A Farmer's Song

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
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Title A Farmer's Song
Description operations. A farmer lad to grow food, but he had to satisfy soul hunger also. So Melroy expanded his home garden to include rows and rows of flowers. Here he was ecstatic about experimenting...only the best plants, the finest seed, the greatest care would do. What a garden of Eden! There were dahlias as large as dinner plates, gladiolas as colorful as the rainbow, bright marigolds, sweet peas, petunias. Heavenly blue morning glories curtained the kitchen windows. People passed by to look, stopped to admire, were excited to share some of the beauty. No one left the Kjar home without a flower or vegetable to brighten his day. All summer long the flowers bloomed; the corn grew tall. The County Fair was an opportunity for a show place where everyone could admire, where blue ribbons were multiplied. Melroy's flowers adorned churches, business houses, homes. There was time for music...for Melroy to mingle his voice with choirs, to sing at special programs, for friends now gone, yes, there was time fore lullabies for children and grandchildren...time for a whistle, a song from his lips matching the beauty of the world about him...joyful music that reflected love of his sweetheart and family, love of the community where he lived, love of the farm. Melroy once said of his brother, "He rejoiced in the goodness that came from the land. He never forgot what that farm held sacred in his heart." So it was for Melroy. He was not a Metropolitan Opera star. but he made a difference in his Sanpete. Melroy & Ephai Kjar in their flower garden, Manti. Utah Courtesy Eleanor Madsen 137
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Identifier 149_A Farmer's Song.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326045
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