The Decision

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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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Decision
Description THE DECISION Mary Louise Madsen Seamons 1774 South 340 East Orem, UT 84058 Third Place Short Story Anne had an important decision to make. It was time. Once more Niel had asked her to marry him. This time he was emphatic: "I can't wait any longer Anne. If you're not going to marry me, I'm going to have to find someone else." Anne and Niel had gone together for years. . , knew one day they'd marry. Now Anne was ?6, Niel nearly 27. Where had the years gone? Was this the time? Perhaps he was right. Several times they had planned to marry. But the time had never been quite right. Was it right now. . ,or did her mother need her still? When Anne was just 15, her father died of brain fever, leaving her mother with eight children, ranging in age from 20 years to just 3 months.1 Anne's two older sisters left home--May worked in a boarding house; Belle got a job in a millinery store-leaving Anne to help their mother with the four younger brothers and the baby sister. Candace had taught her daughter many things, including caring for the sick and pulling teeth, Anne had worked in the fields with her mother, had tended the younger ones vhile her mother worked for two years as city treasurer or performed her duties as secretary of the Relief Society (1832-1891) or cared for the sick. She had helped her mother raise the boys and little Bessie, teaching them the value of work, of getting an education, of helping their mother financially when they were able. Now two of the boys were miners, one was working for a farmer in Nt. Pleasant, and the youngest was nearly 14U . .would soon be seeking work. Even Bessie was growing up; she was 12 now, Anne had experienced ups and downs during these years, good times and bad--good times outdoors camping, fishing (she enjoyed doing that year round), playing ball; good times attending parties and dances; good times on dates with other fellows. 64
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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 325734
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