Little Luella Turns Eight

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
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 Little Luella Turns Eight
Description homemade cookies, abs, and cinnamon rolls and delivered them to widows in our ward. The greatest calling we received was in the summer of 1907; we were invited to be at the Manti Temple to help clean and polish the oxen, the winding stairs, and the throne room. I had never seen a winding stairway with gold-plated bannisters, so when I was assigned to start at the bottom of the steps, I was excited and I wanted to do ray very best. None of the girls had been in the House of the Lord be fore. There it stood h igh on a hill, a thousand steps leading to the front door. Children often played on the steps, never thinking they might have the opportunity to go inside the beautiful temple and see the unusual rooms and the furnishings. Our teacher, Sister Davenport, instructed us what to wear, what to bring and how to conduct ourselves. We left our shoes in the vestibule; each girl was given a whisk broom, a dust pan, and a dust cloth. Sweeping, dusting, polishing a stairway might not be exciting to many girls, but I thought it was very important and I felt privileged to be in the HOUSE OF THE LORD doing a small part of the work needed there. When we reached the top of the stairs, a door opened onto a balcony that crossed the building to the east tower. As we walked along the white walkway, our teacher had us pause and look at the valley below. "What a beautiful valley," she said. "This valley was selected by Brigham Young just as he selected the hill for the Manti Temple, and your grandparents came in covered wagons and settled here in the fall of 1849. Notice the range of mount sins on the west, and to the east the towering Wasatch Mountains and the precious valley in between. This valley is a special valley, blessed by the hand of promise. Please girls, never forget this !" At the end of the balcony, a door opened under the east tower where a long flight of stairs took us down to the arch, the great arch hewn out of the hillside. It connected the magnificent white building to the remaining hillside. Our voices 3U
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325703
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