Memories of My Father

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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
ID 326218
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Title Memories of My Father
Description oik of the best in the State and was probably the only one that rode horses while playing in parades. Daddy loved nature and living things. He loved to ride horses. He had some very special horses-one named Dove and one Pet. The horses practiced with him as the band played and nearly marched to the music. He enjoyed going to the sheep herd and would bring the young starvers, baby lambs whose mothers had died or rejected them, and put them in boxes by the kitchen stove until they could be out on their own. We would feed them from bottles with nipples. 1 loved to ride with Daddy up on the Divide, north of town, to see how the crops were growing. He loved the feel of the earth and watched to see the tender shoots of the alfalfa seed he had planted push through the soil. When we rode with Daddy he would sing, "My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon." I remember what pride Daddy took in the surroundings of our home. He made sure the gates did not sag. The barn was always in good repair and painted regularly. He loved to plant trees. We had a black walnut tree in the yard and he was the first in in town to plant the Chinese Elm tree. Using a tiny pocket knife he dug every dandelion out of our lawn. He planted hollyhocks, petunias, gladioli, canna lilies and pansies. Roses were his crowning joy. 1 remember his marvelous watering system. He could water the whole yard with a pipe across the center that you turned for whatever side you wanted to water. It was a wonderful place for a shower bath. 1 remember Daddy tapping out the rhythm of the music as I would sit on the kitchen table beside his stool to practice the violin. When I would come home from being away at school in Logan where 1 studied violin, he was always anxious to hear about all I learned-what new music I had-what the teachers had said-we talked for hours. Mother and Daddy always came to every program my sister and 1 participated in. They were our strongest boosters. I remember how Daddy encouraged me to be friendly. "Speak to everyone," he would say. When he wrote letters to me while I was away at school or working, he gave loving counsel about how to treat people. "Don't wait for others to make fun-do it yourself and invite them to join" was his advice. Daddy gave me "Six Ways to Make People Like You" that I still try to follow: 1. Become genuinely interested in other people. 2. Smile! 3. Remember that a man's name is to him the sweetest and most important sound in the English language. 80
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Identifier 092_Memories of My Father.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326142
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