The Marriage

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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 The Marriage
Description "I come wedding. When?" Mary stuttered, but this time the bishop was there to save her. "It is to be soon. We will let you know." Feeling pacified at the invitation, even though he was not to be the groom, Black Hawk rode off. That evening an unsuspecting Niels, an apprehensive Mary and each one's family sat in the bishop's parlor. The bishop explained what had happened and then added that one of the things Black Hawk respected most was the Mormon people's honesty. Pete was ready to jump Mary verbally, but the bishop laid part of the blame on Pete for not having told her of the sermon. This effectively quieted Pete. Then the bishop turned to Niels, whose face had brightened as the story had unfolded. The fact was, and the bishop was aware of this, Niels had been admiring Mary for several months, but was rather shy. So when the bishop asked if he were ready to accept the responsibilities of his priesthood, he answered a firm, but shy: "Yes." Niels' parents had no objections, feeling Pete was a good sort who only bad-talked and not bad-acted, and they knew that Mary was a steady girl, who had looked after her father and the house since her mother had died. The bishop arranged for the wedding to be a week from the following Saturday and next morning sent a messenger to Black Hawk. The wedding was well attended, by both red man and white. Black Hawk momentarily forgot his desire for a settlement wife and enjoyed the cele-bration. Mary and Niels had found a growing bond of affection in the last week and a half and were looking forward to a deepening love in their marriage. In fact, everyone was happy, except, of course, Pete, who was overheard to remark to his closest neighbor: "Could have done better with a red savage for a son-in-law." Source: Based on a story told to the author by her grandmother. -27-
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Identifier 036_The Marriage.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 7
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325309
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