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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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Decision
Description office in Mt- Pleasant that there had been a terrible explosion affecting two of the four mine shafts at Winter Quarters and that many of the miners had been killed. David's body was the first one found; he was just 21. None of them soon recovered from the shock; Candace never did. She mourned for her boy, though she maintained her cheerful disposition and shared her healing powers with those around her, Once more, Anne's wedding was delayed. Dare the young couple make further plans? Would anything else happen to prevent or postpone their marriage? Should they really get married? Or was this marriage simply not to be? Anne lowered her head to her crossed arms, closed her eyes, and thought. She said a silent prayer: "Please. Help me know what to do„ I love Niel so very much. But I love my family, too. Can Mother get along without me now? I have tried to be the help she needed. Is now the time to leave and start a new life? Please help me know," Candace had assured her daughter that she was perfectly capable of taking care of herself and the children now After all, they were nearly grown. And Niel had been more than patient. Hadn't Candace chided Anne, taking Niel's side? Anne had retorted often enough: "You always take Niel's part. You won't take mine!" But Candace appreciated Anne's sacrifices and frequently told her so, '"Yes," she had told Anne, "now is the time. He won't wait forever." Anne lifted her head. It seemed as if she were outnumbered. But it was what she wanted, too. Her eyes glistened with tears--happy tears, She knew what her answer would be. She could hardly wait until Niel came by as he always did in the evenings. This evening would be different. Carefully Anne dressed in her prettiest frock and took extra pains in combing her hair. She whirled around the room as if dancing in Niel's arms. Breathlessly, she stopped in front of the mirror one more time before going to the parlor to greet her soon-to-be-husband. 67
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
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