Another New Day

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 04
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1972
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 325827
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Title Another New Day
Description Mary had been so busy she had almost forgotten her two babies until she heard an impatient squall coming from the wagon. The baby was awake and demanding immediate attention. As Mary entered the wagon, her three year old daughter said, "Mama, baby sister crying, I cold." "Yes, Betsy dear, Mama will look after the baby and when the kettle boils we will be warm." As she spoke, Mary wrapped Betsy in a warm woolen shawl and picked 11 month old Ann up to feed her. The fire burned low and Mary refueled it with more willows. As the kettle began to boil she lifted it carefull into the wagon. The canvas flaps were snuggly tied to the wagon frame and the interior became hazy with steam. Before long the two children were sleeping peacefully in the warm, cozy wagon. Mary dozed briefly between fire refuelings. She dared not let the fire go clear out as she could hear wild animals, pro-bably wolves and coyotes howling to the moon nearby. She stood for a few moments looking past the orange flames into the moon-lit wilderness. "Can this really be me out here in this frozen wasteland?" she thought. Just a few short years ago she had been a girl spending her winter evenings in the comfortable farmhouse of her parents. Gathered around the fireside were friends and family singing and enjoying the hospitality of hot tea and biscuits. But all that had changed, when two Latter-day Saint missionaries had come to her door with a message of a plan of life that Mary had accepted immediately and without question. Her parents were bitterly opposed to her joining the church, and when she was baptized they disinherited her. She knew that she would never see her home or loved ones again, but her testimony was much stronger than the desire to remain in familiar surroundings. When she met and married the handsome young coalminer, who was also a recent convert, her heart was filled with gratitude. She looked forward eagerly to the time when they would be financially able to come to America and live among the Saints in the Salt Lake Valley. - 39 -
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325780
Reference URL