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My Aunt Sadie

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6k64g79
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79

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Title My Aunt Sadie
Description those day, in several other homes in Manti until Dr. Olsen told her she would make a fine nurse and helped her make application to the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. She entered training in 1908 and graduated in 1911 with honors, despite beginning with only an eighth-grade education. After graduation she practiced nursing in Salt Lake City before returning to Manti. In June 1922, she married a widower, James R. Olsen and became the stepmother of two sons and two daughters. Aunt Sadie didn't have any children of her own, but she raised a foster daughter from infancy and to us, her nieces and nephew, she was more than an aunt: she was often a second mother. After she and Uncle Jim were married, they moved into a two-story light red, brick home, built in 1900, on the northeast comer of Third Horth and Second East. For all practical purposes this home became the only hospital Manti has ever had. Prom the second story, on the west side of the house, was a magnificent stairway with a wonderful banister, just made for sliding down. Underneath the stairway was a storage area that was well-used in the game of hide-and-seek. The middle room on the ground floor, between the kitchen on the east and the bedrooms on the west, was the "hospital room." The bed was located by the big south window where, while lying in bed recuperating, patients could look out onto the big expanse of lawn and flowers, falling leaves, snow and ice, or the new buds of spring, depending on the time of year they were confined in the "hospital." My turn in this bed was in August when I was 18 and suddenly needed an operation to have my appendix removed. The operation was performed on Aunt Sadie's kitchen table, in an immaculate kitchen, as sterile as a hospital operating room. Afterward I was transferred to this comfortable bed by the window where I could watch the world go by. When the Olsen's moved into this house, the water 53
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323819
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323819