A Broom that Swept More than Cobwebs

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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
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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 A Broom that Swept More than Cobwebs
Description A SHOOH THAT SWEPT WORE THAN COBWEBS Wiljna Morley Despain Alpine, Utah Professional Division Third Place Anecdote Grandma ELsle Hargret Foulson Anderson would share anything she had with any one in need, except her husband. She was a personable woman, but very proper and quite sharp-tongued to any one who was not* An e^ert cook and housekeeper, her home shimmered. It Has so clean and polished. A very nice home it was, and well built and still standing in Ephraim* Utah. Grandpa Peter was a successful man, good provider for his large family* perceptive and quick, but quite easily taken in by others. One night, sitting in their oozy kitchen, someone knocked. "It's yust about tijne for Brudder---------, but he's late for his supper tonight, yet." It was Brother ---------, a bachelor and frequent just-at-supper-time visitor. But even when inconvenient Grandma said, ltVonit you sit and sup, Brudder---------?" Known to be prosperous too. Grandma. said of him many times, "He's so shrewd and pinches his coins so hard. He must ha1 the first ones he earned." After greetings, Brother --------- seemed disappointed that supper had been cleared away. He sat by the warm chimney, shifting first one way then another. Finally, "Brother Peter, the brethren sent me." He looked at Elsie Margaret as if to tell her to leave the room. She did leave, lighting a lamp and carrying it with her, "Brother Peter, the brethren think it right and proper that you share your nice home with another wife J" He sounded so Important. "They suggested----------------------, she's young and can bear you young'uns to ease your load in your old age. Grandma had left the roon, but hai left the door ajar, listening with ear pressed close. She let out an enraged gasp. Throning the door wide, she ran out and grabbed her corn-husk broom! With stinging whacks she drove this bold bachelor from her home! "You take yourself a. wife you selfish man! You practice what you preach and leave my hashand and home alone!" She followed hin clear around the house swiping at the shocked and sheepish man as he hurried to the gate. "You sweep your own door-yard first!" she -3-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323907
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