A Gunnison Valley Poet

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1989
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Gunnison Valley Poet
Description THLTD PLACID PERSOHAL RECOLLECTION OLD 03CHEU) Eleanor F. Madsen 295 2ast 1st Eorth liphrain, Utah 84627 The heavenly aroma of a freshly baked pizza nay brine; nostalgia to this generation as vividly as the tantalising sweetness of a kettle of blue plun preserves brings to ny generation. Sights, sounds and smells are foreve^ imprinted in our nemories, I remember so dis- t inctly' the sweet fragrance of the unite blossoms of an old crab apple tree growing at the place I called home. It grew at the top of an orchard where there were many fruit trees of all kinds and descriptions, fruits seldom used, some not even heard of in this generation, fruits supplied by the trees ny grandfather planted in the late 1800's. Host of the trees were hardy ones that grew readily in the harsh climate and short growing season in lit. Pleasant, and they produced abundantly. We had few peaches, apricots, cherries and the citrus fruits we are so accustomed to usinc today. liich of the old sturdy trees is gone new. The picket fence that surrounded the orchard has been replaced with 2. new chain link one. I thought the tall crab apple tree, the patriarch of the orchard, would always be there to share its white blossoms each spring. It must have been one of the first trees ny grandfather planted as it had grown so tall that ny brothers, who climbed the tree, could scarcely reach the brightest reddest apples at the top. In the fall when the apples were touched with frost and just right for picking, we would shake then down and gather huge baskets full. After the apples were washed and stemned they were boiled slowly in a big kettle on the back of the black coal stove until they were soft, the pale orange-colored juice was then strained through a metal strainer then agr-in through a flour sack so the last bit of juice could be obtained. After this a like amount of sugar was added to the juice and it was boiled P2
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325853
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