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
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 The Decision
Description As expected, Niel was elated, and they immediately started making plans. This time they were certain their wedding would go as planned and they would "live happily ever after" They would be married in January in Carbon County and spend their honeymoon in Scofield where Niel had built a pretty little house with a big bay window., The back of the house was dug right into the hill, one part being a kind of cellar that was always cool. „ .a place to keep foods from spoiling. There was a lean-to kitchen, a big living room--with the bay window-and three bedrooms. Anne couldn't have been happier. She longed to see the house for herself; Kiel had described it in minute detail, and it would soon be hers. „ .theirs. Once again their plans came near cancellation. But this time they decided nothing was going to stop them from getting married-not even the measles epidemic. So, on New Year's Day of 1901, the determined young couple climbed aboard the train and went to Provo, They were met by a local buggy driver and taken to the home of Apostle (and Senator) Reed Smoot. Apostle Smoot greeted them cordially, visited with them briefly-then, "Well, this isn't what you came here for today. , .to make small talk with me." And to his wife, "Come, Mother. Seems as if this young couple has waited long enough. You be the witness, and I'll perform the marriage." The Smoots even provided the bride with flowers. Without further ado, after modifying the license that had been purchased in Price to make it legal in Utah County, Apostle Smoot performed the ceremony they had so long awaited. They really were married. Their trip to Scofield seemed much shorter than the one to Provo had been. In no time at all, it seemed, they were "home." As Niel picked her up to carry her over the threshold of their new home, Anne was delighted to see the surprise Niel had prepared for his bride, The house was decorated with streamers and flowers - expensive in Scofield-but nothing was too good for his wife. Hanging from the chandelier in the living room Anne spotted two tiny china cherubs. . .symbols of Niel's love for her., 68
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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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