My Most Unforgettable Character

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title My Most Unforgettable Character
Description boys from Fairview rented part of the "little house" when they attended North Sanpete High School. Mamma used to send my sister and me over to the batching quarters with freshly baked bread and cookies. Heedless to say, we were their favorite little girl friends. Brother and Sister West had long lists of church and community responsibilities. Sister West was a very devoted Relief Society member, having served in the presidency and, also, as a teacher for fifty years. She covered her "beat" at the time when Relief Society teachers made their calls with basket in hand, making collections for the Ward's needy. Usually the baskets were filled with "Sunday eggs." Sister West valued her pioneer heritage, and when the Mount Pleasant Historical Society was organized in 1910, she was named a director, a position which she held for twenty years. Her husband's income came from his farm in Chester and from various other sources. He served as a Justice of the Peace, and was in charge of the Tithing Office for a long time. Also, he and Dr. Allen became co-owners of a drug store on Main Street in 1889. He was a City Councilman. He was also a veteran of the Indian Wars, a service which, eventually, entitled his widow to a small monthly pension. He served in the North Ward Bishopric for y^ars. As a church authority, he occupied a place on the stand at church meetings, and frequently, he fell asleep as he faced the congregation, irritating his wife considerably. My parents selected this man, whom they respected, to bless me and give me my name. The West3 were sticklers for certain observances. Every morning, members of the household, including folks who haH stayed overnight, turned their chairs around with backs to the kitchen table, and knelt down as Brother West offered a morning prayer. There was no deviation from this established practice. Neither was there a deviation from the practice of hanging an American flag from their front porch on special patriotic holidays. anna Allred (West) was born in Ogden, Utah, on October 15» 1875. and reared in amall towns throughout Sanpete and Sevier Counties before settling with her husband in Mount Pleasant in 1895. She was a middle-aged woman when I, as a little girl, first crossed the street to her home. There was no generation gap between us. She was a tall, straight and slender woman. Her hair had a natural curl, just enough for fluffing at the forehead. 1 remember the clothes she wore around the house- -56-
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