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Danish Meeting

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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
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

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Title Danish Meeting
Description that time. The members of the group that I remember were all from the Ephraim South Ward. They were: Willie (William) Larson Sr. and his wife, Inga Christiansen, mother of Rudolph and Merrill, Catherine Christensen, wife of Peter Christensen, and Mrs. Paul Mortenson. The last two named were recent converts to the church. They added much to the choir, because they both had beautiful soprano voices. Willie Larson was the leader of the group. Each time the choir met, the hostess would serve a delicious Danish food, such as, Danish dumpling soup or a Danish pastry. There was usually barley beer to drink. There were a number of amusing things that happened during those two years. One of them, that I remember quite vividly happened when one of the brethren was called upon to say the prayer, at the beginning of the meeting. He prayed in English. After he had prayed for a while, Mormon Preacher (Andrew Christian Neilson), who always pulled his chair up close to the stove, shouted out, "Pray in Danish." The frustrated man exclaimed, "Oh, Yah, yah, yah!" He then started his prayer all over again, praying in Danish. I was impressed with the sincerety and humbleness of these early converts. Although I did not understand the language, I did get so I could get the drift of what they were saying. After two years of acting as their organist, I decided to go back to Sunday School on Sunday mornings. The last day I was there, they presented me with a lovely locket to show their appreciation to me. I was humbled by this ges-ture. I think I shed a few tears. That locket was one of my most prized possessions. Danish meetings were held for a few years after this, but soon after my grandfather died, they were discontinued. The loyalty of these Danish saints to their beloved past was perpetuated for years in an annual Danish Reunion for all Danish converts from all over the state. This -12-
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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 323029
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bp00z2/323029