Weep Not for Me Mother

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 02
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about the early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1970
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6251g92
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 324215
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6251g92

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Title Weep Not for Me Mother
Description WEEP NOT FOR ME MOTHER Rose Mclff Sterling, Utah Second Honorable Mention Essay Peter Ludvigson's first eleven years in Copenhagen, Denmark, were spent at his Father's side helping in the professional weaving trade. The custom of this time was to hand a trade from father to son. Pete was no excep- tion except in his eagerness to learn which often times brought him extra work. On one occasion, he was sent by his father, Erik Sr., to the King of Denmark for approval of a rug pattern to be woven by his father for the King. Peter's father and mother, Erick and Maren, joined the Mormon Church in Denmark, where Erick fulfilled a two-year mission before the family of three left for America. They left in 1853 and upon arriving in Salt Lake Valley were sent on to Provo. This was their new home only long enough to procure an extra span of oxen, a second wagon and a few other necessities. President Brigham Young, on his first trip to Provo after their arrival, noticed Erick's extra wagon and oxen only to say, "Ludvigson, I want you to go down and help settle Manti. Give your second wagon and span of oxen to your neighbor, and take him with you." The family was willing to do this. They arrived in Manti in 1855, hoping to be abel to settle perman- ently. The first years were difficult in this new place. Many times they would take milk from their cow, walk to the foothills so they could pick sauva berries to eat with the milk. Peter's mother would gather salardis from the salaradis bottoms west and south of Manti. This was used as a cleansing agent for clothing. The Ludvigson had brought with them only one small container of wheat for planting. Only by carefully planting one kernel at a time were they able to harvest fifteen bushels of wheat. Gradually they were able to purchase a farm, and return to the weaving profession, too. - 26 -
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 2
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324212
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6251g92/324212