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A Pioneer Christmas (1875) with the Peter Munk Family

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1983
Type Text
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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 323075
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bp00z2

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Title A Pioneer Christmas (1875) with the Peter Munk Family
Description A PIONEER CHRISTMAS (1875) WITH THE PETER MUNK FAMILY Ruth D. Scow 94 West 400 South Manti, Utah Non-professional Division Second Place Short Story Little May wiped the steam from their one lone window with her chubby fist so she could peer through the cleared space. "I wish Pa would hurry with our Christmaa tree. He's been gone such a long time, and he said he was only going to the Red Point. I'm so tired waiting for him to come." Minerva, her older sister, wanting to look too, crowded May aside. "I wish he would come, for tonight is Christmas Eve and I'd sure like to get the tree decorated so we can enjoy it." Mother heard the girls talking, and she, with three-year-old Clara at her side, said, "Just forget about Pa for a while. He'll be here before you know it, probably with the best smelling pinion pine on the entire hill, and when you get it decorated, it will be the prettiest tree you ever saw." She paused. "While we're waiting, let's get some red and gold colored apples from the out-side cellar. Minerva, that's your job. May, you and Clara can help with the popcorn. Now, let's all get busy." Time flew, and soon the smell of apples being polished and popcorn being popped permeated the lean-to-kitchen adjoining the large rock room with the fireplace and the beds. The girls busied themselves with helping. The pan of fluffy white popcorn was so tempting that for a while eating was the order of the day. Finally, with appetites satisfied, they began threading each kernel on a string. This occupied their minds and hands and their happy faces beamed. Christmas was the most wonderful time of the year. -34-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-18
Date Modified 2005-02-18
ID 322997
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bp00z2/322997