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The Casket with the Window

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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 The Casket with the Window
Description THE CASKET WITH ""H^ WINDOW Martha Rae Olsen P.O. Box IH Ephraim, TIT 84627 Non-Professional Division Third Place Short Story I was just seventeen in 1898, the year father left on a mission for the LDS church to the Northern States area. I being the oldest had the responsibility of the farm as well as the household chores. Mother was expecting her eighth child in five months so she needed extra help in the home, and there was all summer to look forward to the farm work. My brothers were a big help on the farm, Orrin being fifteen and Ellery thirteen, and even Emmanuel did what he could at eight years old. There was the plowing, the irrigating, and the harvesting of the hay and grain. This was not going to be my idea of a good time. But I loved father and the respect I had for him was going to show in doing what had to be done while he was gone. I dared not question his words or rebel against the responsibility put upon roe. And the fact that I was a young lady made no difference in the pattern my life was to take in the years to come. I felt bad that at times I had to lose my temper when the boys lingered or complained. I knew it was hard for them to work so touch and especially to have a big sister always on them to work harder and forget their foolishness. But if a water fight broke out while making a dam, or a wrestling match in the hay took a few minutes out of the working day, I tried to overlook the undisciplined action of the boys o Besides looking after the farm, we had a vegetable garden on the north si^e of the house, and -an orchard of apple, pear, plum and cherry trees, a strawberry patch and currant and gooseberry bushes on the east side of the house. These all had to be cared for and harvested. Mother always 94
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323327
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs/323327