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Aunt Marion

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1987
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6zc810f
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323501
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc810f

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Title Aunt Marion
Description settled in Manti, Utah, some years bacK, needed and his 13-year-old daughter crippled with rheumatic fever in the next room. (Today we know this as Infantile Paralysis.) His son Alex had just moved back to the old home with a little girl 21 months old. Marion sailed from Glasgow in an old ship. The Wiscassit, not the best of ships or the safest, but after seven weeks on very rough waters she was in America. By the time she reached Manti, Alex's wife had died of pneumonia. Alex Jr.'s wife had died in childbirth with her second baby and there stood a wee bit of a child needing a mother. "This is Aunt Marion," Papa said, and her arms extended. t^er sKiile and beautiful face became iny joy, my guidance and my loving friend. With tender care, patience, exercise and prayers. Aunt Marion had Grandpa's daughter Margaret on her feet learning to use her legs. Papa had taken a job with the state and was away more than he was home, and I was becoming the daily little helper. By the time I was five, I was turning the churn, icing the Scotch shortbread, peeling the vegetables for the broth and frying the Finnie Haddie. Every spring Aunt Marion and I put on our bonnets she had made and hiked to the hills to gather sage brush. She would steep this native weed and use it for the hair. Xn the fall we left hand - in-hand for the woods where pine trees were growing. There we gathered pine cones in a heavy gunny sack. We brought them home and roa sted them in the oven until the pine nuts easily popped out of each cone. One cannot dance the Highland Fling without a wearing authentic Scotch Kilts. Such a perfect teacher, such great fun! Soon neighbors learned of this wise and kindly woman whom they could call upon for council or help in time of trouble. Her knowledge of the use of herbs saved many in times of illness: lemon juice and honey for bronchitis; mustard plasters for 94
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Identifier 107_Aunt Marion.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323372
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc810f/323372