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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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title My Most Unforgettable Character
Description long calico dresses, tie aprons and high laced shoes, plus old-fashioned sunbonnets if she were in the garden. She dressed in fine clothes as she mingled socially or attended church functions, and I remember how stately she looked with high, lace collars neatly tucked and shirred. She wore a fancy hat and carried an umbrella as she walked briskly down the sidewalk, a few paces ahead of her husband. She pinned a beautiful gold watch to her shirtwaist, and I'm sure she checked it periodically as she listened to church speakers go on and on. Sister Vest was a fine housekeeper, and she excelled in various arts and crafts. In cool weather she threw a wool shawl over her shoulders, a shawl which she herself had knitted. She was a good quilter, and she and Manna went to many "quilting bees" together* Also, she and Mamma often accepted the assignment of hanging white bunting around the pulpit to the front of the meeting house prior to a funeral service. Her handwriting was fancy but easy to read. 1 treasure a valentine postcard which she addressed, proceeded to attach a one-cent postage stamp, and send through the mail to a little girl who lived just across the street. "Valentine Greetings from Mrs. West," the message read. The card was postmarked February 14, 1916. Throughout the years of my childhood and on to adulthood, I respected Sister West because she commanded respect* 1 loved her because she was a dear, sweet, wonderful woman. I felt a distinct loss when she died September 18, 1934. Source: Personal recollections of the author. The "Hount Pleasant J^ramid" obituary column, September, 1954* -57-
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