Stars and Pioneers

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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 Stars and Pioneers
Description remember that Christmas with gratitude for the faith of those grandparents who came to America because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Grandma was four when she left Denmark. She trudged beside her parents all the hard, rugged way between Winter Quarters, Nebraska, and Salt Lake City. The following year Grandpa, a sensitive boy of twelve, whose mother had died before realizing her dream of emigrating to Zion, also walked the plains. During the day he helped his father with the oxen and his step-mother with the younger children, but at nipht he sat alone, entranced, listening to the fiddlers and dreaming of a day when he too would own a violin. Did his dream come true? By the time he was a young man he had his violin and was playing so skillfully he had earned the affectionate name of "Jim Fiddler." He bought other musical instruments for his children and soon had an orchestra which played for church programs and dances throughout the valley. Grandpa organized and directed a brass band that included among its members a young daughter, four sons, and a grandson. Other dreams came true, all realized through the faith, hard work, and sacrifice of those humble Danish saints. I think when the last "Merry Christmas" had been spoken that night, Grandma and Grandpa, filled with the spirit of Christmas, must have rejoiced at the joy and the blessings the gospel had brought into their lives. How thankful I am to have shared a Christmas Eve with them. By the next year we were living in another town, and it was not long before Grandma, and then Grandpa, quietly left the old adobe home forever. Each Christmas since then has been a happy one, but I will never forget the night I saw the stars! Source: Personal recollections -86-
Format application/pdf
Identifier 096_Stars and Pioneers.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324859
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