Hello, New World

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 05
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Sothern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1973
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6tm788q
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 323578
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q

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Title Hello, New World
Description "Have you no dreams then, Fru Mattsson, to go to America as so many of our countrymen are?" "No, Greta, No! This is my home. Do you know, Greta?" she went on, "that this part of Sweden where we are living is the very cradle of Swedish civilization, the Svears from whom we got our name lived here, from here Vikings sailed to all parts of the world, and in Uppsala, just a few miles away Christianity began in our country. It is a good land." Two pair of busy hands worked most of the day. As they were finishing Johanna heard Jon calling "Kom Kosin In", his clear childish voice floating over the land and echoing faintly in the hills, and she knew the cows would obey that call and come to be milked. Anders had not yet returned when she reached the red house with a white trim situated on a light elevation. From her porch stoop she could look over the rolling acres of green farmland to the wooded hills for a backdrop, hay drying on fences, an occasional cow or horse could be seen grazing knee-deep in the fodder-rich meadows; the cabins of the peasant workers dotted the land here and there. In another direction she could see the venerable old mansion of Krusenberg in its park and formal gardens with an avenue of magnificent trees leading to it, and beyond -- the lake. Upstairs in the shoemaking shops she could hear her hus-band's helpers finishing their day's work on the fine dancing pumps for the baroness or riding boots for the baron on whose estate they lived, or the sturdy working shoes needed by the farming peasants. Her life was that of a busy Swedish housewife. The long bread pole in the ceiling on which hung circles of rye bread evidenced baking days at the huge brick stove, occupying one end of the kitchen. Brass and copper pans hanging above were shining after their midsummer polishing. She spun and wove all the clothes for the family, and their huge supply of linen. Candles must be made and quilts. To Johanna it seemed she had lived at Krusenberg always. She had been born at Alsike Suken the parish nearby. She re- 30
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Identifier 042_Hello, New World.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323522
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323522