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Grandma Sitting

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6k64g79
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79

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Title Grandma Sitting
Description or all day, or even over night, ny sisters and I kepi close track of whose turn it was to sit with Grandna. iVen though they lived only a feu niles away and we saw then frenuently, staying with Grandma was a real treat. Sone of ny fondest memories of Grandna Baylor arc of the days I would spend with her alone-just she and I. Sleeping overnight in the little bedroom just off the Icitchen was, of course, best of all* Xn "the norn- in£- Grandma and I would fi-t breaJ:fast and I would sit in Grandpa's chair-an honor accorded only to those eating there when Grandpa was not. Sonetimes I helped vacuum or han^ the wash on the line. I washed windows with hot vinecar water and newspapers, and Hatched with doubt and fascination as Grandroa Hade cookies fron a recipe she nade up as she went alon^j. \!e would spend part of the afternoon in the upstairs bedrooms, £°izc through all the treasures that accumulate in a house that was hone for 10 children. I'd alira.y3 come hone with some nreeious little treasure Grandna had found and £iven ne. Also in that upstairs was a trunk full of old clothes, './hen Grandma's jrandnother, I-^ary inn Iiic^in3, joined the KD3 Church in Scotland, she had. been disowned by her faaily and dismissed with her trunlc of clothes. Uhen she left Scotland, she brought with her across the plains to 0tah this sacte trunl; carrying her trousseau. The trunl:, containiri;-; sonc of Grant.nzna Ili^ins' clothes, \&s lianded do^m. through the faoily until Grandna becane its l:ecper. I have vivid nenories of sitting on the floor of one of the upstairs "oed-roons at Gzrandiiia's, she and I gently unfolding the ruffled boa, the fur-lined cape, and the heavy dress- all blacl: and roel:in£ of mothballs. Grandma would help ne try on the clothes and we would tal": about how it nust have "been to walk across the plains in those heavy clothes, and to get narried in the heavy black dress, as Grandma Hiscins was said to have done. One afternoon while Grandma Sitting, we carco upon 45
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Identifier 058_Grandma Sitting.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323777
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323777