The Pretty Paper Box

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1993
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324626
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Title The Pretty Paper Box
Description families. They also bought new clothes for themselves. They must have been five happy young men who boarded the train for home with all those lovely boxes of gifts for their loved ones. Most of them had never had ready-made clothes before. My mother said she remembered, as a little girl, how delighted she was to see the little red coat her Uncle Jack Watson had brought for her in the pretty box. Through the years, I remember doing things vicariously for my mother. When she could not be some place she wanted to be, she would send me there instead. 1 would come home and tell her everything I had seen and remembered. I always felt really privileged to act for her, and 1 would try to remember every detail to tell her. My mothers brother, Ed, had passed away, and was buried in the Moroni cemetery. She had not been able to go to the cemetery with the family. One day she asked me to go to the cemetery and see his grave and headstone. My mother-in-law, Mary Story, helped me find the grave. It was near the graves of his wife, daughter and grandchild. It was on the Jensen lot. The Jensens were his wife's parents. I stood near the graves and tried to remember other stones and names. When I later told my mother about it, it seemed to be just what she needed to comfort her. I loved doing things for her and my dad. I always wanted to please them. Many years later, my husband Worth and I and our three children lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Worth was the mayor of Cheyenne. It was necessary for him to go to the bank in Chicago to sign bonds for the Cheyenne Water Project. I was able to go with him. While I prepared for the trip, t thought of the Marshall Fields Store, and that I would now have the opportunity of seeing it. 1 was thrilled thinking about it. I saw that lovely store in downtown Chicago. It was a beautiful store and I tried to remember everything so I could tell my parents. I later wrote a letter to them in Utah, after we returned to Cheyenne. My mother was happy that I had done it for her as well as for myself. I recently learned that the Fields family had sold the store, but it has not been changed, it is still a beautiful store. Many things have been added during these many years. It is now a Chicago landmark.
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Identifier 054_The Pretty Paper Box.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324613
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