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Ancestral Saint of Sanpete

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 09
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1977
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6df6pc6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324900
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6df6pc6

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Title Ancestral Saint of Sanpete
Description ANCESTRAL SAINT OF SANPETE Remelda Nielson Gibson Tooele, Utah Professional Division Honorable Mention Poetry An ocean spanned the lengthened miles between Her birthplace and America, the Blest. She trudged imperiled plains from east to west With stubborn determination to wean Her self from Old Country loves... and to lean On deep-rooted faith to survive the test Of challenging each element and pest Related to the untamed Utah scene. Adjustment was no easy task for her, Yet, no one heard expressions of complaint. She treated lamentation like a thief And was prepared to face what might occur. She proved to be a venerated saint, Devoutly strengthened by her staunch belief. A dugout in a Sanpete County hill Afforded refuge from the cold and rain. She helped her husband tunnel their domain And with an undeniably-strong will She helped to harrow and to till The sage-brushed land, in view of golden grain. Work on the scrub-board to remove the stain Of labor from their clothes was counted nil. She sang a praiseful hymn as she prepared Each meager meal and while she sewed a dress Or made a quilt one small stitch at a time. She knitted stockings, sox and gloves and shared Compassion with its tendency to bless Each one who found it difficult to climb. Submerged in overwhelming child-loss-grief When having been a wife about two years, Her arms had ached and there were anguished tears! She felt like one tossed out upon a reef! But, soon she gathered sorrows in a sheaf And shadowed them with aid to those with fears. -83-
Format application/pdf
Identifier 098_Ancestral Saint of Sanpete.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324766
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6df6pc6/324766