The Warning

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
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
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Title The Warning
Description Quick as I could I grabbed a handful of shells, loaded two into the scattergun, handed both gun and extra shells to Cordelia, saw that Ma was downstairs watching me, saw too that she was holding Pa's pistol out in front of her, and I saw finally that her hands were very steady. Feeling proud as punch of that little lady who was my Ha, I grabbed my boot3 and shirt, waved and smiled at her and at Pa's new wife, Cordelia* blew out the lantern, ^^id X was out that window and gone. X heard the door open around front, 1 heard Ma's cool voice order those marshals to stand tight, I heard Cordelia' firm voice echoing Ma's, and 1 knew Pa had got him another good woman. I was glad there were still some around. Gave a feller like me a little hope, happen things continued to stay sour between me and Ida Mae. Instantly those men around front were quieter'n a used-up feather duster, and I waited to hear no more. Thanking the Good Lord that I had a family I could trust and depend upon happen there was trouble, I was off and away across our night-dark pasture, my bare feet making no sound at all as I ran. By cracky, I thought to myself, grinning as I ran. Pa's brag had been good again. Looked like he'd surely have his warning. Source! Yorgason, Mary Caroline Johanna, "Day Books," 3 Vols., 1888, 1869, 1890. Fountain Green, Utah Territory. Yorgason Family traditions and legends. It is unknown which of James Yorgason1s sons came home unexpectedly during that summer night in 1889, nor is it remembered which "new wife" shared the foregoing experience with him. Ho one remembers with certainty, and Mary in her Daybook for 1889 says only: "my brother came home from the herd and in the dark climbed into bed with Pa's new wife. There sure was a ruckus, and I don't know who was most surprised." -29-
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