An Ephraim Home

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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 An Ephraim Home
Description AN EPHRAIM HOME Linnie Findlay Professional Third Place Personal Recollection As I walked past the handsome old rock home on 1st East and Center Street in Ephraim, some memories stirred of the folks who owned that home when we first came to live in Ephraim more than forty years ago. I thought about the home, and the people who lived there, and how, in a sense, this home represents to me much that is good and permanent in Ephraim. A new roof over a front gable, which became necessary when a strong wind blew an old tree over that part of the house, blends with the rest of the structure. Crumbling cement steps and walks have been replaced by solid cement, and it looks like the home has been well cared for. We are told that a new heating system is needed, and probably new electrical wiring and plumbing. Bui if these needs were taken care of, the home would again be useful and continue to add its stately permanence to one of Ephraim's principal streets. When we came to Ephraim, we rented a basement home from J.N. Hansen, who lived in that home. J.N. Hansen was a retired merchant and had apparently been successful, both financially and m his dealing with people. He was well respected by his associate, and we came to understand part of the reason why. The basement we rented from him was cool when it was hot outside and stayed warm when early fall Sanpete nights grew cool. A beginning teacher's salary in Ephraim in 1950 was $200 per month. We saved a little, paid $35.00 for a month's rent, made modest church donations and the balance went for living expenses for my teacher husband, myself, and our three small children. We knew it would be necessary to store food for winter, so we used all of the money we could spare for fruit, vegetables and canning equipment. Cooking, baking and canning with the electric stove provided some warmth in our home, but as the days began to be cooler, we talked of our need for fuel for cold months ahead. So far we were quite comfortable. It was probably early October when J.N. Hansen came to visit us. The house was cool. Mr. Hansen inquired about our situation and told us where we could go to buy coal. My husband
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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 324533
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