Grapes are for Sharing

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 08
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1976
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 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325605
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Title Grapes are for Sharing
Description "They'll be done before father comes," answered Minerva, and added under her breath, "especially if he sees the travelers on the creek bank. He will go and visit with them awhile and probably invite them in for supper." Sometimes the twelve year old Minerva resented her father's hospitality, like tonight when the meal would consist mainly of milk and biscuits. March was a bad time for company, she reflected. The garden had just been planted, the hens weren't laying many eggs, and the apples and carrots in the pit were about gone. There were a few small potatoes left, but they must be kept for seed. She secretly hoped her father wouldn't see the campers. She would warn Clara not to mention them, but not while her mother was listening, for her mother was like her father--generous. When Peter Munk arrived, true to form he ushered in the strangers from the north and introduced them as though they were old friends. "Girls, these are the Joneses from Salt Lake City. They are on their way to St. George and are spending the night here in Manti. I'm sure Mrs. Jones would rather sleep on your straw tick, Clara, than in the wagon. She isn't feeling too well. After the introductions May began setting extra places on the table, while Mrs. Munk quietly summoned Clara to her bed-side. "Clara, isn't there one more jar of groundcherry preserves in the cellar?" Clara nooded slowly. She was remembering the long hot hours spent in the fields west of town picking the small yellow berries. "Yes Mama," she whimpered, "there is one small one left, but couldn't we just have sorghum for supper?" Mrs. Hunk was adamant, so the hot biscuits were eaten with groundcherry preserves and cool Jersey milk. Little Clara wistfully noted the second and third helpings enjoyed by the visitors, and she knew that by the time the meal was finished the little jar would be empty. Perhaps it was the sadness in the child's eyes as much as the gratitude for the food and lodging which prompted Mr. Jones to leave with the family five dry sticks or roots, with instructions to "bury them deep and keep them damp." -32-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325526
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