A Time for Growing Up

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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 Time for Growing Up
Description would begin- How could she ever wait? She wished the clock would tick faster. . ..time goes so slowly when one is trying to grow up . How could she know that in later years the clock would stand on that same shelf in her own home, ticking away the years almost as fast as it now ticked away the hours, and she would wish that it would slow down Nor could she know how the memories of those days would go with her into her life. . .the helping in the kitchen that taught her so many useful things in raising her own family, the crock of pickles and bottled fruit in the cellar, the many beautiful quilts Mama made, the dresses for little girls all these were things that Grace would carry into her world, influencing the lives of her children, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and making them better. Grace finally did go to the dance. Her diaries show that she might have attended two hundred dances or more in her lifetime. She probably never went on another rabbit hunt, her freckles are all but gone and her hair is no longer red; but she carries on in the tradition of her family in continuing to be useful and busy, and sharing many valuable memories of her past with her family. The old clock has also carried on. Given to Mama and Papa on their wedding day in 1892, it watched over the family while babies were being born, children were growing up, weddings were being planned, sick ones were tended to and loved ones were dying. After both Mama and Papa were gone, it rested for a few years, but was once again restored and placed on its shelf in Grace's home, and is still ticking and chiming away the hours and the years of her family, after nearly a hundred years. Though it is not a living thing, it seems to have a spirit of its own, reminding us that changes in life cannot only be endured, but also used to make our lives better, and that there is a time for all things, whether we are growing up or growing old. "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven; a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, 114
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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 325645
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