Decoration Day

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
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 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325758
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Title Decoration Day
Description Road Co Grandma's And trail each spring for sheep, When herders gave the orphan lambs For us to raise and keep. Commonplace canyon, Your mountains didn't soar, But you played a part in our destiny That we'll remember evermore. DECORATION DAY June B. Jensen 5 75 West 800 South Orem, UT 8405 8 Honorable Mention Poetry I recalled my first visits to her grave when I was proud to place a wreath of hand-made paper flowers and hoped the rain wouldn't ruin them. Years passed before she meant more to me than a dim mound in a weed-choked old cemetery. Then I read her story. . . "In my earliest memory a Grandfather stood waving his hat to our departing family. Prairie miles made goodbyes final. Oxen bellowed their fright on a ferry crossing the Platte while my faLher's soothing voice calmed both beast and child. The weary, plodding wagon train didn't halt for baby brother's birth." Her days in "the valley" were filled to the measure of her creation with crazy patch quilts, feather ticks and hand-knit socks for a dozen children. Her home nursing skills included buttermilk to cool a fever and egg poultice a sore throat MUST, 97
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325626
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