The Wide Roads of Home Have Narrowed

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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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Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
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Title The Wide Roads of Home Have Narrowed
Description Being both father and mother to us, he was more conscious of his legioned duties and varied responsibilities. He gave all his life, as his father and grandfather before him had done, to help make the West safe for decent people. He loved Anrerica, his country, with a passion and wanted everyone else to love her too. Now that his lips are stilled forever, his words come, love-mirrored, to comfort and to bless, and to try to still my hearts pain. I lock them in my heart, my eyes and memory eclipse with time as I watch a jet pencil-ing the heavens that dome this valley that he helped settle. Across the span of time I think of this renewer of my spirit, the sculpting of this daily artist, and it moves like a bright shuttle across the warp and woof of my days, helping me to again make my common cloth whole. He respected authority and in all his pioneering in Moroni, Utah; Freedom, Utah; Georgetown, Nevada; he accepted council and advice in all he did and knew it was all for the upbuilding of the Lord's Kingdom here in the West. A surety sings up through me as steady as mercury, a surety that the gift of life and the way we lived it was what really mattered. The sacrificed of those who made it possible to live here and other loved places, in peace and safety, permitted the cycle of life to be completed as we wanted it to. A deep peace comes over me, who should know better than I, having been blessed with several early Utah and Sanpete colonizers for grandparents? Who should know and appreciate being taught by this gentle man, my father, who never compromised his principles, who taught that in this landscape, a man's life becomes so brief that his worth must be measured in honor and integrity, and in productivity, rather than years? He burned his precious oil in time, in full. He is gone; his absence fills this house, this yard, his acres, but he has never really gone away. He served in both civic and church positions, he has taught us to do the same. How can mere words ever sum up a man's life? How can mere words ever convey the depth of a daughter's love? -5-
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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 325314
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