Grandmother - She Made a Difference

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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
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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 Grandmother - She Made a Difference
Description the others. My cousin got mine to be finished; I got Grandma's. Grandma read stories to me; I corrected her when she used different words. She cut my sandwiches into tiny rectangles--my "knights on their horses," We played Fish and Steal-a-Pile and Casino; she didn't "allow" me to win but she didn't try too hard not to. She was an excellent "meat and potatoes" cook; she made special treats-Danish dumplings, sweet soup, caraway soup, red mush, starch cakes. One day she let me cook some apples in her enameled one-cup container, the one she used for brewing her coffee. 1 wasn't tall enough to see over the top of the coal stove, so tipped the cup slightly to see if my apples were cooking. The hot sauce spilled down my neck. But Grandma look care of me, and 1 don't remember any pain. Grandma helped Mother plant and care for a large garden in out back yard. Sometimes I was allowed to pick green peas or raspberries to eat fresh from the patch. Later, after Mother remarried. Grandma moved first to a little apartment just up the street and later to the tiny house on the huge lot my aunt's family had vacated. Then she came to our house to help Mother care for the herders. I loved being home from school on days the fruit peddlers stopped by the house to sell their produce. Then I, too, could. sample the ripe peaches and tomatoes they brought. When I came home the next day, I could eat my fill of the juicy fruits, choosing them from the myriad bushel baskets surrounding Grandma and Mother as they prepared them for the winter. 1 was frequent visitor at Grandma's, both at her apartment and at her house. She was a frequent visitor at our house she pulled down the folding bed, with its billowy feather bed. I slept in the icy-cold bedroom, warmed by the brick she heated in the oven before retiring. She often accompanied us as we took short rides around town. We often stopped for ice cream; Grandma always wished Grandpa could have been with us as he had loved ice cream which hadn't been as readily available when he was alive. Sometimes we drove through the fields or mountains around us. We sometimes took picnics. We went to Provo and Salt Lake. Grandma and I-later my brother-stayed in the park while Mother shopped. When 1 had a spat with my best friend over some insignificant trifle. Grandma called her "that ornery little pup," the strongest language I ever heard her use. Not that she was timid or milk-toasty; she was feisty and could hold her own with anyone. She loved her yard. I associate cosmos, phlox, dahlias, daisies, and golden glow with Grandma. And horseradish, currants, gooseberries. 99
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326090
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