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A Fiddlers' Fee

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1980
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6ff3qhk
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324024
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ff3qhk

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Title A Fiddlers' Fee
Description A FIDDLERS' FEE Talula Nelson Mt. Pleasant, Iftah Senior Citizen Division Second Place Anecdote H&ns Hansen, with several other young men, was on his way to work on the Temple in St. George. Hans had taken with Mm his most prized possession, his violin, to make his evenings less lonesome. They stopped at the "Nielson Place" In Richfield where they could get meals, beds, aod accommodations for their teams. As the evening wore on, Hans enjoyed the company of the Nielson family. Eventually he brought out his violin, played and sang, enjoying it when the faally and his traveling companions joined in the singing. Soon friends and neighbors cguae in. Hans, being equal to toe occasion, fiddled some dance tunes. By this ti»e, he was enjoying the Nielson daughters, especially Mina, the youngest one. She was beautiful and full of life. Her dark hair and brown eyes caught his glinpses as she whirled past him. Next morning as Hans was hitching up his team ready to pursue his journey, his thoughts were on Mina. He planned to stop here on his way back and see her and propose marriage. Mr. Nielson came to him and asked him to stay over a day as he had planned a party and needed music, Hans said, "No way." He had taken the job and meant to keep his word. Nielson tried every way he could think of to persuade Hans to stay over. Finally, Hans said, "If you will let me Barry Hina 1 sill stay." So the bargain was made for a future date. The dance was a huge successj the crowd jolly and noisy. At midnight Hans made the announcement that they were being married right now. Mina agreed. They got the bishop out of bed. He performed the ceremony. They returned to the daice and danced until morning. -39-
Format application/pdf
Identifier 052_A Fiddlers' Fee.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323895
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ff3qhk/323895