In the Golden, Olden Glory

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 07
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1975
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325315
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Title In the Golden, Olden Glory
Description gathering place and convention for people in the capacity of "educational pursuits." Some of the scenes are of "Convention Hall in the Grove." "The Ampitheatre," "Bremus Point-Looking Down the Lake," etc. I have always enjoyed looking through these pages and rereading the thoughts expressed. A spirit of respect and dignity pervades. One can visualize the type of association and uncomplicated life which those young folks lived. With few exceptions, the writing is neatly and beautifully done. Some entries are delicately shaded in true Spenceridn styIe, and all are written in ink, which meant an extra effort before ball points, when pens had to be dipped and letters carefully blotted. Shall we examine some of those writings of a cross section of young Sanpete students of 78 to 80 years ago? Most of them are gone now, but surprisingly, I know of three of the signers who are still alive. There may be others whose whereabouts I do not know. The first of these three is Mina Hasler (Sorensen), who is now living in Mt. Pleasant and wrote the following: "In this world of grief and pain If we never meet again, 0! may we meet beyond the skies Where friendship blooms and never dies." The second writer who also lives in Mt. Pleasant is Hyrum Merz. He dashed off these lines: "Remember me when far away And only half awake. Remember me on your wedding day And send me a piece of cake." The third person is my mother's sister, Ila Larsen (Anderson) who wrote three years after the last entry, in 1901 when she was only eight years old. "Dear Sister, There is a place for my name in your album, There is a place for my name in your heart. There is a place for us both in Heaven Where we shall never part." Because of individual differences, some of the entries are serious and reflective, while others strike a gay note. Olivia Nelson (Winters) offered a brief but sincere wish when she wrote: "May the links of true friend-ship never rust." And Maggie Ericksen (Peel) penned the following advice: "Let you walk and conversation be such that good people will respect and admire you." The man who later became her husband, Azel Peel, inscribed these words: "Perhaps at some time we must part And oh: 'tis with an earnest heart That I ask thee while in glee Or sorrow to remember me." -32-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 7
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325274
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