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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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
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Title North Ward Relief Society and Me
Description Singing was a pan of the Relief Society. There was a Singing Mother's group that sang al conferences and ward sacrament meetings. T remember going to the practices with Mom and learning how to sing the alto pan, although I was not old enough to sing in the real performances. The thing that stands out about this singing group was their attire. They always wore black skins and white blouses. Under the expert musical direction of Melba Armstrong and accompanists Armada Cox and Lucille Olsen Sorensen, the musical pieces were rendered to perfection. By the way. at Singing Mother practices is where I learned the phrase "Relief Society Sloop." That was where you started tile pitch of a note on the low side and then slid into it. going up to the correct pitch. When Mom was Relief Society president in the 1970's, 1 was then married with small children of my own, and living in Idaho. I had had many experiences of my own with Relief Society. It was during this time that 1 began to fathom the responsibility of president of the Relief Society. ! remember many phone calls from Mom as she was concerned with my welfare, but she never failed to express io me her concern about her sisters in the ward. She was almost like a mother hen and that was unusual for my mom. Sbe was feeling the mantle of the Relief Society president. Once during this time on a visit home to Ephraim, she asked me to go with her on a home visit, It was then that I saw the real inner workings of Relief Society. We went to a home to see a family. This family was definitely in trouble. The children were in dire need of clothing and shoes, the cupboards and refrigerator were bare and the father was out of work. It was interesting to see how my mom, in her inspired way talked to these people and explained the Church Welfare Program. She made them to feel loved and needed and helped to instill self esteem by explaining that help was available through the church and that they could preserve dignity by working for the assistance. With the parents, she filled out a Bishop's Storehouse form for supplies and explained that some chores needed to be done at the church house next Saturday. The couple agreed. I remember the beautiful faces of the small children in this family. They were angels. Here was a family who had tried and things had gone wrong. Mom and I went to the Bishop's Storehouse in Manti, after stopping by Bishop Mangelson's home for his approval and signature of needed goods. Brother and Sister Clemermts were the Storehouse keepers and they helped us find and box the needed supplies. Then we returned back to the home where grateful parents received the assistance. With a greater understanding of our Father's love for us and a renewed conviction in faith. I left the home with mom. She was exhausted, but expressed her 134
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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 326149
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