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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Pioneer Christmas (1875) with the Peter Munk Family
Description her own chocolate mouse. She cried out and then began to sob loudly as she saw it melting and running down the burning log to the waiting ashes. Just then Pa entered the room with a huge armful of wood. He was in tine to hear and see the commotion and the end of May's mouse. Ha was already trying to console her sobbing daughter. Dropping the wood on the hearth, Pa held his arms wide to encircle May with his love and under-standing. Between sobs she heard him ask, "Have you girls looked out of the window to see what happened last night? Get dressed fast, put your shawls around your shoulders, and come with me. Maybe you can solve the mystery." Hurriedly, the girls dressed, and clutching their shawls, they followed Pa outside to the foot of the fire-place chimney. There the snow was disturbed. Pointing her finger at a large depression in the snow, Minerva excitedly exclaimed, "Look, Santa must have put his bag here while he sorted out out things! And look, something must have fallen out of his bag! See these little holes in the snow!" She stooped and thrust her hand into the nearest hole to find what had made it. She felt something hard, and clutching it, withdrew her hand. There in her open palm was a hard piece of candy. She handed it to May, and soon the snow was packed hard with their footprints as each child investigated more holes, always remembering May and her loss, until finally May's hands could hold no more. Chattering with speculation and excitement, the little girls turned and followed Pa back into their warm home. Their dreams had come true! Santa had stopped at their house, and now they could prove just how he did it. That Christmas day they worked and played together and they knew the meaning of love and losing, of giving and sharing. That particular Christmas and its happenings live always in their memories. -37-
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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 323000
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