The Thread on the Golden Spool

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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 The Thread on the Golden Spool
Description Through Hannah's expert nursing, faith in God and her con-stant prayers, she saved this little girl, and they both reached the Salt Lake Valley. This was the background that Anna Etta Eckersley was blessed with. My mother's grandmother, she had a first hand acquaintance with sorrow, pain and defeat too, but brave woman that she was, she was ever watchful that it did not come through to sully her days and color and dominate her every act. This is why I want to share her story, to tell about this golden cord, woven about her life. Then she gift wrapped and carried this precious gospel gift to my maternal grandmother, to my mother, and to me! She lived with a song on her lips and with sweet serenity, yet no one could have had a busier, hard work filled life. When Anns Etta first met Wm. L. "Doc" Draper, she was not too impressed. He had seen her and fallen for her dark beauty. She resented his attentions at first, he was some year her senior, but he was persistent and the more those flashing brown eyes and quite sharp tongue objected, the better he liked her and the harder he tried to win her favor, and finally she said "yes". Everyone was so afraid of Johnston's army at this time and they moved to Spanish Fork where they felt safe, and it was here that their first child, Anna Maria, my grandmother, was born to them. Anna Etta Loved the open valleys, the lush mountains, and all of Utah, and she knew where the first boxwood and bluebells grew and the bulbs to save to brighten winter days. Her old fashioned vegetable garden was coaxed and almost commanded to grow and was a lesson in neatness, symmetry, and thriftiness. Thyme, chives, and rosemary grew for her as momentoes of her mother and the gardens she had told her about that she enjoyed in far away England. All who walked those desert paths to her door, shared the smells and tastes that came from her little plots. Her well stocked pantry shelves were testimonials of hard work and dili-gence, and of ever present fight to control the droves of insects who used her vegetables, scarce berries and fruits, as smorgas- bord every year! - 20 -
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325823
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h70czp/325823