Shoes or Tithing

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Shoes or Tithing
Description SHOES OR TITHING Jewel King Larsen 465 South 100 East St. George, UT %h1lri Professional Division Second Place Anecdote Emily looked thoughtfully at Arthur's worn shoes. "Oh, why can't shoes last longer?" she thought. "What shall I do? Shall I pay my tithing or buy shoes for Arthur? I saw a pair of shoes at Johnson's Merc, for fifty cents that would do for a while, but if I neglect my tithing, I doubt I can save enough to pay it later. Money doesn't go very far." The year was 1902 and Emily had just returned to Spring City, Utah, from Nebraska where she and her husband, John Hardin had worked on a ranch, John recently died from a heart attack, leaving Emily a widow for the third time in ten years with the sole support of children Arthur, John and Maud. Collecting her family of fatherless children, Emily returned to the tiny house in which she lived before her marriage, To support her children, Smily washed clothes for families in the town. She always paid her 10 percent tithing before even food was purchased, but now Arthur needed shoes. After a sleepless night, Emily scurried to the Bishop's storehouse to pay her tithing before temptation conquered. "I know the Lord will provide," she told herself. "He has never failed me yet." Arriving home, Emily was greeted by an excited Maud. "Ila," Maud cried, "a man brought this letter just after you left. He said it is very important." A telegram was a dreaded thing, and with trembling hands Emily slit the envelope, reading it once, then again. The telegram said that if Emily would contact the bank at Salt Lake City, a draft of five hundred dollars would be sent to her, 2
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Date Created 2005-02-19
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