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 Johanna hardly knew which way to turn. Sleepless nights and worried days marked her existence. She loved Anders and couldn't bear to think of his leaving without her, put she could not leave so much that was dear to her to journey to an unknown people in an unknown land for a religion she could not understand. "Oh, why does life become so mixed up," she thought. She didn't want to see the men, Elders, Anders called them, who had been responsible for all the unhappiness of the summer that had started out to be so perfect. As autumn came on crops had been gathered, fruit picked and stored, the smell of apples penetrated the house. As she thought she spent hours walking about the ground among the bronze and golden leaves, a winey, spicy scent was in the air. Christmas would soon be here and both at home and at Krusenberg Manor preparations went on apace...animals were butchered, cakes were baked, the houses scrubbed and decorated with firs and evergreen bough. She tried not to let her unrest spoil the holidays. As winter wore on during the long nights they huddled around the "Kakelugns" (the white porcelain stoves) and after the usual sagas and stories were told to the children she and Anders would talk. She listened with only half-opened ears as he told her the story of Joseph Smith and his message, as he read to her many passages from the Bible to show that what he taught was true. But her pastor from the old parish church would also come and talk and quote passages and her mind was in a turmoil. But a strange thing happened. She found an unaccounted for serenity come over her as she listened to her husband while the Minister's arguments brought forth arguments from her. "I will see your Elders," she said one day, to the great joy of her husband. They prayed together, peace came to her home, and another September day one year from the time of Anders' baptism she and her two eldest children Jon and Matilda were baptized in the cool, clear waters of her beloved Lake Malaren. "We must now prepare to go to Zion," Anders said, "Be-cause the Baron and Baroness disapproved so much of what we have done I feel it best we leave Krusenberg now rather than 33
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323525
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323525