Helping Dad on the Farm

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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 Helping Dad on the Farm
Description our hard work and our day's accomplishment. It was a personal time, to chat to laugh, to be close to one another. Each day we would try to break our old record of seeing how many bales of hay we could haul and slack. I remember one day in particular that we were almost to break our previous record, when [he storm clouds started to rise. 1 drove the tractor forward and backwards so fast to unload our last load, that to a passerby, it might have looked like fast-forward movie! We did it though! One thousand bales of hay-our new record! Often times when hauling hay, Dad would let me stay hack at the feed yard while he and Joe went for another load. I would amuse myself by secret huts. exploring old bams, writing letters, or reading a favorite novel. After working hard in the summer sun. Dad would let us sit for a rest and he would pass around his "communal" canteen. Seeing he and my brother sweating profusely with dirty hands and faces did little to create an interest for me in sharing. Thirsty as I might have been, 1 carefully wiped off the mouth piece and gingerly took a sip. Dad was always considerate enough to have my brother and me home for other special things: baseball practices, piano lessons, birthday parties and other special functions. Dad was always there to cheer us on and support us in our outside activities and interest. Helping Dad on the farm wasn't ever one of my favorite things to do. but it instilled me the beauty to been seen in our surroundings, in working hard together as a family, and in developing responsibility. It drew us closer together as a family. Interestingly enough, 1 now love to ride down to the farm when 1 go home to Mt. Pleasant and reflect warmly back to those hat summer days, helping Dad on the farm. Grant Johansen derrick Mt. Pleasant - used 1914-1975 Courtesy Louise Johansen 71
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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 326103
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