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Requiem for a Sanpete Pioneer

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
Type Image
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324356
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc

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Title Requiem for a Sanpete Pioneer
Description REQUIEM FOR A SANPETE PIONEER Betty Ramsey P.O. Box 143 Fairview, Utah 84629 Professional Division First Honorable Mention Anecdote The house stood tall and sturdy in the Sanpete morning sun, a work to be proud of, a work in which a man and woman could fBel comfortable and protected from the elements ^rt^ the cares of the world. Hon happy they were to be moving Into the new structure with their little family. Farm life was good to them and the family prospered and grew. With the years the home place took on new life The speeding years soon saw the children leave the nest and make places of their own. Grandchildren came and were greatly enjoyed by the now middle-aged pair. Soon the couple becaae old and were no longer able to take care of all the work there was to running the hone place. A son and his family took over the farm and built for themselves a new house, and since the parents were now unable to care for themselves they were taken in to live with the son's family. It was a comfortable life in the material necessities, but there was lacking within the couple the feeling of being in their own home which they had established through their own labors. The old house stood empty and unused as though waiting to see what would be its ultimate destiny. In not too many years, the old couple left this life, and the children found that in their ever-increasingly abundant farm life, they needed the old house for a storage shed and hay barni The windows not al_ready knocked out were soon broken and destroyed. Brisk March winds rattled through the old house searching down the hallways and into the empty rooms as though seeking the owners, long since dead. Through the summer, the verdant fields brought forth Dales of hay which were piled Into the rooms of the old structure. The cold Sanpete winters through the years took their toll as snow and icy wind rattled the once sturdy structure to its very foundations. The building knew the ravages of time as melting ice and snow tare at its very vitals year after year. One spring the old house could stand no more arri the last of the bricfcsi placed one on the other in such a loving manner, fell -4-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324315
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc/324315