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A Mountain Man Turned Merchant

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s63x84sr
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr

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Title A Mountain Man Turned Merchant
Description picked up Sylvia, the boys. Glen, Elmo, Jay and Don and the picnic lunch. They stopped along the way before Mt. Pleasant and ate and rested the horses. After shopping, Samuel took everyone to the drugstore fountain for treats. Isaac and Sylvia sat at a table, hut Samuel and the boys sat on the stools at the fountain. They loved the big oak, marble and mirrored fountain. It was a long wonderful day. Samuel kept himself looking well. He wore good shoes and kept them well. He was always clean. He wore red underwear, the two piece kind with a few buttons opening on the top. When Sylvia was doing his laundry, the boys asked why Grandpa wore red underwear. She told them that was the kind he liked and had always worn. His favorite song was "The Yellow Rose of Texas.- He often folded his arms across his chest. He played a card game called "sluff" with his friends. After Mary died, his daughter Sylvia took care of his needs. She did his laundry, cleaned and helped with cooking and visited him often. She bottled food for him. He loved venison, raspberries, peaches and jelly, so he provided the food and she bottled it for him. Quite often he walked to Sylvia's al Meadowville through the fields on the railroad tracks, or they walked over to visit him. The Reynolds had good tunes having him at their home almost every Sunday for dinner. On Sundays and holidays he enjoyed good food and ate a lot with no apparent problem. After one holiday meal, Isaac asked him to do a jig. He did and it was so funny that he did so after every holiday meal and everyone had a good laugh. He valued any form of transportation, good shoes, good surrey and he loved cars, new and old. He and Cliff Anderson bought the first Brisco cars in the area. Brisco was the early Chevrolet. He kept some older vehicles, an old Dodge truck and a Stanley Steamer. The grandchildren loved to sit in them and play they were driving. He lost his hearing; in those days he was called deaf. He always cupped his hand behind his ear to hear. His friend Fred Candland was deaf also. Sometimes they wanted to talk, so they went across the road by the willows, but both being deaf, they had to talk so loud that everyone heard them anyway. The family smiled and let them have their "private talk." He wrote some family history sheets in genealogy form, clear, neat, and full of information. He included nicknames in parentheses, making it possible to trace his mother in Canada Census as Polly, her name being Mary though before she always went by Polly. He wore steel-rimmed glasses for reading, before his eyes went bad the last few years. Sylvia and Isaac took him into their home a few months before he 77
Format application/pdf
Identifier 089_A Mountain Man Turned Merchant.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326057
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr/326057