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
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 Grandmother - She Made a Difference
Description and raspberries. She wore cut-off hose 10 cover the delicate skin on her arms as she harvested her fruits from the thorny bushes. I ached when I saw the trickles of blood oozing through the cotton netting. Every Monday morning during the summer months, she took her 4:00 a.m. water turn. (She had carried water two blocks to her flowers and trees when she and Grandpa first homesteaded north of town.) If we didn't get her house to mow her lawn when i( was ready, she mowed it-even when she was in her eighties. Each spring we supplied her with pullets which she raised. She kept us supplied with eggs and dressed chickens for us. Sometimes I helped her by holding the looping strings taut around a chicken's neck while Grandma held the feet and wings in one hand, her axe in the other. Grandma loved her radio. She listened faithfully to her favorite "soap operas." She waited for conference and used her hymn book as she sang with the choir. She had a beautiful voice and bad sung with the local ward choir when she was younger. She had served as Primary president for a number of years. Grandma could hardly wait for conference to end so she could switch stations and thrill to the play-by-play descriptions of the baseball announcers. She couldn't simply listen; no time must be wasted. She embroidered, crocheted, tatted, knitted, sewed quilt tops (piecing even the smallest blocks), quilts, and cut and stitched balls of rags for making rugs. During the World War II she collected tiny bits of string and wound them into balls. She saved aluminum foil and meat drippings. She always "made do" with what she had; she didn't ask for much. Her early years had taught her to appreciate any bit of affluence and never to squander anything. During her teens. Grandma lived a block from the school. When I felt ill, or wanted something to eat, or needed some TLC. I went to Grandma's. She never let me down-cared for me as tenderly as she had her brother when he lost his leg, her bedridden mother-in-law for fourteen years, her own mother as she was dying of cancer, Grandpa for the nine months he suffered as he, too. lay dying. She mourned over the two children she had lost-her baby when he was nine months old and her fifth daughter when she was a young mother. Grandma was there to encourage me as I performed in recitals, in elementary school operettas, in parades as twirler for the elementary school band or riding on a float, as Centennial Queen of Mt, Pleasant. After Christmas the year my father died, she took me to Ogden to ray aunt's so my holiday, at least, would not be spoiled. They took me to 100
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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 326091
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