The Bishop's Watermelon Patch

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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
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Bishop's Watermelon Patch
Description were sticking in her pin cushion. Each time they were used, they were carefully returned to their place of safekeeping. In 1852, when Emeline, Walter, her husband, and their family crossed the plains to the Great Salt Lake Valley, ten common pins went along. Many times she loaned them to her neighbors. Once, only nine pins were returned, but after the dirt floor had been swept and sifted very carefully, the lost one again took its place with the other nine. Ten years later Emeline still had ten common pins. In a world where it was a constant struggle to provide the necessities of life, they were used continually. Source: Orville S. Cox Genealogy Bulletin, Page 4. Book of Knowledge, Volume 9, "Pins and Needles", Page 3040. THE BISHOP'S WATERMELON PATCH Carolyn Christensen Gunnison, Utah Non-Professional Division Honorable Mention Anecdote I don't know why we climbed that fence that lead to the watermelon patch. I don't know why we took out our pocket knives and cut one open. We had no sooner taken the first few bites when out of nowhere rode Jim. He spotted us and raced to tell Mother. How were we to know it was the Bishop's patch? Mother was waiting for us, and announced that no dinner would be served until we had "made it right with the Bishop" We weren't hungry anymore, but after an hour good smells began coming from our house. We started out to tell the Bishop. The four of us proceeding Indianstyle planned each step carefully as we walked across the public square covered with sagebrush. Which wife should we check first? The door -6-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323589
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