The Spring

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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 Spring
Description THE SPRING Thelma G. Burnside Box 267 Fairview, UT 84629 Senior Citizen Division First Place Personal Recollection For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarce-ness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass. When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. (Deut. Bt7-10) So it was with the spring on our farm northeast of Fair-view. The water bubbled and sparkled and gurgled right up out of the depths of the soil. Cool in summer, yet it didn't freeze in winter-cool, crystal clear and pure spring water. Mama knew it was pure because she regularly sent samples of it to the Department of Health in Salt Lake City for testing. For her family, she had to be sure. The spring was in a small valley between two hills. The hill on the south was covered with wild rose bushes and the blossoms, pale pink in summer, filled the air with heavenly fragrance. The bees buzzed from blossom to blossom, gathering sweet nectar from each one. The petals fell into the spring, floating around and around like tiny silken boats. The low slung branches hung down over the spring, shading it from the sun and keeping the water cool. The "spring house, " built of a framework of wood covered with screen wire, sat like a guardian over the water. The shelf inside kept Mama's butter, milk, and cream sweat and fresh for our use and for selling in town. The overflow from the spring ran into a small pond. Crisp, tangy watercress grew in abundance to add to a tasty salad or to make an even tastier sandwich. -123-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
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