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Managing Through Childhood

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6nz85tx
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324626
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6nz85tx

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Title Managing Through Childhood
Description They liked to name their animals. Some of the cow names were Rose, Tillet and Stub. Dogs, cats and kittens were too numerous to remember names. Isaac taught Elmo how to ride a horse by putting him on the work horses. He was riding alone by six years of age. His first horse was a white mare named Ada. When he was sixteen years old he got a brown mare named Maude. One afternoon he went to the pasture to catch her, but she was omery that day. Elmo saw it coming in lime to lift his head, though not quite far enough to avoid getting kicked in the chin. He was out cold from 4:00 until midnight. The doctor's X-ray showed a cracked jaw. He was very sore and had a big scrape mark but healed very well and rode the horse without any other incident. His father did not like sheep but, one summer they had two lambs named Pinky and Molly. Elmo was about seven years old and the lambs were for him and his older brother. They were staked on the ditch bank by the garden to eat, and the boys led them to gel a drink. Glenn always raced with hts lamb, and Elmo, being younger, fell and was dragged by the rope on the lamb. He remembers having a skinned nose most of that summer. Flies were more than plentiful. Everyone was looking for a way to get rid of them. Marve Anderson, who ran the show house in Moroni, decided to trade kids a show ticket for a small bottle of dead flies. Kids worked hard ail summer and Elmo went to the show every week. He found that watermelon rinds worked best to attract the flies, but it was messy to pick them up after being squashed by the fly swatter. The family made their own entertainment and they were a close-knit family. They had what we now call family night two or three times a week. They made goodies such as cookies, cakes, donuts, or ice cream and candy, delicious candy, fudge, taffy, honey candy, penuche and divinity. We make divinity now only if we have an electric mixer, but then it was beaten by hand. It was quite a job, but everyone took turns with a cloth wrapped around ihe handle of the spoon to protect the hands. It turned out soft, fluffy and delicious. Somelimes someone was assigned to read a story to the family or they played games like hide the thimble, pin the tail on the donkey, or hot and cold. Many times they decorated the house, usually with a siring strung across the front room or from window to window, and decorations hung on the string according to 35
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Identifier 047_Managing Through Childhood.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324567
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6nz85tx/324567