A Poem from the Past

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Poem from the Past
Description So very tenderly we'd lift it. Work with paddle, salt and mold, Then drink cool buttermilk that came As bonus, from that pure gold. * * * A POEM FROM THE PAST Mabel L.. Anderson Manti, UT 84642 Honorable Mention Poetry Charles William Luke, a native pioneer born in Manti in 1857, just four years after his parents had come from Manchester, England, was my father„ I did not know him very well because he died when I was a little girl; but from my mother and from old letters, books and poems he left, I became acquainted with him and came to know him for the sensitive gentle nature he had, a man who loved poems which he read, collected and wrote. His diaries and account books had a poem or verse on about every page- When moved, he wrote a poem Nearby lived his cousin and best friend, George Luke. His parents, too, came from England and the two families lived one block apart; so George and Charles were constant companions in work and play. Cash jobs were not plentiful, and when they heard of jobs offered in railroad construction in eastern Utah and Colorado, they went together to earn a little money to help their families. I am sure it was in the spirit of a great youthful adventure they left Manti, not knowing the tragedy that was soon to come from it. They had not been on the job long when an explosion killed George. Charles was grieved and he had the sad task of bringing his pal and cousin home for burial. He expressed his deep grief in this poem: LIFE'S BITTER COST by Charles William Luke It was in the year 1880 on the 23rd of October We rode from home quietly and sober 99
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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 325635
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