Band of Accomplishment

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title Band of Accomplishment
Description On the tenth day, Wednesday, November ?M, we drove into St, George on a dugway during a heavy rain storm with lightning and thunder all about us. Eleanor was petrified! She crawled under a mattress before she would go on.8 We stayed in an old house that was owned by Sister Vance, a temple worker. Because of the extreme cold, all of the girls began their monthlies at an unscheduled time and we had to wait a wee'-: before we could get married.q Vet, Charles, 3ert, 3rig and Hart went to Santa Clara and hauled wood for the Vance boys \*.e had pulling matches and bet home-made wine on the outcome. HartT s tean won. We had no trouble selling our flour. For each hundred pounds we were paid A3.00, an unheard of amount in any other location.10 The girls used the time to get ready for the return trip to Manti, washing clothes, cleaning wagons--anything that would make them look better and be more comfortable. We were going home as man and wife so each wagon was to become a bridal suite. It was Eleanor's 21st birthday on loveinber 30. Mary surprised her with a cake while we sang "Happy Birthday." Harv had lived in St. George before her family moved to Manti where her father became master mason on that temple .*¦*¦ She had visited with friends and been given enough sugar to make a small cake. It had been a long time since we bad had sweets or fruit, The next morning, December 1, IRSn, we were married in the St. George Temple. The girls wore white dresses that were made alike; we had all spun the yarn for them. The fellows wore white hand-made shirts and long Johns (drawers) to be married in,. There were no white pants We wore white wool stocUings; there were no white shoes. For our wedding supper Sister "ance brought baked beans and pickled grapes. Nothing could have tasted better. We sat around the fireplace in her house and *were content, Our honeymoon was spent traveling to Manti, We started the next morning. The first night we camped at Anderson's Ranch, just before we reached 5^
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Date Created 2005-02-23
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