Only Love and Faith Could Do It All

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
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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 324356
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Title Only Love and Faith Could Do It All
Description The thermometer recorded below-zero temperatures many times, but finally got up to 39 degrees after many weeks, and the Indians never left then in peace from their persistent begging and pillaging and threatening all through this first-winter's terrible trialsl In addition to all this, when the ground began to warm, they found they had dug-out on a veritable snake-pit! 3i£ spotted rattle snakes crawled from this grey hill into beds, cupboards, and pantries, every available place that felt warn. They were just emerging from comatose state (their most dangerous time because they strike wherever they feel warmth and not from seeing their victims). Many of the terrible, dangerous vipers were killed, hundreds of then, hunted and killed by light of pine torches, evtm at night. But again the Saints were protected and not one man, woman or child was bitten. My own little grandmother told, in her writings, of finding one lapping the cream from a precious, very scarce, pan of milk. Thinking only of no cream or butter for her hungry ones, she grabbed that viper and literally strangled it with her two Hork-worr., tiny. Oh, you who had suffered humiliation, insults, deprivation, deaths, driven from well-ordered and cherished homes and loved ones, driven from County to County and State to State, ... could any one ever doubt your faith in and for the truth? Could anyone not cherish all their lives, could they abuse and take lightly and unappreciated the fragile, precious gift you carried to them over unraarked, unending miles of treacherous, barren plain and unsurmountable peaks? Can we, who enjoy the fought-for comforts and fruited, golden joys of blessings, ever repay, in word or deed your unselfish sacrifices and labors? Could money ever buy liberty and freedom? NO, It cannot be ¦bought but it helps support both 'life-necessary,' important privileges. I reverently thank you, though never in this life could I repay you in enough gratitude and appreciation. T thank you agair: and again for my home in the mountains, for this 'granary' of plenty. I do declare my ever-increasing love and gratitude and delight for the fertile place of knowledge and culture that you helped build with suffering, dangers, misunderstandings and money that had been bo hard to get. All of my bright tomorrows, and those of any who are beneficiaries of your important part so willingly given, so these 'love-grants' can continue, all depended on you pioneers. We do bow our heads at the foot of all the edifices that bear your signatures. The lonely grey hill, that once held and gave warmth to ray loved ones, the templed spires that reach into our. hurtful-blue skies, the industries started at such cost here in our -32-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324307
Reference URL