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 My Anna Etta had been taught, and she believed, that pure hearts and pure homes were the most important accomplishment for a woman, and that if she made a prayerful, loving home with all her heart and faith in it, she would never miss heaven! She had many other accomplishments besides her clean, twinkling home, and even in the face of adversity she adminis-tered to the sick and lonely with quiet courage, and the thought of her will be a blessing to me forever. Her compassion was unsurpassed, she never ignored distress among her neighbors. She was there first when illness struck or a child was born or to make bandages from old pillow shams for the wounded, or to administer to the last needs of the dying. She cared for dark skinned savage and white skin alike, if the need arose. Whenever she cared for the sick, one speck of dust on the geranium leaves would have sullied her whole day. She would clean and scour the place to ward off germs. She was as clean and particular as any Doctor could be, so she became a doctor of sorts, and she was midwife too and never afraid even when things were contagious! She charged fifty cents to one dollar for caring for a new mother and new baby for three weeks, and in needy homes there was no charge! Anna Etta had more resourcefulness than the ordinary, she was an expert seamstress. Her children were always neatly and stylishly dressed, as were other children whose parents could afford her services. She was such a skilled tailor she even made men's suits. She made her own eyelet embroidery, carded wool, and then wove it into materials for dresses. She gave this gift, this desire to sew and create, to her daughter, Anna Maria, and she in turn gave this added gift to me. She cared for her step-father and mother in her home, until her mother's death at eighty six, in 1901. - 21 -
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Identifier 031_The Thread on the Golden Spool.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325824
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h70czp/325824