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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Setname snowc_sts
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 time. How good a slice of white bread tasted with butter and honey. It would be the size of my hand, and 1 could lick and savor the uniformity and taste it. When our country entered the war in 1917, all the good flour was sent to feed our armies, and the folks at home were left with brown Hour which made bread not raise very much, no matter how much yeast was added. In the fall my father would take a wagon load of his grain to Mayfield and trade the wheat for flour. Thus Mother believed in storage, and we always had our winter flour in 50-lb. cloth sack. Too, she dried apples and other fruits, then canned peaches, plums. and pears for delicious winter eating. Whenever possible, a 5-gallon can of honey was a part of our preparation for winter. In an outside trench, lined with straw, were buried parsnips, carrots, and cabbages. We also had a potato pit. Always we bad plenty good food to eat. Mother began to sew her sisters dresses when she was nine years old. She had the ability to draft her own patterns. She taught in the "school of hard knocks" never waste. I never had a store purchased coat until I was a student at Manti High School. Mother loved music and sacrificed much that I could have the pleasure of piano music lessons. Our piano was a Baby Grand in an upright. I hated practicing, but after a fashion 1 learned to play. Mother could play the organ, but that was at Grandmother's. Mother loved to read and was always talking of some book she was reading, In fact, when we first had a room finished upstairs, she had a wood burning stove installed, and every night she read aloud to us...When a Man's a Man by Harold Bell Wright. David Harumn by Westcott. and many of Zane Grey's and Jack London's books also. A coal oil lamp furnished the light. My mother was a very religious person trying hard to do the things that were right. She worked in many, if not all. of the auxiliary organizations of the L.D.S. Church, and was a charter member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Manti Camp. She had a keen sense of humor and had Ute ability to organize and get things done, in fact they often dubbed her the "Flat iron of the Relief Society." She bad the talent to smooth things out, and as a child 1 never did have a spanking. She used the silent tactic when I came home from play later than she told me. Because she wanted me to have an education, somehow mother and father managed to send me, after graduating from Manti High, to Snow College. My father sold several cows to pay my tuition and 6
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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 326162
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