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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 Eliza
Description Why did you leave me? Our wedding was to be a special day; I remember the newspapers and churches, the (banns) or (banz) or announcement was heralding our forthcoming wedding. No objections were recorded, and the wedding was to go as planned. My wedding chest was so handsomely carved, and filled with laces, and linens, packed with lavender blossoms to prevent yellowing. My dresses and clothes, I made by hand, and, Dick, my wedding dress of pink brocade and lace was hanging in the wardrobe, waiting. I loved you so very much. Then the tragedy! At the age of 22, I am alone. After father's untimely accident, mother being so frail and tired from the hard work and teh climate, which was too much for her; she left me also. I am sure she were there wait- ing for you. Now you have left me, killed in a cruel accident as it was, taken from me forever, gone, buried on our Wedding Eve! I wonder which way I will go to make a new life for myself? I have been surveying my life which is ahead of me. The only thought that comes to me is that I am alone. The past must be forgotten and a new life must begin for me some-where. As you know, I lived with a foster brother Henry John and his wife Hannah, and was treated with loving care and as one of the family until you left me. I must go on. As always, I remain Your Esther." These were the thoughts of Esther as she worked as a nurse. These thoughts carried with her for sixteen years, as she helped the sick and tried as she could to hide her sorrow. After many years Henry lost his beloved wife Hannah, and he was very saddened. On a beautiful spring evening he was singing while strolling by a beautiful clear spring, and as he rounded a bend there sat Esther reminiscing about her past and future. The sun was just setting, and it was such a beautiful sunset that Henry thought this would be an approp-riate time to sit and talk to Esther. Lending such kind words -69-
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Identifier 079_Eliza.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324799
Reference URL