North Ward Relief Society and Me

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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 North Ward Relief Society and Me
Description always the visiting and genuine concern for the welfare of others. I remember one particular Christinas when Mom and her visiting teaching partner were concerned that one of their families would not have the means to provide Christmas for their children. There had been sickness and a new baby in the family. Between Mom and her partner, they put together Christmas in large orange boxes. 1 helped as they packed in nutbread. unshelled nuts, and homemade bread. Clothes for the new baby were put in and a new home-sewn apron for the mom. Even a pair of overalls for the dad was included. Clothing was given for other members of the family. The children each were provided with a toy and the crowning glory of each box was striped candy canes. I remember being asked by Mom if I thought I could pan with one of the two dolls 1 had, so the girl of the house could have Christmas. I didn't have to think too long on this because 1 liked my baseball mitt almost more than the dolls. However, 1 did learn the value of sharing with those who needed things more than I did. My Christmas that year was complete when I was allowed to go with the two visiting teachers to the house on Christinas Eve. We quietly crept up on the porch and deposited the gifts. As the two visiting teachers left to go behind the lilac bushes, I was left on the porch to ring the doorbell. because I could run fast. What fun Visiting Teaching was! 1 learned a lot about the Gospel from going to Relief Society on Tuesday mornings with Mom. Mom taught the Theology lesson for many years. 1 loved to listen to the lessons and the discussions that followed. I particularly remember the testimony time when the sisters would bare their feelings about the Gospel and each other. Testimonies from Eva Thompson, Aunt Aileen Bartholomew and Astrid Larsen were strong and sure. Almost always, I felt the sisterly love one for another in that room. It was the beginnings of my deep and compassionate love for life, the Gospel and my fellow beings. I remember the special projects that the Relief Society sisters were asked to do. One in particular stands out in my mind. Sometime during the Korean War, the sisters were asked to help provide bandages. I don't recall why. I do remember, however, that one Relief Society workday was spent tearing sheets into long strips. Then sisters took the long strips home. I helped Mom iron them with a very hot iron, being careful not to scorch them. Then Mom and I cut brown paper bags into covers for the folded bandages. We then put them in a large brown grocery bag and took them back to the Relief Society room where they were placed in the small closet in the corner. I never could understand how that closet could hold so much. 133
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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 326148
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