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The Choice People Who Came to Settle Sanpete

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6n014pd
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325758
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd

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Title The Choice People Who Came to Settle Sanpete
Description Christinas Day was one of great joy and a spirit of giving. Family groups would get together and pass out gifts to each other. Children were eneouraged to perform little songs and acts. SSsides this, the L.D.S, ward got together for a big party. All the stories of the birth of Christ were told, and some members had the gift of making the Stories into a momentous event. Each person, young or old, who could perform with a song, recitation, droll story, or acrobatic dance, would entertain in the meeting, and there was a full day o*f rejoicing. The long stretch of winter cold and wet weather was broken up by church and community parties. For days the preparations were underway. All kinds of cakes, puddings, breads, meats and tasty kinds of dishes were made ready for the big social event. Early in the forenoon the folks would gather at the church house, which was cleared for action. First, there would be a program and then the festivities would begin. Always they could depend on Pete Swen to play some rousing old tunes on his accordion. Kate Willardson and others liked to provide music on the piano. Some of the ladies had good voices for solo songs. Merril Whitlock had a deep voice and everyone enjoyed his singing. My father and others formed a quartet. Some of the ladies were gifted with mimicry and would provide a funny routine. You could expect Marinus Thompson to perform on his drums. There would be many others who would reminisce of other times and events. The feeling of fellowship and unity was evident among the people. When the eating started, it could last for two hours or longer. Tables were piled high with all kinds of tasty dishes as each lady had a specialty which needed to be tasted. There was nb need to stop eating, except that the music would start up and every type of dancing known to anybody was put into action. Waltzes, schottisches, quadrilles, foxtrots, two steps, Virginia reels, Shd several dances brought over from the old country •ftuld keep the people whirling on the floor. 29
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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 325730
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd/325730