The Roots of Home

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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
Format application/pdf
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 The Roots of Home
Description used only on special occasions. The family always met in the kitchen around a large oak cable. Grandpa even had a cot in one corner of the kitchen for his afternoon rest. 1 remember when the inside bathroom was added to the home. Before that everyone used the "outhouse1. Auntie (Aunt Maggie), Uncle Charles ami Grandpa Tennant were brothers and sister and lived together on 2nd South. Auntie and Charles never married. Auntie was more or less the back-bone of the Tennant's and Charles and Grandpa did what she told them to do. Auntie always had great advice and wisdom and was loved by everyone in Manti. I still recall her cooking on the old wood burning stove which also heated water for the house, and the single light that dangled by its cord over the sink and continually blew the house fuse. Then there were the weeds that grew in her bathroom throughout the cracks in the wall, the cold back bedrooms, the first time she had a phone, the first T.V. and the dark cellar with its cobwebs. But mostly I remember our wonderful evenings spent on her front porch. Friends and neighbors would stop over, and we would watch lightning storms, have wonderful conversations and fun. Auntie taught all of us the right way to live and to always have compassion and empathy for others. She raised my mother. Reva Tennant, so 1 really remember her as a " Grandmother'. Wherever I lived, whether with my parents or with my husband. I always had letters from Auntie. She kept us all close. Uncle Charles was my special pal. And I think 1 was very special to him also. I can remember him sitting in front of Anderson's Drug Store every day chatting with his buddies. He had a turkey farm at the south end of town and we kids hated to go out there because of the smell. He took such good care of Auntie. He was full of witty jokes and great tun to be around and could tell long, long stories, some of which I believed were the truth. ! still have some of the special little gifts he gave me. He added so much to my growing up years and gave me wonderful memories. As we grew up. our trips to Manti became more and more endearing. We still had many friends in town, and went to dances at the Palisades, swam at the pool, and fished the lake. We took long walks on warm summer nights, went to shows in the old show house, took picnics to the lake, walked the streets of "downtown", and shopped for Auntie at the Manti Grocery store. We were never bored even though we didn't have cars and very little money. We walked wherever we went, except when we went bowling at Ephraim. Then one of our parents would sometimes let us use the car. Seldom did we ever think to ask to use a car, walking was more fun. 1 remember having my first real kiss on the bridge behind Auntie's house by one of the Lund twins. Can't say now if it was Keith or 106
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Identifier 118_The Roots of Home.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326198
Reference URL