Growing Up in Chester

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Growing Up in Chester
Description really knew how to have a party. Also we had great times at the Dyche's, the Justensen's, the Larsen's, and the Dickensen's. We all felt accepted and loved. What great run we had on the 24th of July with our own little parades and a picnic in the yard of the old school house, great food and games. Every summer there was the big Chester reunion where those that had lived in Chester came back and got together and had a dinner and visited. 1 was very sorry when those reunions came to an end. There can never be an equal to the Halloween parties in the old church. Everyone, young and old, dressed in costumes. There was a frightful spook alley in the basement that I'll never forget. Every Christinas Eve there was a party with Santa Claus and the traditional sack of peanuts, hard candy, and an orange for each child. What excitement. One the biggest changes of my life was probably when the Demons came to town. 1 had a new best friend with a large family. As 1 participated in family prayer and family home evenings, it became a goal to have an active family and to get married in the temple. Bishop Denton asked my father to be the Ward Clerk, and that made a great change in our family's life because we all became active. This has been a great blessing in my family. With the coming of a new Bishop, things really started popping. Chester Ward needed a new church building. We had been using the old school building for many years. We had help with the tearing down of the old building as well as the construction of the new one. What excitement, but with it came lots of hard work. Everyone was good workers or so it seemed to me. They were up very early in the morning and late at night working on their farms. They never seemed to rest, yet they still had tune to work on the church. We, as children, were proud to help clean the mortar off old bricks and stack them. It was really hard work and our hands got sore. The Ward needed to come up with a portion of the money to build the chapel. A lot of the money was raised by having barbecued-chicken dinners for people all over the county. People knew if they came to a Chester Ward Dinner they got their money's worth and the best food ever. The entire ward felt the joy of success when the beautiful new building was dedicated. I still remember how reverent we all were in our beautiful new church. There were many years of memories and experiences in that building. When it was torn down, all of us that had worked so hard felt a great loss. I always loved to visit with my parents' friends. I could listen and 87
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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 326095
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