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Yearning for Yesterday

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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 Yearning for Yesterday
Description YEARNING FOR YESTERDAY Mary Kathryn Leeding Professional Honorable Mention Persona! Recollection Having grown up in whal we poignantly refer to as "the days of innocence and simple pleasures" in Sanpete County, my friends and 1 relish reflecting on those days. Now in our more mature years, we have lived diverse lives in our areas. Yet. when we are together, our conversation invariably turns to the lives we shared when young. Some of us played together as preschool children; at the latest, we met in kindergarten and enjoyed friendships throughout thirteen years of school. There were, between 1984 and 1990, seven of US living in the general Salt Lake area. We formed a club. "The Mt. Pleasant Belles," and met monthly for lunch al restaurants of our choice. We paired up for concerts, plays, lectures and other events of interest. At the time we graduated from North Sanpete High School, we sang with the high school chorus. "When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day, "and unsuccessfully tried io hold back the tears because we knew life would never again be the same for us. That summer a few of us went away to work, and in the fall we embarked on our freshman year of college. Four entered Snow College, two enrolled at Brigham Young University, and one al Utah State University. By the time we were halfway through our sophomore year (he United Stales entered World War II. We married our boyfriends, and those in the military moved to far-flung military bases. At war's end we accompanied our husbands while they completed college degrees and later settled in the cities where they found employment. We kept in touch but met only occasionally when our paths crossed during visits to our families, and then what happy reunions we knew! Some successfully juggled dual roles of raising families and careers, while others were full-time wives and mothers. In later life, with changes confronting us, such as retirement or the death of a spouse, those of us who had lived away from Utah migrated homeward to be near relatives and friends. First one and then another returned, so that in 1984, the original seven were together again. Although most of our parents were deceased, our connection to our home town remained a strong force and we 82
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Identifier 094_Yearning for Yesterday.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324622
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6nz85tx/324622