I Remember When

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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 I Remember When
Description I remember when I was married, and we were fortunate to have a cold water tap right in our kitchen. What a luxury that was. I remember when we had a coal cool stove with a reservoir on the wide which we filled with water and heated it from the fire in the stove. It took many buckets of water to fill it, but it was ready for wash day, baths, dishes and household purposes. I remember when it was bath time, and we would have to bring in our round tin wash tub, put water in it from the reservoir and one or two at a time would have a good scrub-bing. If the water got too cool, additional water was added from the boiling teakettle on the stove. I remember how happy we all were in our dear little home that I still call "our love nest." Family life was centered around the home and each little addition to the family was welcome and started to do his share of the work as soon as he was old enough. I remember when I used to make my own laundry soap, and how good it was to clean the clothes. I would get a large rocks to set the soap tub on and make a wood fire under it. Into the tub I would put just so many gallons of water, so many pounds of grease, and so many cans of lye. I would cook these ingredients, stirring constantly with a wooden stick until it spun a thread like candy. When it was creamy and thick, it was done and I lifted the top off the fire to cool. It would harden enough in a couple of hours to cut into bars ready for wash day. I loved making it as well as using it. I remember when I washed all my clothes on a scrubbing board. Finally I got a washing machine that I could agitate the clothes with by turning a wheel. Wash day became a breeze instead of an all day affair when I finally got one with a motor on. I remember how I loved to hang my beautiful clean clothes out on the line to dry. Each article was hung with loving care held by a plain wooden pin that slipped over it. How sweet smelling they were as I gathered them in. -99-
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Identifier 109_I Remember When.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324825
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