Contents

A Pioneer Christmas (1875) with the Peter Munk Family

Update item information
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
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6bp00z2
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

Page Metadata

Title A Pioneer Christmas (1875) with the Peter Munk Family
Description time, Ma pulled the trundle bed from beneath the big bed and said, "Now it's time for you girls to hang your stock-ings from those small nails in the mantel and then you can get ready for bed, for morning will come before you know it. Say your prayers and then you can watch the flicker of the flames make shadows on the walls until you are asleep." Stooping, she kissed each small, upturned face and watched with pride as the children threw their arms around Pa's neck to bid him goodnight. Almost before their heads touched the pillows they were asleep, to dream of Santa and hurry the morning along. Before going to their bed, Pa and Ma stood over the sleeping children and thought how blessed they were to have three such beautiful little girls. Then Pa quietly banked the fire for the night, and soon all was quiet in the fragrance of the pine, which stood as a sentinel in the corner. Morning light was just coming through the window when Pa arose, stirred the fire, and went outside to begin his daily chores. Hearing the door close, Minerva stepped gingerly from under the warm quilts, and, standing on the small braided rug in front of the fireplace, she quietly examined the strange-shaped stockings hanging from the mantel. As she reached for her black, handknit stocking, her movements awakened May, who scrambled out of bed, and, heedless of the cold floor, grabbed her equally out-of-shape stocking. Turning, she bounded back onto the trundle bed. Quickly she pulled the big bulge from her stocking and without even looking at it, tossed it aside. Then, turning her stocking upside down, a hard object in the toe fell at her feet. "Oh! A MOUSE!" Frightened, and without thinking, she bent over and grabbed the hated animal and flung it into the fire. By this time, Minerva had also come back to the warmth of their bed, but she had moved more slowly. The big "bulge in her stocking had revealed a shawl for her shoulders and when she shook her stocking, a rather large something fell on the bed. Stooping, she picked it up to find a per-fectly formed mouse made of delicious chocolate. May glanced at her sister's first-ever chocolate candy and then turned to the fire, where she had tossed -36-
Format image/jpeg
Identifier 050_A Pioneer Christmas (1875) with the Peter Munk Family.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-18
Date Modified 2005-02-18
ID 322999
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bp00z2/322999