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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
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 Grandmother - She Made a Difference
Description perform on a local radio program where I recited: When first I went upon the stage. My little heart went pit-a-pat For fear someone would say, "Whose little dunce is that?" Grandma had a large posterity: six living children who had from one to nine children each. Their children had families. I don't remember one of us going without a gift for special occasions-birthdays, Christmases, graduations-even if it was a hotpad Grandma had crocheted. The last gift she gave me-for my eighteenth birthday-was a small lavender composition pin, shaped like an orchid, which she had ordered from one of her "soaps." That year her garden was nearly all planted by mid-April. She was ill but insisted that my aunt plant potatoes in the two-by-four spot she hadn't utilized. Our senior class went on a weekend trip to Salt Lake City. We came home on my birthday; I went first to Grandma's. She was prepared with my gift. Exactly a month later-on a Tuesday-she had a stroke. Early Tuesday morning Mother woke me to tell me Grandma was gone. I was grateful she hadn't suffered or been bedridden or speechless; that would have been torture of the worst kind. The next day I graduated from high school. From Grandma's example i learned thrift, industry, patience, beauty, wisdom, and-most important-love. She mad subtle differences in the lives of those around her. She made an indelible difference in my life. She still does. Bothilda Hansen Frandsen was born 28 March 1866 in Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, daughter of James Hansen and Johannah Anderson. James was bom 24 April 1828 in Gronnegade. Fredricksborg, Denmark. He was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by CCA. Christensen, during Christensen's first six-month mission to Denmark, and was a first settler in Mt. Pleasant in 1859. A versatile musician, he organized the first band, first orchestra, and first choir in Mt. Pleasant. He was architect and co-contractor for the original Mt. Pleasant North Ward chapel. Johannah was bom 4 January 1845 in Skone, Sweden. In 1863 she became James' fourth wife. They had ten children. Bothilda was the oldest child who lived. 101
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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 326092
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr/326092