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 "Well now, if you can finish cutting the few ears of corn, I'll start supper. We can't let these important men starve." They all laughed; they all knew that Grandma's meals were a very pleasant experience and they all loved to eat at her house. As she mixed ingredients for a starch cake and a batch of baking-powder biscuits. Grandma continued to talk quietly to keep these lively youngsters gentled and interested. "I'll get the newspaper clipping from the Deseret News and read those for you again, too. " Anna reached high above her cupboards and brought these treasured documents down. "Now children, I quote: "The Nauvoo Brass Band followed Grand Marshall Morley and his Silver-Greys. Then two Troops of Bishops (12 in each) came next. They were all bearing Banners, each representing a different Ward. And then Seventy-Four Young men dressed in white and all wearing Gold-Crowns, and all carrying copies of the U. S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Twenty-four beautiful, young, ladies in white with wreaths of white roses on their heads, came next, each carried a Bible and a Book Of Mormon. " "We all wish we could have seen the parade. We wish we could have one here. " The children were so enthused that they had not cut much corn during this part of the story and the questions still spilled from their eager lips as Grandma Anna came back to help and urge then on. "I think you all deserve a prize or surprise, after working so hard to help me. " Grandma continued to praise the children as she passed a plate of dried fruit to them. Scarce dried fruit it was too, and they all loved it. "This treat won't spoil your appetites. It's just an appetizer so you'll eat more. " How she loved these beautiful, intelligent offspring of her devoted children's families. They were so good to share them with her and all were willing to help her at any time. "Oh, I forgot to tell you that Governor, and still Church President, Brigham Young and other church officials came next in the parade. " "Grandpa Isaac must have been good friends with President Young? " This from Lula, the oldest and the one that never stopped working in all this past hour. "Yes, darling Lula, he was very close to both President Young and the Prophet Joseph Smith. Joseph and his family lived in, Grandpa's home several different times and for months at a -57-
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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 325463
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