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Women Ancestors at Work

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1992
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s64x55x4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325222
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4

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Title Women Ancestors at Work
Description She had got up early to weed her fairly large vegetable garden, extending to son Tom's vault-making shop on the east and the old barn just south of it. She had once milked the cow and separated the milk, in the ef-ticient steel separator in the cool basement and always enjoyed its sweetness over dandelion greens sprinkled with sugar. Her old car, which she would be using later garden, because the entrance to the garage frightened her in its narrowness and she also disliked the memories the interior evoked. The garage stayed locked most of the time. Bernard's tools of the tirade were still housed there. She used to make lye and ash soap, and the big black kettle was housed there, also. She had picked enough leaf spinach to share with her daughters-in-law, Ella, my mother, and Margaret, Tom's wife, and then she could finish her usual morning chores. She would be sure to toast some bread on top of the old black stove and put it in the top warming oven for the grandkids who stopped in often after school for the buttery treats. She needed to check in on Bernard's maiden sisters, Hattie and Emma, in the home self-sufficient, but Hattie was showing signs of the cancer which was so prevalent in that side of the family and had taken Bernard. Emma was six years younger than Hattie, but she was aging faster. After she had taken had finally been able to get to her lesson book and was now reminiscing about the people whose lives fit so well with the ideas she had just read about: women as interdependent helpmates. Elmeda Stringham, her grandmother, married Appleton Milo Harmon in 1846 in Nauvoo. In crossing the plains, Woodruff, and William Clayton had envisioned in 1847, skilled carpenter hands. As a family, the Harmons arrived in Salt Lake in 1848. In Utah, he logged wood from which he made homes and furniture. He always had a crew of men working for him and, although he never 102
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325219
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4/325219