The Borrowing

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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
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Borrowing
Description THE BORROtfUiG Ruth D. Scow $k West 400 South Manti, Utah Bk6kZ Senior Citizen Division Honorable Mention Short Story Peter Munk and Eunice Ann Brown were married on November 2k, 1863. The reason for their being married so late in the fall was that the Black Hat* War was still in progress. They had planned an "Endowment House" marriage but they had. to wait until the Sanpitch Indians had settled in their winter camp. By this time of "late" fall, there were five couples who wanted to have the "knot tied' in the proper manner. As a small wagon train they started out, each boy with a team of oxen and a wagon to make the trip (five days) to Salt Lake City. At night the girls slept in two of the wagons and the boys took turns standing guard in case of a surprise raid. On the return trip the matter was different, as each married couple had their own wagon and team. Upon arriving in Manti, Peter and Eunice Ann made their home with Peter's folks. During the winter Peter built a one-room rock house at what is now (198l) 502 South Main. Later he added a rough, limber lean-to onto the south side of their house. Medicine was hard to get in those early days of settlement, and while they were in Salt Lake, Eunice Ann and Peter had bought a package of tea to go on their cupboard shelves to be used in case 1 5*~ of stomach sickness or an occasional headache* After moving into -•rr the new house, Eunice Ann found that 'tea* caused an unexpected problem. Mrs. Hansen, a neighbor, just loved a cup of tea of a morning, and every few days a knock would come on the Munk door. Upon open-Ing it, there stood a Hansen child, saying, "Please can we borrow enough tea so Ha can have a cup to relax on?" or "Only enough for a cup. This morning Ma is not feeling too well." The borrowing continued &v&ry few days, and the amount in the package kept getting smaller and smaller. Eunice Ann consulted Peter about what was happening to their tea supply, and they decided to take their tiny savings and buy one pound of tea and label it "Hrs. Hansen." Soon camei the usual knock and, "Ha feels so poorly, she thinks if she had just one cup of tea she could start her day." A teaspoonful was borrowed. At last came the day when the new pound of tea. was all gone. A3 usual the knock came. "Ha needs just a bit of tea. She has such a bad headache." Eunice Ann went to the shelf and returned with -68-
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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 324337
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