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 Nor was all this the whole of her outgiving of herself. She had a beautiful singing voice which made her a valued choir member. Her beautiful soprano could be heard in church, duets, quartettes and group singing at social gatherings. She was very graceful on the ballroom floor and she was also an accomplished step dancer. My grandmother said "I have seen her breathless and tired many times from responding to too many enthusiastic encores for her step dancing. She responded once too often to encores, however, her last performance was at a Black Hawk encampment at Ephraim, Utah. She was no longer young and on her way to the pavilion, she tripped and fell and injured herself to a degree she did not immediately realize. She being as good as her word at promising to be on the pprogram, and despite physical distress and intense pain, she danced again before hundreds of applauding people. It was her last performance. A slow paralysis developed in her legs and she spent her last years in a wheel chair! Like all early pioneer Mormon women she suffered, but whenever they did they would react with sudden and determined drawing together. This feeling has come to the Saints of Latter days, something unique and historical. The difference of class, race, rank, or age had been dissolved just as putting aside their own suffering. They worked side by side, day after day, planning to smooth and clear the trails that they had already crossed, to make them easier, to succor those less fortunate. She, like other early Mormon women, knew early that the best friends are those who know how to keep the same silences. She also knew, and she did not learn all this from books, that you should never lock up a heart, that there is no heart that cannot be bruised and hurt, no matter how wise and self suf-ficient and proud one may seem. She saw beauty in all things of earth, and knew that this is where it begins and then mounts upward. - 22 -
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Identifier 032_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 325825
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h70czp/325825