She Danced Once too Often

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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 She Danced Once too Often
Description Wm. Lathrop (DOC) Draper, a prominent man, whom the City of Draper was named for, seemed to be the most persistent. He was older than she and fell in love with her dark beauty, her beautiful singing voice, and her vibrant and never-ending enthusiasm and faith in the gospel. They married, had several husky sons and daughters and a very busy life of service to the church, musically and otherwise. They sang together in duets, quartets, double quartets, and choirs and choruses. Anna's body was as exquisite as her beauty and she could sew such lovely things. She even tailored men's suits. She dressed beautifully and was in demand for every program. Her specialty was dancing (they called it "step-dancing" then) . As she hurried to the large Chautauqua tent where the programs were all held, she caught her foot on an exposed, above-ground tree root and fell very hard and was hurt very badly! She managed to limp into the tent, went up on the stage of wooden planks covered with old carpets, did the numbers with her family, sang with her husband, then did three dances she'd been asked to do and also responded to several encores! As she left the stage, she collapsed. The whole crowd was in shock and amazed sorrow when they found out she had danced with a broken hip! She never danced or walked again and was unable to take care of herself the rest of her life, even to brush a fly from her face. Her daughter, my mother's mother and my grandmother, Anna Maria Draper Whitlock, tenderly cared for her the rest of her life. She lived past 80 years of age with this good care. 74
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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 325716
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