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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
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Title Gleaning
Description GlLEANING Lillian Winn Fjeldsted 799 South 830 East Sandy, Utah Non-professional Division Third Place Short Story One of the world's greatest paintings was done by Jean Francios Millet. It shows women gleaning in the fields and it is called "The Gleaners." One of the great stories of the Bible tells of Ruth going to the fields to glean for wheat heads left behind after the harvest. In the world of today we never hear of such an activity. But in my life-time, I had this experience. During the first World War, President Wilson asked every child to buy Saving Stamps to help the war effort. He suggested that every young person get a project that would help in earning money to purchase these stamps. My parents gave me a setting hen and eggs to put under her. When the eggs were hatched, it was my responsibility to care for them. My father was not a farmer, so there was not a granary to go to for food for my little brood. So early one morning, my mother took me with her to glean in a field where the wheat had been recently harvested. Many Relief Society members went gleaning that same day. We walked up and down the furrows and stooped down to pick up the heads of wheat that had fallen there during the process of harvesting. I filled a flour sack with these heads. We threshed the heads by putting them on an old blanket and flailing them with big sticks to get the kernels of wheat out of the heads. We then tossed the blanket up and down to remove the chaff from the wheat kernels. When the wheat kernels were cleaned, I ground them in an old coffee grinder to make the wheat pieces small enough for the pullets to eat. -38-
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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 323031
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