I Remember Grandma

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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 I Remember Grandma
Description more burning or pillaging and killing Walker trusted white man, now, because President Morley trust Walker." He had kept his promise to Father Morley, and was baptized a member of the L.D.S. church by his hands! ESSAYS I REMEMBER GRANDMA Edith Allred Price, Utah First Place Essay Half-way up the center aisle on the right-hand side of Mt. Pleasant ceme- tery, a modest tombstone proclaims to passers-by that Hannah Madsen Aldrich rests here. This fact, in itself, is not startling, but as one reads on, he wonders whether or not the stone cutter has not made an error in his dates. Born October, 1840. Died May, 1942. Nearly one-hundred two years old! "Bet there isn't another one like it in the entire cemetery," my brother remarks drily. Long before she became the occupant of this narrow plot of ground, Grand-mother was a vivacious teenager in far-off Denmark. Each day she attended school, and life was filled with the magic of living, of loving, of youth. Then one day in early 1856, Mormon Elders knocked on the door of Ole Madsen's modest home, and the family heard their compelling message and believed. To Ole and Annie Madsen, the message filled a missing link in their lives. Soon they were meeting in the homes of other interested citizens to study the new religion. In a country in which a state church exists, one is quickly ostracized if he dissents from the established pattern. Ole and his fellow converts were well aware of this fact, but they continued to meet secretly until the inevitable leak of their clandes tine meetings. 0le' s home was bombarded that very evening by irate neighbors and inflamed citizens who pelted his home with rotten eggs and spoiled tomatoes. He knew now that his moment of truth had come. He must leave immediately with his family if he were to save them from further harrassment and persecution. The converts crouched against the walls of the darkened house, hurriedly form- ulating plans for an early exit. It was not soon enought, however. Their children were driven from school and former friends and even relatives spurned them. The valiant band of Danish converts made their way to Liverpool, England, where they met other converts and set sail on the ship Horizon with 856 Mormon converts aboard. They arrived in Boston Harbor on June 30, 1856, after eleven weeks of ocean travel. Because they had little or no money, most of them hastened to Iowa City so they could depart immediately for Mormon Country and permanent -4-
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Identifier 014_I Remember Grandma.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324117
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x/324117