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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324626
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Title Managing Through Childhood
Description She crocheted an edging around the legs and dyed them pink, but even so when Nida played on the swings, the other kids saw her different panties and yelled, "Flour pants-flour pants." One summer she got new white shoes for the 4th of July. In fall, they were still good so Lizzie painted them black for school. They had to be redone every 2 or 3 weeks because the paint cracked. Nida rode the same school buses as Elmo. School lunch began in high school years, just a bowl of soup. The kids went to the kitchen to get it and took it to a desk to eat. It tasted so good after dry sandwiches every day. In high school home economics class, Nida learned how to cook. She had to get Sunday dinner for six weeks. Her mother told her she even had to kill the chicken, but Lizzie gave in and the chicken was killed for her. Lizzie helped her make bread, cakes and other good food. Lizzie was a good cook. There was work for everyone, the usual chores just like most other families plus some turkeys. In fall, the family all helped pick the turkeys to sell. They also raised sugar beets, which Nida remembers the back-breaking work of thinning in the spring. The girls herded the cows in the summer and each family had their own bull. When the bull was young it was gentle, but when it got older it became ornery. Lizzie always kept track of the bull and had Arthur trade it off for a younger one when it got older. The girls helped with housework, washing, cooking and doing dishes. Arthur usually had a hired hand or at times many, plus the family, so there were lots of dishes to wash and wipe. All the work, or chores, had to be done before play. The family did not like cereal, so breakfast was usually ham or bacon, eggs, bread and butter, jam and milk. Sometimes the bread was steamed or hot cakes were made. The kids had to wash before breakfast and it had to be face, neck ears, bands and arms. The noon meal, which was called dinner, was the main meal of the day. and the whole family plus the hired bands always ate together al the table. In summer. Lizzie cooked ham, chicken or pork and potatoes and gravy, vegetables and dessert. In winter, beef was the usual meat. The night meal, called supper, was usually bread and milk or fruit and bread. At night the family played games, usually card games, or read books. At Christmas time, the kids put a bowl under the Christmas tree for Santa to fill, instead of hanging up a stocking. One Christmas, Arthur got the family a game board that had fifty-
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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 324571
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