Manasseh

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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 Manasseh
Description "kanapoost" was made also from the clabbered milk, after heating it slowly on the back of the warm stove and was part of a delightful, luncheon menu. Salt cured bacon and ham, wrapped tightly in a flour sack to keep the flies away from it, hung on a nail near the cupboard and provided meat during the summer season. The food was simple but nourishing and always attractive. These women were artists in making a delicious meal from whatever they had on hand, whether it was eggs for an omelet or a gooseberry pie, the gooseberries recently picked from their own bushes/ Mornings commenced early in Manasseh. The stock had to be fed and watered, cows milked, the kitchen reservoir filled with water, the wood box stacked high with logs. When the chores were done, everyone had a turn with the tin wash basin on a home-built wooden bench near the kitchen porch, splashing the cool water on their faces with little hand dips in the brisk morning. Always the day began with everyone gathered around the family table for prayer and again at close of day they knelt and gave thanks and gradtitude for food and raiment, for health and strength to pursue their daily tasks and asked for moisture and protection from the devastating forces of nature. On Sundays, scriptures were read and church attended. In the later years, the families climbed into the horse drawn buggy and drove to Ephraim and went to their meetings there, returning home to Manasseh in the cool evening, singing as they went. Often, the men stood in their fields, with sweating brow, bared to the soft, cool breezes that stirred the purpling hay, and breathed a sigh of content for spacious fields and changing seasons. In the cool of the evening, the early settlers sat on the low, wooden steps of their humble cabins, enjoying the sweet smell of pinion and juniper, like a tonic after a summer shower. The fathers whittled whistles from green willows and watched their children playing "Hide and Seek" and "Run, Sheep, Run." They counted the stars as they came out, twinkling, one by one, - 5 -
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Identifier 015_Manasseh.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325803
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h70czp/325803