Grandma Painted a Picture

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 04
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1972
Type Text
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
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Title Grandma Painted a Picture
Description GRANDMA PAINTED A PICTURE Luella H. Rogers Manti, Utah First Place Essay Senior Division My grandmother, Elizabeth Wilcox Hurst, was born in Manti, the 13th of July, 1851. She grew up in Mt. Pleasant, and spent the first married years of her long and eventful life in Fair- view. While I was yet a child she began telling me stories of her life in Sanpete in the early days. We were living in Old Mexico then, so that both the time of their happenings, and the places mentioned seemed really remote to me. As I grew older, the incidents she related gave a more clear picture of things as they must have been in the last half of the eighteen hund- reds in Sanpete Valley. There was the Indian scare-all the people were called into the fort at Manti. In two days, as nothing else happened, Grandpa Wilcox felt safe to return home to the Northwest part of town, known as the farm, to see how his livestock had fared in his absence. To his sorrow he found his only milk cow and few chickens killed and piled in fron of the log cabin door. Lizabeth was 14 years old before she owned a dress of "boughten" cloth. She had worked and earned the money to buy a piece of black calico with a small white flower in it. She made the dress herself (by hand of course, in those days). She thought it was beautiful. One Saturday evening she washed her dress, starched it with flour starch, and spread it out on the bushes to dry. When she went to "gather in" her precious finery all that was left of the skirt was the band, hem and seams. The basque was a ruin also. Only the sleeve bands, neck band, and the two pieces that held the buttons and buttonholes down the front remained. The grasshoppers had eaten the dress for the starch. It was a real tragedy. - 46 -
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325782
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