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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
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324900
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Title Duskee
Description he had a new son for her to take care of. In the morning Mr. Seely went downstairs and built a good warm fire in the fireplace and kitchen stove so his wife could prepare breakfast. Mrs. Seely came downstairs and when she pulled up the blinds she saw a wild Iooking little Indian boy out by the car. She called for her hus-band to come and see and then he explained the story to her. Mrs. Seely said, "You'd better bring him in out of that cold autumn chill, but I'm afraid our girls will run away from home when you tell them." Duskee came in and sat on a chair in front of the fire to warm himself. Ina was the first one to come downstairs, and she rubbed her eyes wondering if she was dreaming. Then she went over and shook his hand, and they became the very best of friends. As all the family gathered around the breakfast table that morning my husband, Mr. Seely, introduced each one of our children to their new brother. When he pointed to me he said, "And this is your mother." And he always called me Mother. For some reason he always called my husband "Mr. Seely." This was the name he first knew him by, and it was always spoken with love and respect. Duskee was accepted into the family with love, and everyone was good to him. No one wanted to run away from home but accepted the challenge of helping him become like one of us. As we took his picture that first day and compared it with one a few days later on his way to school, you would never have known it was the same boy. The first thing we did was take him to the barber for a good hair cut. Then we went to the store for a new outfit of clothes, and the following day he marched off to school with our other child- ren. It wasn't long until he began to learn our language and did quite well in school. He played the slide trombone in the band and marched as proud as anyone. He was well accep-ted by his school mates also. -118-
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Identifier 128_Duskee.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324796
Reference URL