Memories and Facts

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1993
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324626
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Title Memories and Facts
Description MEMORIES AND FACTS Reva Tennant Jensen Senior Division Third Place Anecdote LETTERS RECEIVED AFTER READING THE SAGA My mother kept a letter written to her in 1888 from the Samoa Islands telling of her missionary work among the beautiful brown people. Four daughters were instructed to never let that letter get lost. After she passed away, I was privileged to keep the letter. We girls often wondered who wrote the letter! All we knew was that it was Signed "Ethel Mae," and through forty years we never found anyone who knew Ethel Mae or where she came from. Through a story written by Reva Tennant Jensen in the Saga of Sanpitch, I learned after 100 years that Ethel Mae was my mother's dearest friend. Ethel Mae Lowry, a cousin to Reva, died in 1889. Margaret E. Rydman, Las Vegas, Nevada In Manti in 1879 my grandmother, Sarah R. Nielson, was ironing seven shirts a week for Reverend Martin for fifty cents a week. I never knew his full name until I read in the Saga of Sanpitch a story by Reva Tennant Jensen, that his name was Reverend George W. Martin. My grandmother ironed with a hand iron heated on her coal stove and she kept the shirts pure white. Her fifty cents a week helped keep her husband on a mission to Denmark. Thank you for telling me the full name of Reverend Martin. Ethel Lewis, Ogden, Utah During the long cold winter in Sanpete, Charley Tennant would drive to the Sanpete River and cut large blocks of ice and haul them to an empty barn and store them between layers of sawdust. This kept the ice ail summer and supplied Grandpa Tennant's confectionery with all the ice needed to make ice cream. When Grandpa followed his own recipe, the result was most delicious. I always tried to be visiting by Aunt Maggie al that time and be on hand to lick the dasher. Mrs. Anna Lou Nye, Provo, Utah 12
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324510
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