Yearning for Yesterday

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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 application/pdf
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 Yearning for Yesterday
Description It is true that our world was smaller in those days. Travel was somewhat limited. There was no television. Radios came into being during our youth and afforded entertainment and news broadcasts, but without viewing events as they happen or within hours, they seemed a world away. Our lives were less complex. Often, on summer evenings, families relaxed on their front porches and invited neighbors who were out for a stroll to linger and visit. Popular family vacations were camping trips in nearby mountains. Men and boys fished, women and girls hiked, gathered wild flowers and rapturously gazed at breathtaking scenery and wildlife. Over an evening campfire, we toasted marshmallows, told stories, studied the night stars and basked in family togetherness. Members of our group either visited or lived in some of the country's largest cities, interacted professionally and socially with very sophisticated individuals, and learned foreign languages and cultures. Some became entrepreneurs with their husbands, creating successful businesses. We feel a lively sense of gratitude that our early training provided a strong, sure foundation which enriched our lives and gave them purpose wherever we were. We like to think that perhaps we brought to those complex environments a refreshing sense of personal freedom, our love of nature and family values. We also like to hope that the home that first introduced us in our youth to the joys of prudent living and simple pleasures has retained its integrity and beauty and that our yearning for yesterday has a basis in present reality. Leona Squirts. Chrisleen Squires /Courtesy. Vonda Merriam, Lillian Fax! 83
Format application/pdf
Identifier 097_Yearning for Yesterday.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324625
Reference URL