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
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title The Casket with the Window
Description Not long after this father called me to go for a ride with him. This was a memory I shall always hold in ray heart, for father and I shared that day an experience that most proper young ladies never had. We rode in the wagon out to the old cemetery and there father dug up dear Sena lona's grave. Mother had purchased the casket with the window in it as had so many folks in those times. Father stood and gazed at the babe he had never held and ypt- had mourned so for while in the far away state of Iowa two years hence. Her little body was still perfectly preserved. I felt his pain as he spoke softly and held me close for what seemed a fleeting moment. He told me of his strong feeling of urgency to move her body into the new cemetery and how his heart and nind would never rest until, he had seen his precious child, We were father and daughter sharing a moment that my siblings were not to know of for years to come. We t^en moved Sena Iona to her present grave in the new cemetery. Many folks moved their lovec1 ones at this time, but I'm sure none felt as I did that day. Returning home I looked on with comfort in my heart as father held his newest daughter, Leota, born in October 1901, and later as he played with his last son, Lorenzo, born in September 1904t Yes, it was a hard but good life in those early years in Ephraim and my heart is content as I think of the reunion we will surely have one day in a place not far, and hopefully not much different, from our old hometowne Sources: Personal recollections of Geneva Cc Anderson Olsen, History of the life of Joseph Emmanuel Anderson, Ephraim's First One hundred Years 1854-1954, Personal recollections of Eva R. Anderson. 97
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Date Created 2005-02-23
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