Purple Lilacs

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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 application/pdf
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 323501
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Title Purple Lilacs
Description .."ould be put on a little coaster wagon, and we ./ere ready for our walk of three blocks to the c 11 v cemetery. The older boys would oull the wagon and the girls would steady" the overflowing baskets. Mount Pleasant ceraetery--grandparents, great grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins. On each grave we was placed in d quart jdr or tall juice cdn. This was set in a hole dug in the firm earth to hold it securely. The containers were filled with fresh water from the rock fountain in the center of the cemetery. We knew where each grave was. . . a great grandfather, who ha'.: ccme from Denmark and crossed the plains was buried near the stone fountain. a grandmother to raise. Then there was the lot with a tall tombstone under the walnut tree. There there were five more graves. We learned each name then moved on to a great grandmother's grave. She was the first to join the church. The baskets were up in the southeast corner of the cemetery, two cousins, with no one else near enough to remember them, but they, too, must share our lilacs. One had died in California of smallpox and was buried from injuries in a mechanical accident in the sugar factory. hot, but our task was completed, the graves were decorated. We would come back later in the afternoon and maybe tomorrow and give the lilacs more water so they could last a little longer. Now we made our way home with the little wagon and the empty baskets, one wilting cluster left in the its sweet fragrance. 103
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Identifier 116_Purple Lilacs.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323442
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