The Lund Family

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
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
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Title The Lund Family
Description Pleasant. Since Christiane was unable to go and be with her daughter. Eliza, for the birth of her first child, she arranged for Eliza to come to the family home for the expected event. The baby girl was given the name of Petra. When school started that fall, the children were anxious to go since "a modem, up-to-date Central Public School house was erected on the corner of Main and First East" that year. It was named the Hamilton School. Mathilda's brother Chris was one of the teachers in the new school. With all the responsibilities of the home and new babies to care for, the girls' help was needed so Mathilda Emilia and her sister Amanda took turns going to school and helping at home. This worked out in other ways also, since the girls had only one pair of shoes good enough to wear to school: so Mathilda went six weeks and then stayed home while Amanda went six weeks. Their younger sister. Esther, was in beginner's grade that year. With the coming of December. 1896 was drawing to a close-what an eventful year it had been for Mathilda Emilia and her family. That Christmas was one she always remembered. Quoting from her journal: The family of ten and two babies sat down to the table filled with good things mother had made. That meal is a tradition in my house to this day. (Pork ribs and sausage, potatoes, sour cabbage, jello salad, with donuts and fruit cake for dessert.) The important thing that night was that a place was set and left vacant for father. He told us he would be here in spirit and we all felt that he was. He told us each one where to sit and gave us topics for conversation. Our presents were so meager, but mother made us feel that everything else was more important so we were as happy as if we had been showered with gifts. Esther and I gave readings for the Christmas program held in the church." 1896 had indeed brought many special events into the life of Mathilda Emilia. She was a little older, a little wiser. Was the years of her life multiplied, that year represented a new beginning in her life, just as it was a new beginning for a Mission President, a brother, a niece, a new school and a Territory that became a State. 121
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326779
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