A Still Small Voice

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s65x272x
Setname snowc_sts
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 A Still Small Voice
Description When the ironing was all put away she sat on the door step. The sun was just setting. Surely the family would soon return. The cool air and rest made her happy as she watched the chickens, one by one, go to roost. Finally as the last rays of sunlight were disappearing in the west, Bothilda caught a glimpse of a large cloud of dust, and she knew the family was home. A STILL SHALL VOICE Grace A. Madsen Manti, Utah Second Place Short Story Senior Division It was to be a gala occasion this 22nd day of June in 1878. People from Ephraim and Manti had planned a big celebration at Funk's Lake (Palisade Park). At night there was to be a dance in Mayfield. The sun came up in dazzling whiteness. The day was to be hot but the thought of being near the cool water made everyone anxious to be on their way. Wagons and buggies, full of happy people, could be seen along the roads. My father, Andrew Anderson and my mother, Elizabeth, with their two young sons, were among this happy group. Arriving at the lake, they met their friends and exchanged greetings. This was a day of news gathering. All, of course, were intrested in the Gospel and the testimony of each one. A fine program, prepared by individuals from each town, was given in the fore-noon meeting. Noontime came and as each group opened their baskets and cooked over the open fire, the aroma of delicious food filled the air. It was a joyous occasion. Many people joined in the games; others just sat around in the shade and told stories. Yes, some of the young boys went for a swim. Daniel Funk owned and operated a small steam boat. He charged each passenger ten cents a ride to cross the lake and back. Everyone was anxious to participate in this special entertainment. Between father and Mother the decision was made that father and Andrew, 3 years old, should go with the first group. Mother and Arthur, one year old, should accompany the ones on the second trip. The water was calm and very blue. The group waved their hands to those stand-ing on the shore and soon their happy voices could be heard over the water. After a pleasant time on the water the first group returned. It was time now for the second group of people to get into the boat. My mother took her baby and was going toward the boat when father asked her not to go. She wanted to know why, but again he asked her not to go. Her reaction to this was, "Now that you have enjoyed a ride, why deprive me of the same pleasure?" So she gave a little shrug -51-
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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 324100
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x/324100