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
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6h70czp
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 325827
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h70czp

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Title Grandma Painted a Picture
Description When the freight wagon brought in goods from Salt Lake "Factory" later known as unbleached muslin, could be bought. In those days it was made much stiffer and heavier and was more firmly woven, It was used to make "chimies" and petticoats and other "unmentionables" but first before the cloth was cut, a yard was torn off and very carefully unraveled thread by thread, and wound around smooth sticks and put away to be used as thread in sewing. When the Black Hawk War started all able bodied men en-gaged in it. Elizabeth's father had a bad hip from an old injury and couldn't ride a horse but he could stand guard duty. He killed and jerked beef for the fighting men. They made butter crackers in their home from flour, butter, salt, and water mixed and rolled thin, cut in squares and baked. The result was somewhat like soda crackers. They didn't dry out like bread and were easier to carry. Grandma told how the men would come riding into their yard, fill the sacks with jerky and butter crackers, tie the sacks to the saddle and ride away. She added pensively, "And that is the last time we ever saw some of them." Lizabeth boiled and molded bullets to be used in the Black Hawk War. The bullet mold was heavy, with two handles. After the mold was loaded the handles were brought together and pressed real hard. Her hands and her wrists were small and it was hard work for her. She said, "Many a time before I was through my wrists would swell and pain and hurt most of the night. In 1868 the brethren at headquarters again sent a call for a company of men to go across the plains and bring saints from Europe to Utah. Philip Hurst was among the men to answer the call. While on the plains he sent Lizabeth a letter by Pony Exprese. When I was young that seemed the acme of romance to receive a letter from an admirer by pony express. They were married soon after he got home. One winter in Sanpete the weather was unusally cold, not counting the first history making winter in Manti. The snow fell deep, then froze and crusted until people could walk on top of the snow. The bigger boys tied rags and pieces of old sacks on their feet and up over their pant legs and ran around chasing each other on top of the snow. Sometimes one - 48 -
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Identifier 058_Grandma Painted a Picture.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325784
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h70czp/325784