The Sabbath - A Day of Rest

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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
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Title The Sabbath - A Day of Rest
Description hay from the lower ten acres next to the highway. We will begin work on the upper twenty next Monday." My brother Leo and I responded quickly to Daddy's orders. It would soon be quitting time. Saturday seemed such a long day. Tomorrow would be Sunday., Just rest, clean up and go to Sunday School and Sacrament Meeting. No more work for us until Monday. The hay was loaded. Daddy unharnessed the other team and turned them loose to rest and graze in the field until Monday. All four of us climbed up on the load of hay for the thirty-minute ride from the farm to our home in Mt. Pleasant. It seemed good to get home. He drove the loaded wagon to the red barn, unhitched the horses and did the chores. We were tired from a hard week's work in the hay field. It had been hot. We felt sticky and dirty. How good it would feel to get cleaned up and refreshed. Mama had supper ready for us. We had only to wash our face and hands before sitting down to eat. Daddy let Leo and me have our turn first at the wash basin. While we were washing, he picked up the water bucket, went out to the hydrant, and brought in a pail of fresh water. pare for the next day--the Sabbath. This was important to us. The Ten Commandments told us to "remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy." This was one commandment that we enjoyed keeping--a day of rest. One of our tasks was to collect all our Sunday shoes and get them polished, ready for the morrow. Leo and I sat down with the polishing equipment and proceeded to make the four pairs shine. While we were at this job, Daddy was going ahead with his weekly shave. We always enjoyed watching him. His first job was to get his straight-blade razor as sharp as possible. With his left hand he would hold on to the leather razor strap and with the razor in his right, he stroked it back and forth to give it the edge he desired. We wondered how he kept from cutting the strop. He 11
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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 325747
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