The Three Pies

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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
ID 323735
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Title The Three Pies
Description THE THREE PIPES Stanford Madsen Manti, Utah Non-Professional Division Honorable Mention Senior Anecdote Niels Peter Domgaard was my wife's grandfather. After joining the Latter-day Saint Church in Denmark in 1851, he was called to preside over the Aalborg Branch. After accept-ing Mormonism there was one bad habit he knew that he must break, that of smoking tobacco. The following episode depicts Niels Peter's character as a man of honesty, strong willpower, and determination. He owned three pipes. One was short, made of wood, and when he smoked it, it hung down from his lip. The second was longer, twelve inches to be exact. He enjoyed smoking this one when he had a chance to sit down and converse with his friends. It was beautifully carved on stem and bowl. The third pipe was five feet long, highly carved polished, and ornamented with tassels along the stem. These last two pipes were carved from wood brought from France. Because of the length of the third pipe, Niels Peter was unable to light it himself. He would lie down on a couch after a hard day's work, and his wife would light the tobacco with a candle while he puffed to get it started. This was an hour of restful enjoyment for him. One day a friend came to his shop. He looked around and hardly recognized Niels Peter without his pipe in his mouth. Then the friend noticed all three pipes tacked to the wall. He was somewhat surprised and somewhat shocked as he asked, "Why are your pipes fastened to the wall?" Niels Peter turned, looked his friend in the eye, and answered, "I made a decision today. The missionaries told me that smoking is harmful so I have put my pipes up and there they will stay." -10-
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Identifier 024_The Three Pies.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323591
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