. She was a fun-loving person, liked to sing and dance. She was naturally a dramatic lady, so she and her English friend would often entertain at social gatherings and programs. She was an excellent cook, made the kind of raisin buns everyone liked to eat. She made round cottage-cheese balls. One treat everyone liked was her bread, cream and sugar treat. Delicious! What gifts and talents she had even through her schooling, three miles each way. Her teacher had the misfortune of losing both of his hands, but she said he was a fine teacher, strict, and had a hickory stick tied to his wrist, and sometimes his pupils felt the weight of that stick. Grandmother could skillfully knit, using four thin, steel needles, making booties, stockings, and sweaters. She loved flowers and always had a flower garden. "Grandmother's Old Fashioned Flower Garden" ...remembered, and often sung nowadays. Summer evenings, neighbors, friends - adults and children alike - would go to her home for visiting, and songfests. Grandmother liked that. Everyone was welcome to her home. Grandmother Mary now had a new home, a fine brick one, with 20
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326065
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