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 her, but with gratitude that they could bury her in the ground. It seemed to Anders that when he changed his Swedish dalar for American dollars it was so little he had left and it took the last to bury his baby. He was offered help by the emigration authorities but he refused saying all he wanted was an op-portunity to work. That he got. Never in his 78 years on earth did he learn the phrase...Something for Nothing. Leaving the tiny grave they journeyed to Sanpete County the mecca for Scandinavian Saints where Anders could get some farming land. The journey south was long and tedious. Johanna was anxious to get settled, get a roof over her head, have her things about her. They passed through pretty little towns and saw crops being taken off fields. But this country was so different from her homeland, "Shall I ever get used to it? Can my faith be strong enough to make me accept all this without looking homeward?" When they reached Mayfield their first concern was finding shelter for the winter. Anders assisted by Jon dug a large cellar. Across one end they built bins for grain. On top of the strain they put the feather beds. As she unpacked the green box memories were awakened in her as she handled the intimate things from her old home... the heavy linen, a glass sugar bowl...blue sprigged china...each object a link with some happening there. In one corner Anders set up a last and some small shoemaking equipment he had brought so in spare time he might ply his trade and soon in this new land he was known as he had been in the old...Shoemaker Mattsson. "Look, all you can see of our house is just the chimney sticking out of the ground. It is funny to live under the ground. Why do we, Father?" "Some day we will have a fine house above ground," Anders promised. Johanna came out of the dugout. Once more she stood in the doorway of her home. She looked at the barren sagebrush waste stretching to rugged mountains for a backdrop, occasion- ally the sagebrush gave way to newly-broken farmland; here 36
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Identifier 048_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 323528
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323528