Groundcheery Dresses

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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
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Groundcheery Dresses
Description one small cherry inside.- At first, the cherries rolled around in the b.ottom of the bucket, but soon more were added and the bucket began to fill. Lunch was a respite from the bending and podding, but soon the hard work began again. . . Pick, pod, pick, pod, until the sound of wagon wheels told them it was time to go home. Papa praised their accomplishments as he carried the bucket of cherries to the wagon. Riding home, they admired their day's work, but heads nodded to the jolts of the wagon as it moved toward Manti. After a cool drink of water and a slice of homemade bread, the girls began to sort the cherries had fallen among the cherries. Then the cherries were put in a soda water solution tosoften the skins. Finally, they were spread on the roof of the granary shed to dry in the hot sun. 'lach day they were inspected, rolled, or turned, so that the cherries dried evenly. "ach evening after a hot, tiring day, nore cherries were added to the collection on the roof. Every morning the girls found new patches of waiting groundcherry bushes ^ach night after spreading the cherries on the shed roof, the girls almost fell into bed because they were so tired; yet, the next morning they were ready to go again. As the cherries dried to a hardness so that they would keep and not mold, they were put in a flour sack. Finally, the day came when the sack was almost full, and the girls cast around for a market to buy their product; but no such market was to be had in Manti. Then came another bright idea. A young couple were planning on going to the Endowment House in Salt Lake City to be married. Yes, they would take the dried groundcherries with them and sell them to Z.C.M.I., and yes, they would buy some cloth for dresses with the money they received. The girls were excited, but the days of waiting were slow in passing. In those days, it took almost five days to reach Halt hake City, and then there was the marriage and the return trip. Finally the girls' patience was rewarded. 87
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Date Created 2005-02-23
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