My Aunt Sadie

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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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title My Aunt Sadie
Description was piped in, but there was not a bathroom as we know them today. In the 1920's "bathtubs became a luxurious innovation. No more round uashtubs in front of the kitchen stove for a Saturday night bath, but a tub big enough to lie down in and the water coming right out of the new faucet on the wall. Aunt Sadie was one of the first to have a "bathtub installed in a separate room, called a bathroom. The meals Aunt Sadie served her patients came in great part from the huge garden she gxew each year. No preservatives in her meals. They would be the emu of any hospital patient today. She canned all surpli* fruits and vegetables and even meat - this was before the time of freezers - so these good foods were available all year in her "hospital," Uncle Jim was a beekeeper, and what a treat it was to be at Aunt Sadie's when they would extract the honey from the comb - pure ambrosia. Aunt Sadie was not only the nurse at the "Hospital," she also did all the cooking, cleaning, canning, and laundry. The laundry was done in an electric washing machine, but the clothes had to be run through a \rringer and then hung outside to dry, regardless of the weather. In the winter the sheets were often brought back to the house in the form of stiff white boards. If she didn't have patients at home and was called to the bedside of the sick, her answer, without any hesitation, was always, "I'm ready, I'll be there," Uncle Jim died in 1956, and before this time he would take her on calls in his horse and buggy; after that, she walked. She accepted a ride if offered, but if the patient didn't have transportation for her, she immediately set out on foot. She never owned an automobile or learned to drive. Often during these depression years people didn't have money for payment, so she was paid with eggs, chickens, meat, wood, or whatever they could 54
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323820
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