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Reflections of My Childhood Days

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf
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 Reflections of My Childhood Days
Description Dick's Place was a family business. He, his wife, Fannie, and the children worked long, hard hours ever using new and innovative ideas and changes to challenge the appetites and thinking of their patrons. REFLECTIONS OF MY CHILDHOOD DAYS Lucille Seely Mt. Pleasant, Utah Senior Division Second Place Essay Reflections-------I'm going down Memory lane to Grandma and Grandpa Knudsen's house, where I lived with them when I was a child. Come and go back with me to 1890. Reflections-------as I was growing up in my grandparents home it was my privilege to help on special days like "making potato starch". We had large Cottonwood trees all around our lawn and there in the shade we would scrub the potatoes nice and clean. We put them in a large grating machine, which was placed over a wooden tub of water. As we turned the handle the grated potatoes fell in very small pieces into the water. When the right amount of potatoes had been grated the peelings would rise to the top, and we poured this off. Several rinses were required, and the "potato starch" was left in the bottom of the tub. My grandmother would put a table on the south side of the house, where there was sunshine all day, and scrape the starch out of the tub onto a clean sheet for the drying process. Reflections-------how I loved to run my fingers through the soft silky starch when it was dry. Grandma would put the beautiful white starch in containers and store it in the pantry. On special days she would bake a delicious starch cake. On wash day she would starch our petticoats until they could stand alone. Reflections-------it was quite a process when Grandma and Grandpa decided we would have a new carpet for our parlor. -63-
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Identifier 073_Reflections of My Childhood Days.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325562
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf/325562