People Who Made a Difference - My Mother

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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 People Who Made a Difference - My Mother
Description family members. Her mother became ill for many years, and the responsibilities of the home fell upon Minerva and her two younger sisters. Clara and May. In March of 1906 she married a young man from Manti whose parents came from Lanchashire, England, and Connestoga. Pennsylvania 1 remember of a summer evening, sitting with mother on our porch steps while waiting for my father to come home from "his land "over the river." It was at these times when I would ask. "Mother, please tell me about when you were a little girl." and thus began ray life-long true-story interest in local history Then on a Saturday while I helped my grandparents I became interested in their stories and the happenings in their pioneer live m driving the cattle and walking across the plains. They told of Chief Walker and his brothers - Arropene and Black Hawk. Black Hawk was the Indian Chief who deeded Sanpete County to the L.D.S. Church. Chief Arropene and his Indians lived two hills above Grandpa's farm, north and east of Sterling. Black Hawk started the Black Hawk War. Later (in 1870) he and his Indians were placed on the Uintah Indian Reservation. Later he came back to Sanpete to apologize for the trouble he and his Indians had caused the settlers. Mother had a beautiful singing voice. She was a member of the Manti Tabernacle Choir under director A.C. Smyth. Sometimes she would sing to me many of the songs of the early pioneers and songs of die turn of the century. We even had a tree north of our house that when the wind blew, reminded us of an Indian chief riding his pony to battle. At one time Mother and her sisters volunteered to mend the Manti Warn lending library books. They were in a large wooded box. One sister would read, and the other two would take care of torn pages and displaced covers; Mother became an avid reader. I learned to enjoy reading all good literature, magazines, and newspapers too. In her growing up years, the responsibility for the family cooking fell on my mother Minerva. She learned to cook and make do with what they had - milk, cream, butter, eggs, salted pork/meat. There was no refrigeration in those days. Always there were plenty of vegetables. Grandpa was a good gardener. Small fruit trees they bought from Brigham's Nursery in Parowan - - apples, crabapples, prunes, pears, and grapes, these they dried or put in crock jars until the time of glass jar. Having mastered the ability to make a good meal with the ingredients at hand. Mother became a masterful good cook. I remember the sack of flour Mother had m storage at our entrance into the World War 1 5
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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 326161
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