Tales My Grandmother Told Me

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 01
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1969
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s67p8wh3
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 326017
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p8wh3

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Title Tales My Grandmother Told Me
Description TALES MY GRANDMOTHER TOLD ME Arlea H. Howell Ephraim, Utah Second Place Our early pioneer people brought with them from their homes in the old country many strange beliefs and superstitions. I can remember my grandmother telling me as a child that the sure cure for warts was to cut a potato in half and rub the wart with half of it and bury the other half. She was equally sure that a pinch of salt thrown over the shoulder would prevent bad luck if by chance the salt had been spilled. The following is one which she told as having happened to her own mother but I was never sure that she really believed it happened like this. Traveling across the sky that night, the moon was a watermelon slice circled with a faint halo of rainbow. "Storm tomorrow," said Mother as she sat silently beside the bed. Our neighbor, six year old Marian, was ill with some kind of fever and Marian's own mother was sleeping, exhausted from many days relentless watch over her sick child. "Storm tomorrow," repeated Mother to herself and closed the window to the night breeze . She went back to the bedside and touched the hand of the sleeping child, then the forehead and noted with some concern that her breathing was very weak. She turned up the lamp and bent her head to place her ear on little Marian's chest. Satisfied that the fluttering heart was still pumping life into the child she turned to the doorway to see Marian's mother watching her with wide eyes. "Did she call out?" she asked. "She's all right, go back to bed, Carrie," coaxed Mother. "I thought I heard a child call," said Carrie. "She hasn't stirred for more than two hours," answered Mother, "but there's life in her yet. Do go back to bed for a while." Then the two women froze in horror and turned their faces toward the screened door. From that direction 12
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325998
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p8wh3/325998