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A Love that Began on a Mountain Top

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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
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325980
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t

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Title A Love that Began on a Mountain Top
Description followed, also laughing. The day was perfect as they made their way up the trails. Pete stopped now and then to close headgates so that the water could accumulate in the reservoirs during the winter storms. Before the day was over Karen learned some of the reasons why Pete had never married. He had several girl friends, when younger, but other responsibilities demanded his time. "I was seventeen years of age when my father died," he said. "% mother, with her crippled leg, needed my help to care for the family. Then she died a year later with a disease known as black canker, (in Pete's day, vitamins were unheard of. Black canker was caused by lack of vitamin C.) rfy nine-year-old sister was left in ray care." "What happened to your mother's leg? Why was she crippled?" "We don't know. Some disease in her childhood left her leg useless from the hip and down. She walked with two crutches." "Yet, she married and had a family!" Karen didn't really believe that such a thing would be possible. "My inother always said that she had three crutches; two were made of wood and the third was faith. Her wooden crutches didn't prevent her from a good life and five children. She worked very hard. Pioneer fanjlies had a struggle to live here in those days." "You had the responsibility of a parent at an early age," said Karen. "Mary Ann was nine years old when mother died. I cared for her until she married. She and Jim lived with me until after her two children were born. Then they purchased a home nearby. Since then I have been 126
Format application/pdf
Identifier 140_A Love that Began on a Mountain Top.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325859
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t/325859