The New Clothes

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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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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325496
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Title The New Clothes
Description As I thought about my family I remembered all the good times we'd had, and the fun at the farm, in spite of all the hard work. Dad had let us use the reservoir for a swimming pool and it was like a party every day in the summer. Mother let the girls come in the house to change their wet clothes, even after she had just mopped the floor. She always had freshly-baked bread, covered with butter and jam, and handed it out to the hungry crowd. I remembered mother jumping into the buggy when we were in town, and driving "Old May" out to the farm. She'd stop at the highway and look for cars. There weren't many of them and the horse was not used to then. She was always afraid that someone would run into us. When we didn't go in the buggy, we'd walk the two-and-a-half miles to the farm. The springs around town, from which Spring City got its name, provided plenty of fresh water, giving the landscape its lush, green-carpet look, where birds nested and warbled throughout the spring and summer. Sometimes we 'd cut through the fields, running up to our knees in tall grass and flowers, enjoying the fresh air and warm sun. I would miss all these things while I was away from my family. I was beginning to realize just how much they meant to me, and this feeling grew within me as time went on. Mother brought the clothes over the next week, just as she said, I enjoyed a wonderful school year and went back to Ephraim to go to Snow College where I graduated two years later. Then I went to southern Utah to teach school and married while I was there, so I was never at home for any length of time again. But I have thought many times in the years since about the many loving things my parents did for me, and I've wondered what kind of person I would be if I hadn't had their generous and industrious example to follow. Descendants of hardy pioneers who came from other countries to join the Saints and build up the Church, they carried on the traditions of hard work and dedication to the principles they knew to be right, inspiring their children to do the same. After I married, Dad gave us a cow and a pig, and mother was always sending packages of good things to eat. Sometimes she would send piece goods to make dresses for my two little girls, and I would be reminded of all the dresses she had made for me and the other sacrifices she made for her family. I would remember how important those new clothes were to me when I was young, and then I'd think of how things change as -50-
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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 325475
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