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A Tribute to My Grandparents

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s60863fm
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm

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Title A Tribute to My Grandparents
Description Hans, Sr., discovered rock satlt at Redmond. He refined it to sell. Hans had regular rounds to barter and sell the salt He loaded the salt and young Hans into his wagon for his trips Being a musician, he took his instruments along He played at social affairs He was much in demand. Bartering made for some strange supplies like molasses, farm products and dried fruits. My grandparents were the kind of people who are the glue in any community. They went about their daily living, setting the example of hard work and honesty and caring for friends and relatives. They took in Anna's father when he needed care until the day he died When Anna's brother-in-law. Haile Madsen, needed care, he came to the Hansens to live until he died in 1924 They obeyed the directives of the church, holding offices when they were asked to. Grandmother was President of the DUP for her term She taught in Relief Society for many years. They were honest in tithes and offerings I have memories of very loving and caring grandparents. They lived peaceful, non-stressed lives. An interesting daily event was to watch Uncle Clifford milking the cows The cats lined up for him to shoot milk directly into their mouths The only exclamation I can remember Grandmother making was a "SCAT" when the cats would gather on the porch waiting for Clifford Grandpa taught us grandchildren that apples were not to be half eaten and discarded. I have the memory of four of us lined up with some half-eaten apples on a stand Grandpa didn't ask whose they were or make a scene He gently told us small children, when we got to Heaven, we would have to finish all our partly eaten apple before we would have whole ones to enjoy To this day, I'll often eat the apple core Hansens did not indulge in idle hands Grandmother had crocheting where it was easy to pick up whenever she had time to sit in her rocker Grandpa created wonderful willow baskets. I have several, including the egg basket they used Those who inherited "Brother Hansen's" baskets cherish them They were works of craftsmanship Early spring, Hans went to the willow patches to gather willows as soon as the sap started running. He wanted willows over eight feet long to eliminate splices He made up as huge a bundle as he could handle on his wheel barrow and wheeled them up the bank. It was hard work, for it was on dirt and mud and a steep climb back to the road. Then he returned again until he had the amount he wanted to make into baskets. He sorted the willows, leaving some unpeeled for decorations Then began the task of peeling while the willows were still green. He liked to make fancy Easter baskets and had many orders for them Hans also made utility baskets for eggs and laundry Some baskets were used for cribs. Many a child had a Brother Hansen basket to carry his lunch in. He could be found in his favorite spot on the front porch peeling the willows in 6
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Identifier 016_A Tribute to My Grandparents.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326238
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326238