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Ten Common Pins

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz56z9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9

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Title Ten Common Pins
Description he felt that in a little neglected cemetery some people would always be decorating the wrong graves. Source: Related by the owner of the sheep and the shepherd TEN COMMON PINS Norma S. WanIass Manti, Utah Non-Professional Division Second Place Anecdote July, 1827. Emeline would be six years old on the twenty-third. For weeks she had tired to guess what her birthday gift would be: a pink silk ribbon for her hair, fine lace trim for a Sunday dress, or a new pair of shoes to keep her feet warm and dry next winter? She knew it would be a practical gift: being six meant she was growing up. Now she could take her turn at churning and ironing the flat pieces. Perhaps it would be her own wooden knitting needles. She was learning to knit now and would soon be knitting her own stockings. But no one had remembered, for she had searched everywhere and could find nothing. The family had eaten their supper, and as they sang "Happy Birthday, dear Emeline," her mother drew a packet from under the pillow on her bed and handed it to her. Excitedly she unfolded a pair of fine tan stockings. It was the first of that color she had ever owned. They would be for church and very special occasions. But wait-there was a ball in the foot of a stocking. Cautiously she pushed her hand inside and drew out a- a- a-pin cushion? Sticking in it were two common pins. Her mother said they were shipped all the way from England. They must have cost a huge amount - at least a penny apiece. On her birthday for the next ten years, one or two pins joined the first two, depending upon the family's financial situation. When she was sixteen years old, ten common pins -5-
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Identifier 019_Ten Common Pins.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323588
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323588