The Grand Marchall and Twenty-Four Silver-Greys on Parade

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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
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Grand Marchall and Twenty-Four Silver-Greys on Parade
Description must know all about it, and because she never walked again after she had danced two encores with a broken hip. It makes me too sad to bring it all back, especially today when we are so busy. Look at her now, sitting there day after day and un-able to raise her hands to brush a fly from her face." The children were very subdued and silent after this. Etta Anna Eckersley had been such a vital, beautiful woman and they all felt real sorroy at her paralysis and help- lessness. "Grandpa 'Cap' loved horses as much as your Grandpa Isaac Morley did. His yard was always full of horse traders in Ephraim and Manti, even before he helped settle the City of Ephraim. But Grandpa Morley's horses were all purebreds and so beautiful. After the pioneers had been blessed to find This-Is-The-Place" in Salt Lake Vallay, Prophet Brigham Young asked Isaac to come to 'This-Is-The-Place' in Sanpete Valley. " This brought questions, too, about why they were sent to another place so soon, after all they had lost and suffered! "We'll talk about that another time, too. Let's get on with our first request." She gazed at these beautiful up-turned faces. "The pioneers were so grateful for all the blessings they had enjoyed and for life itself! They decided to show their gratitude to the Lord, and to one another, by having a parade. Everyone helped, just everyone. Isaac was chosen as the Grand Marshall, and he felt this was a great honor." Isaac sat his saddle so straight and tall, his English progenitors had all been proud and tall as he. They had all longed to stand where few men had ever stood, and they were good colonizers, too. "Grandpa Morley had curry-combed his silver-grey steed named 'Champ', until its whole body shone and its skin looked like satin. Isaac's hair and clothes shone in the hot July sun, too. Each of the men that Isaac had chosen to ride with him, owned beautiful silver-greys, too. And the grey of their prancing mounts was not all the grey that was evident. The grey in the hair of all twenty-four men only added to the beautiful picture they formed. " "Were they all soldiers in the war of 1812, Grandma? Had they all belonged to the Nauvoo Legion, too? " -55-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325461
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