Uncle John Jordan, Kind Rugged Man of the Wilderness

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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 Uncle John Jordan, Kind Rugged Man of the Wilderness
Description nine-year-old boy, this was a terrible shock. Thick darkness was rapidly approaching. There was no evidence of a wild animal dragging it away. The only means of light was a candle which 1 lit. A man's large boot track was in from of the lent. My greatest concern was, would he be back after me? I thought of taking a blanket out into the bushes and try to sleep. I had no desire to sing or whitstle or even to build a fire. Being very hungry. 1 discovered a dry piece of dry bread and an old piece of cheese. I settled for that. After humbly praying 10 my Father in Heaven, I dropped off to sleep. Sometime during the night. I heard an approaching horse. At times, I can still hear my heart pounding against my chest. What great joy was mine. When 1 heard a man cough, and I knew it to be Uncle John. There were many values gained from the association I had with Uncle John. Perhaps the greatest was rugged independence and courage. By necessity, 1 learned the skills of dealing with adversity. Now, on occasion when 1 visit Wales, as 1 enter the valley and gaze westward into the rugged mountains where Uncle John Jordan and 1 lived together for most of a decade, I am reminded of the rich source of living history his precious life provided, in a very simple way. His example of honesty, goodness, and love I shall never forget. The simple points of value and bits of wisdom learned around the campfire or on a hillside watching the sheep have become a meaningful part of my life gained from the years we shared together long ago. Enroute to sheep camp - at Nephi - Thomas Oldroyd (driver on wagon) John Hanson (on horse), herder and sheepman - boys - Ftn. Green men. 91
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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 326211
Reference URL