We'll Take Care of You

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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
Format image/jpeg
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 We'll Take Care of You
Description "Across the street from Little Sena's house lived a very beautiful young lady named Marianne. Little Sena thought she was the most beautiful lady in the world. Marianne had married a young man who was able to give her many of the things she wanted, but she had no children. Perhaps that was the reason that she encouraged Little Sena to come over every time that she could get away. And did Little Sena love to go to Marianne's house, because Marianne combed her long hair, tied it up with pretty new hair ribbons, made delicious cookies, and loved and pampered Little Sena until she felt like a queen." "When the day came that Marianne's husband had to move to another town and take his wife away, Little Sena was heartsick. She received a few letters from Marianne, but now Marianne was very busy, she had taken three small children to rear--her husband's brother's children who had been left orphans. Soon the letters stopped coming, and Little Sena lost all track of Marianne." "Years passed. Little Sena was married now and had some children of her own. She was very happy with her little family, because she had never had a brother or sister of her own." "One day she answered a knock at her door. A little old lady in a shabby black dress reached out her arms. 'Little Sena,' she cried out. Then she burst into tears." "Marianne, is it really you? Come in." "The little old lady came often after that. Soon Little Sena had heard her long, sad story. After Marianne's husband had died and the children had all married and gone from home, the youngest one had insisted that she come to live with his family. "Sell your home and property, give us the money, and we'll take care of you all the rest of your life." he'd told her. "The two older children no longer wrote to Marianne. She did not know where they were living, so she accepted the offer and moved to the home for a short time. One morning when she arose, she was taken to the park. When she returned, she found an empty house and a locked door. She sat on the porch until dark. She had no place to go. Finally someone called the police, and they led her from the deserted house and gave her a railroad ticket to her hometown. Since there was no welfare or social security then for poor people, she could only depend upon the people who had once known and loved her." Mother's voice faltered. And so, children, Aunt Mary found a cold room not far from our house. She has no money, no family, no friends but Little Sena. Would you like me to tell her not to come here anymore?" She knew the answer as she looked into the tear-filled eyes of her young children. -33-
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Identifier 043_We'll Take Care of You.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324155
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x/324155