Touches on Time

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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 Touches on Time
Description Like Samson, in his blindness, they were of the blind who will not see any fault in what they love, and they forged ahead in spite of all the obstacles that they should have seen, and given into. This "second place", this unbearably picturesque valley, came to me, not on a silver platter, but on hard won land made livable to tools used by my own. Land preordained to be kept hidden and saved for those who would pay the price. I have not many and landmarks in my great-grandparents world, they take me too far back and many have been lost to us through neglect. Such lovely homes and businesses, Temples built in Nauvoo and Kirtland. Land and homes in Far West and Quincy and many more things that had been theirs. Wealthy, they left it all behind or had given it to the cause of freedom to worship as they chose. They left it to carry this new found, precious gift of life and light to me and mine. We say we are grateful for it. But can our gratitude for all the aforementioned be portrayed in one day a year, in parades where bands play, where marchers march with proud step and stance and chests out like proud, strutting, pewter pigeons? It is well to honor them publicly, it is only proper that we do, and to sing and dramatize their brave deeds, but what of the writing of these stories, tributes and eulogies to their fair names? What about the research required for their history and genealogy? It can be lost if told only by word and action. Can the precious rooms of my dear, little grandmother, Anna Maria, be staged, with proper props, in pageant? These rooms she flavored as her rose-petaled sachet bags flavored her handkerchiefs and underthings. Could it ever portray her poetry of lace, quilting, rug-making, beaded gloves and expert seamstress sewing and tailoring? No, it must be written down, for those who come after, to cherish and remember. Can spotlight show her leaning figure as it bent above the flame to make food sweet for loved ones, even in later years with her fine old hand and pain disabled knees? 41
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Identifier 053_Touches on Time.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323576
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323576