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Courtship

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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 Courtship
Description They had been in the same ward for many years, after all. But he was 13 years older than she, and her friends had been her contemporaries. She had paid little attention to the older young people, but she did remember when he married, and some of his recruiting visits after his move to Oregon, when he and others came back to tell the people in Sanpete what was available in Oregon. Sitting down at once she replied: "Dear Brother Jensen, Thank you for your recent letter. However, I don't think it wise for me to start correspondence with you at this time. 1 have recently been interviewed for a mission. I will be one of the first lady missionaries from this area and I am really looking forward to the opportunity." She went on with a few news items about the people and places they both knew well, mailed the letter, and promptly dismissed the incident. When it had a weird way of sneaking back in her mind, she quickly squelched it -just a strange occurrence after all. Preparations went on for her departure for her mission. Then another letter arrived: "Dear Jessie, "Thank you for replying, and since time is short, with your impending mission call, I shall not waste time writing back and forth with you about this, First of all, please reconsider. It is not a woman's duty to serve a mission Marriage and a family are a woman's first responsibility, as both of us well know from our Church upbringing. 1 realize we don't really know each other very well because of the disparity in our ages but we did grow up in the same town, were in the same ward, and have a common background. 1 remembered well what your reputation was. You were always talked about as being such a smart girl with such a good memory. "As you probably know, Jessie W. Jensen - Manti. Utah Courtesy Helen Wilson 24
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Identifier 036_Courtship.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326077
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr/326077