The Warning

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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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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Warning
Description THE VABNING Blaine and firenton Yorgason Orem, Utah Professional Division First Place Short Story The ribbon of road stretched off into the warm June moonlight in that year of 1889» running toward Fountain Green, Sanpete County, Territory of Utah, and I followed it ¦blindly, not even thinking which way I waa going. I was churned up. Pact is, I felt awful. I'd had my first real fight with Ida Mae Sorenson, and it truly looked like every-thing was over between us. Sow understand, Ida Mae Sorenson meant a great deal to me, falling only behind my family in being the beneficiary of my feelings and emotions. Nor do I think that's much different from folks everywhere who have families and who grow up and fall in love. My Pa, Jons Soderberg, who ia a Mormon polygamist, a bishop, and a mighty knowing man besides, says a child is given a family as a point of reference. What I think he means by that ia that this is an awful big world, filled with all sorts of folks with all sorts of problems. It'B pretty difficult trusting any of them completely. With a family, however, it ought to be different. In a family everybody loves everybody, so everybody can be completely trusted. When a kid grows up in a good home, no matter how big his troubles are, he knows he can always turn back to his family for love and support. That's what my family ia like, and that's what I think Pa means when ha talks about a family being a point of reference. For instance, my family is mighty big, and what with Pa's three wives and three bouses, it is sort of spread oat. Still, us youngsters, no matter which of the wives is our mother, all call each other brother or sister, and the other mothers are both Aunt so-and-so. We *MnV of each other as family, too. If one has a problem and the others hear about it, why we all just naturally come a'running. Pa says the bunch of us are especially handy to him. If one of us sees or hears that the Federal marshals are making a raid to catch themselves a certain plurally married bishop, (which plural marriage became illegal two year* ago vhen Congress stuck their pious and interfering noses into religion and passed the infamous Edmunds-fucker Act), why -21-
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