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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6154f64
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325315
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6154f64

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Title In the Golden, Olden Glory
Description Romance is a subject that these young people were fond of mentioning, as is quite evident. I can point out only a few. Two Jorgensen boys came up with succinct bits of wisdom which delighted my mother, who occasionally quoted them to me. The first, by F. 0. Jorgensen, says: "In the storm of life when you need an umbrella, May you have to uphold it A handsome young fella." The second one, by J. W. Jorgensen goes like this: Bertie is your name, Single is your station. Happy be the little man That makes the alteration." And another one in this category: "May the lad you take in life Be as charming as his wife. Though his eyes are black or blue, May they ever rest on you." -Lafayette Petersen Ethel Seely got right to the point when she blighely advised: "Times are lively, boys are plenty, But don't get married until you're twenty." Her sister Zella was not thinking of romance when she penned the "Remember me when far far off When the woodchucks die of the whooping cough." The album containes entries from two teachers, George Christensen and D. C. Jensen, or "Uncle Dan" as my mother called him. (He was a relative from Ephraim). Both said, "Kindly remember your friend and teacher." And both were written with such perfection that they could have been the patterns in the "copy books" that were used frequently to aid students to become better penmen. There seems to be a growing tendency in our country to look back and return to old styles , old f ur niture and decor, old music, and there is even talk of bringing back the old front porch-a nostalgic revival of the general atmosphere from our parents' and grandparents' day. We appear to be searching for a feeling of security and are endeavoring to suppress the frightening permissiveness of these times by reaching for familiar and treasured things, symbols of solidarity. I feel fortunate to own mementos and reminders such as the shabby little album. When I think of the hands that held it, leafed through it, and wrote their expressions of love and comraderie I feel comforted and grateful for their happy and God-fearing lives. We know they had problems, but they merged to live gallantly, giving us hope for the future from those -33-
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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 325275
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6154f64/325275