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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
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf

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Title Grapes are for Sharing
Description Clara carried water from the creek to water the little plot and was rewarded one May morning by seeing some little green shoots appear. These,her father informed her, were grape vines. As time passed the vines climbed the apple tree under which they were planted and produced large dark clusters of concord grapes. One autumn afternoon, as Mrs. Munk was filling glass after glass with grape jelly, Clara said solemnly, "it's just like Brother Christoffersen said in meeting, isn't it? If you put your biscuits in the ditch you'll ..." May began to laugh. "Brother Christoffersen said, 'If you cast your bread upon the water, after many days it will return:'" "Don't laugh, May, it means the same thing," contended Minerva, "But what Clara is really saying is - if you share your groundcherry jam with the Joneses, in a couple of years you'll get some grape jelly." "Minerva!" chided Mrs. Munk. She always tried to discourage flippancy in her children, but right now she had a hard time hiding her amusement at Minerva's blunt statement. "What it means, girls, is that we should always be grateful for an opportunity to share whatever we have with others. Now Clara, tidy your hair a bit and slip on a clean apron, then you may take a jar of jelly and a loaf of salt-rising bread to Sister Hansen. She doesn't have a grape vine." "Of course she doesn't Mother. Nobody in Manti has a grape-vine except us. Aren't we so plain lucky?" "'Blessed' is the word, Clara, plain 'blessed'," corrected Minerva, glancing sideways to see if her mother had noted her sudden contrition. Mrs. Munk had noticed and nodded her approval. "Girls," she said softly, "it says in the Bible it is more blessed to give than to receive." "But it's more fun to receive, isn't it?" said Clara mischievously, as she slowly licked the last bit of jelly from the big wooden spoon. Source: This story is an adaptation of a true happening in the lives of the Peter Munk family. -33-
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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 325527
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf/325527