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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 Twins
Description As young children, our one dread was the Indians, and our fears were compounded one day when Mother told us to hide because the Indians were approaching the door. We were cry-ing and ready to panic, but our calm mother firmly said, "Everyone be quiet. " We scampered into all corners of the room trying to find a safe place to hide. But Mother called us to her, as a mother chicken would gather up her brood, and told us to stand close to the door. Our hearts were beating wildly and we could hardly breathe, but we did as we were told. When the Indians peered through the top half of the door-way scanning the entire room, they could not see us. Little did they know that we were almost within touching distance. We were terrified because of the closeness of these potential enemies, for we did not know if they meant us harm or were only in need of food. Many of the Indians were defiant, unruly and threatened many of the farmers, boasting of their accom- plishments. After the Indians were pacified with the tokens of food my Mother handed them through the doorway, they thanked her and left peaceably. Our dear Grandma Sandstrom lived in Spring City. She had always been so good and kind to Mother Hannah and the grandchildren. It was while we were still living in the wide open spaces on the flat that we received word that Grandma Sandstrorn had died. Poor Mama, she felt so bad and wanted to go back to Spring City for the funeral; but Daddy firmly said, "NO," for he felt he could easier go than she could. She was left to tend to the chores and watch over us. Father left immediately. Later that same evening-after our evening prayers had been said-we all were stunned to see the old family rocking chair begin to rock. No one was in it at the time and we all stared in amazement and disbelief. Then our Mother explained to us that it was "Grandma " sitting in the old rocker, rock-ing back and forth. The rocker had been a favorite of my Grandma Sandstrom' s, and Mother went on to tell us that be-cause we could not all go and attend the funeral, Grandma's spirit had joined us. She told us that if we believed in things strongly enough and had faith in our Heavenly Father, things would happen to soothe our minds and calm our fears. I remembered the presence of my Grandma Sandstrom on that evening following her death, for many years to come. -17-
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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 325488
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