The Trays

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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
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Trays
Description ify mother, Leola Childs Edwards, was a charter member of the Bonne Foi Club, when she moved back to Gunnison after she and my father, Clinton Moroni Edwards, left Washington, D. C,, where he received his law degree, and he came back "home" to set up a law practice. And so the Bonne Poi became one of the town's most prestigious clubs, kept to a minimum membership number and rarely having to replace anyone, because it seemed in those days people stayed put. And while the women were sewing, the hostess spent most of her time in the kitchen where The Trays, those large black, oval-shaped mysterious things that were kept in the black bag, were spread all over the room, on the table, the cupboards, the 3ink and even the stove. Once in a while I would get home from school just in time to see the goodies placed on The Trays. This was no sloppy, quick thrown-together repast. This was something which was planned for months in advance, even though the hostess would always tell the ladies. "Oh, this is something I just threw together." I remember one instance when my mother was going to make small sandwiches from bread from which the crusts were to be cut off. She special-ordered a loaf of sandwich bread from Elmer's Market, which had to be ordered from the Wonder Bread man. When the loaf came, it was the wrong kind. Fortunately for Elmer-^nd the Wonder Bread man-there was one day of grace before club day, and the next day the square loaf came. But for that one day, Elmer and Wonder Bread were not highly regarded in our home, because it was soon club day and the refreshments had to be just right to be placed on The Trays. I don't remember that what was carried to the ladies on The Trays was a competitive thing among the members, or that whoever had club the next time tried to outdo the last one. But the refreshments at Bonne Foi Club were important, and The Trays were an indis-pensible part of it. After club was over, The Trays disappeared just 87
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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 325961
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