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Andrew Peter's Promise

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz56z9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9

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Title Andrew Peter's Promise
Description ANDREW PETER'S PROMISE Eleanor P. Madsen Ephraim, Utah Professional Division Second Place Short Story The day was hot and sultry. Andrew Peter had been op since before daylight coaxing the small stream of water through the sparse alfalfa patch. "Golly, I'm tired! I must be gettin" old," he said aloud, more to himself than to his nephew who was cutting some weeds out of a ditch near by. The older man sat down on a clump of grass on the ditch bank to rest a few minutes before resuming his task. The younger man, whose name was also Peter, leaned on the shovel handle as he said, "Old? Why, you'll outlast me twenty years. I'll tell you what. If you go first, no matter where I am I'll be to your funeral. If I go first, you gotta promise me you'll come to mine no matter where it is." "It's a deal," exclaimed Andrew Peter as he stretched out his arm to shake hands on the bargain. Many years passed. Peter left Sanpete County and moved for some time. One day in August 1914, Andrew Peter, who was then 82 years old, was out in his field north of Ephraim harvesting peas. Word was brought to him that his nephew Peter, had died and the funeral would be on Wednesday, just two days away. It was a busy time of year for farmers and that black cloud in the west looked like rain. Andrew Peter had given his word to be to the funeral of his namesake so the farming would have to wait. It rained most of the night but Andrew Peter had no his wife, "Martha, tell All and Minnie they can ride with us and Nels and Lilly can take Suzy with them. We'll be better -27-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323621
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323621