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Healers and Healing

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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
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 323344
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs

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Title Healers and Healing
Description Her brother, too, was noted for his healing powers. It was said that he could stop the flow of blood. At one time he was called on to help a man who was bleeding profusely. lie couldn't go, but he told his caller, "You go. And when you get there, he'll be all right." He could mesmerize snakes, making them docile and harmless. Soon after Joseph's death, baby Bess was sitting on the floor when her mother entered the room. Glancing at her baby, Candace lap. Terrified, she grabbed her child; the snake fell to the floor. Candace's brother stepped out from a hiding place, chuckling. Candace, finding nothing amusing about the incident, "gave him the very old dickens" and warned him never to do such a thing again. Candace's daughter, Nay,' also had a reputation for being a healer. Whenever t'ay visited her sister, Anne, in Mt, Pleasant, everyone they knew "had to have a treatment." Out cane Anne's ironing board for the "patient" to lie on while "ay pro-ceeded< Hay also made a salve, known by the family as "Aunt Hay's green salve," with which she reportedly healed many. The story is told of one fellow who had been wounded during World War I. The wounds simply wouldn't heal, regardless of what the doctors tried, and they were about to give up. But Hay's green salve healed him. And May was a spiritualist, and even attended seances. She had a little Indian spirit she called Bluebell. Whenever Nay was down in the dumps, she called for Bluebell to talk with her. She gave her great-nieces and nephews spirits to talk with when they we're lonely or bored. May liked alfalfa and barley teas. When she came to Mt. Pleasant to visit, she always went away with her year's supply of alfalfa and barley straw. She was a great believer in health foods and kept her body trim and firm. She was a woman born before her time, a woman who would have been right at home among the current fnod faddists and physical fitness proponents. 59
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323261
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs/323261