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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 the sunshine Because he was a good story teller, we children would listen as long as he had time to peel willows and tell stories There were lots of chores Hansens planted a big garden They had cows to take to pasture and to milk and butter to churn They had hogs and chickens with eggs to gather There was a variety of vegetables, including asparagus which was covered so it was white. In the orchard were many trees, apple and other fruits There were other crops to care for We enjoyed the huge lawn with all the flowers and big rose bushes The trees were tall, and it was a game to lie on the lawn watching clouds come over the tree tops Hansens were an industrious family providing for most of their own needs, even round balls of while cheese hanging from the ceiling drying Apples gave a fragrance to the house when ever the cellar door was opened There was a structure where blocks of ice cut in the winter were stored One use was to make ice cream We were allowed to lake turns turning the crank to make it When 1 took our young son to visit my grandparents in 1945 Grandmother suggested Grandpa take us fishing down to the reservoir Grandpa got his fishing gear As we went along we stopped at friends' homes to visit and to inquire if they wanted him to bring back some fish He caught that amount of fish and we delivered them to the families, taking ours to Grandmother to fix for us Grandmother Hansen, the day before she died, had visited as was her custom with the families in Sterling, keeping track of any needs some family might have Grandmother was a excellent nurse She believed in the power of prayer, but also in the power of cleaning wounds and applying preventative medication as well as lots of loving care Those days, the doctor was the last resort On their trips to visit the daughter living in Washington State, they brought back huge Delicious apples Each person was given his own apple No waste of those apples. Grandmother also brought back material to make clothes for us I remember her having some "cornsilk" material, which I chose for my dress Hansens cared for all children, not just their own A memory is when Uncle Harold and Aunt Jen had her niece with them for some reason, maybe she was to be baptized Somehow it was decided she would wear my new shoes, so I had to wear my old shoes Grandmother was in charge of life and no way would any child say anything or refuse a request from her I did not want to give up my new shoes because we did not get new clothing that often, but I did Their home in Sterling in 1914 was the William Braithwaite home north east of Sterling It was above town and was a good place to raise the growing family Needs changed as the family married, so they traded places with Leon Denison This place was 7
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Identifier 017_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 326239
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326239