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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
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 Memories
Description MEMORIES Sandra Ockey Box 596 Ephraim, UT 84627 Non-Professional Division First Place Poetry How well I remember her. She must have been old even then. Her thinning, white hair, Her soft, wrinkled cheek. How often I pressed my own cheek to hers. I don't remember hearing her gossip Or talk loudly, Or speak rudely, But I do remember her laugh-- A sweet, ladylike laugh, Much like the kiss of the sun on the blue mountains. Such was she. She could tell wonderful stories, Stories of yesterday- Of covered wagons, Indians and uprisings, Hardship, hard work, and infinite trust in God. She, with her beautiful home and treasures, Speaking of tents, log cabins, and sod houses. The thirsty finger of the sun often taking the crops, And the frozen feet of winter covering the land in early fall. Her words seemed incredible, But I knew, Without conscious volition, That she spoke the simple truth. A starving baby, A crying child. An overworked mother, An exhausted father. These things were real-these people were real. Yes, this beautiful lady, This cold, hungry child, Ironically alike Yet a distance of 75 years separated them. Memories, Like the migrating geese, Are often far away, But always sure to return. -25-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325414
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