Her Magic Touch

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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
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Title Her Magic Touch
Description HER MAGIC TOUCH Elizabeth J. Story Cheyenne, Wyoming Non-Professional Division First Place Tie Short Story I was just ten years old in 1926. I'll never forget one special day when I was in a room filled with mourners. I re-member the hushed silence. We were gathered for the final viewing of my dead Aunt Annie Wall at Mt. Pleasant, Utah. I was with my parents, sisters, cousins, aunts, and uncles. As we passed Aunt Annie's coffin I stopped to get a long last look at her face. Yes, the scar was still there. Even in death it was there! It was a wonderful, magical mystery to me, this hairline scar above her right eye and on her cheek. In death she looked pretty. The colored scar had never marred her looks and although she was fifty years old she looked lovely to me. I had learned about the scar little by little from listening to the conversations of my elders. That day I could only feel wonder. Now I can tell the story of my pioneer grandmother, Annie Minnie Christinia Jacobson, and her tiny baby, Annie, and of how she, with her faith, prayers, understanding and love helped to erase an unsightly red birthmark from her baby's face and discover a priceless gift of life, her own talent. Christinia was twenty years old when she arrived in the Territory of Utah in 1859 with a group of Danish converts to the Mormon Church. She met and married Sorn Jacobson, one of the converts. Upon reaching Salt Lake City they were sent to Sanpete to help settle that valley. Their first home was in the fort built on the banks of Pleasant Creek at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. One summer day in 1873 the family was going to the north field to work. Sorn, Christinia, and the children were all in the wagon. Suddenly the team of horses were spooked by a barking dog and they began to run uncontrollably along the rocky trail with the wheels of the wagon bouncing, turning, skidding, and sliding, pulled ever onward by the wild runaways. -49-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324811
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