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Pioneer Grandfather

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6wh2n45
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325496
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh2n45

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Title Pioneer Grandfather
Description PIONEER GRANDFATHER Jewel King Larsen 455 South 100 East St. George, UT 84770 Professional Division Third Place Poetry I see that old, hand-made table with the four, tiny hard-wood chairs; Then I think of the one who made them, shaping each with such loving care. In my mind's eye, I see him toiling in his faded home-spun shirt, Smoothing the wood with gentle touch, softly humming a tune as he worked. How I long to discern his feelings As he crossed the great divide; Know how he coped with the sorrow and grief When cherished loved ones died. I yearn to take his hand in mine and tell him how deeply I care; How much I esteem and revere him and those other brave souls who dared. I know I shall see him someday; Talk with him face to face. I hope I can tell him I carried the torch, With honor in the race. Source: The table and chairs referred to in the poem are still in use at the home of a member of the family. -69-
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Identifier 083_Pioneer Grandfather.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325329
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh2n45/325329