Molasses Money - Faithful to the End

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 06
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1974
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 324158
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x

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Title Molasses Money - Faithful to the End
Description MOLASSES MONEY David Rosier Moroni, Utah First Place Anecdote The eating habits of the early settlers were different than ours. Molasses, for instance, was often used in place of sugar. Some of their rules of conduct were also unlike our own. The Word of Wisdom was not so strictly a part of the religion than as it is now. At one time, when molasses was especially expensive, Grandma became convinced she could not live without that sweetening, no matter what price. She insisted Grandpa go to the molasses maker and buy a new supply. Now he was a man who watched his money. He knew the molasses maker well, and he also knew his wife's qualms well. Slyly, he agreed to go if Grandma would go along, too. After an exchange of neighborly pleasantries, the three of them went to the vat of molasses. Grandpa still insisting that Grandma accompany him. The molas-ses maker chewed tobacco. He spit as he leaned over the vat, hardly caring where the various splashes landed. Grandma was aghast. "John," she cried, "I believe I have enough molasses at home after all." "But you said ..." "I can get by, John." With a twinkle in his eye. Grandpa returned home, his purse as heavy as when he had gone. Source of Information: Family stories of Lillian H. Rosier. FAITHFUL TO THE END Leo C. Larsen Mt. Pleasant, Utah Second Place Anecdote When Brigham Young called families to go to outlying places to colonize, these families would always take with them livestock, seed, and other provisions. There were always a few chickens taken to provide eggs for the family. After laying eggs for sometime, most hens get the urge to set on a nest and hatch her eggs. -1-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324090
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x/324090