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Ephraim School Lunch

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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
Format image/jpeg
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 Ephraim School Lunch
Description Mom was startled for a moment and then said. "Gee, 1 can't do that My husband is always away at work and I work every night here at the plant I have to take my small daughter to nursery school every day and my other two daughters pick her up and tend her until 1 get home about midnight." Anyway, the next morning she went to talk to the school principal. Glen Bartholomew, to tell him that she couldn't possibly accept the position "Oh, Macel, you can easily take care of that," he exclaimed cheerfully "Just get things started and it will work out fine However, we've got to get the school lunch program started again. The first thing for you to do is to find a couple of good cooks" "Well, said Mom. "! wouldn't know where to look for something like that, 1 guess I'll have to do it myself" She persuaded a good friend, Janet Anderson, to help her The next few days were busy ones for them Remo Braithwaite, custodian of the school at that time, joined them in searching every nook and corner in the school for equipment They were lucky to find a long narrow, warped table, which was just right to hold three shiny tubs These tubs were purchased at Christiansen Furniture Store, even though such articles were rationed because of its being wartime The tubs served as dish pans On the third floor of the school, there were two vacant rooms In one of the rooms there was an old coal range and a few cupboards that needed paint and offered only limited cabinet space There was also one square sink that provided hot and cold water Down one flight of stairs they found a refrigerator and a couple of small storerooms where they stored groceries such as canned vegetables, eggs, potatoes. onions, carrots, and apples Children brought dishes and silverware from home to donate to the cause In just a few days the Ephraim school lunch was in action Each morning Mom would leave her small daughter at nursery school She would then stop at the Ephraim Market to pick up the meat for the day's menu which Ivan Benson always had ready Remo always had plenty of wood and coal on hand for them to use in the coal range Janet would stop at the store and order the groceries needed for the day The Hi-Land Dairy delivered milk, butter and cheese A Salt Lake City bread truck supplied the fresh bread In those days, many mothers were working and were very happy their children could get a good lunch at school The number of children eating grew rapidly and soon more help was needed, Astrid Larsen and Edna Jensen were employed. Mom worked four years at the school lunch, then circumstances at home made it necessary for her to quit However, the school lunch continued to grow and has become an important project in the school program today Source Personal recollection Family History 62
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Identifier 072_Ephraim School Lunch.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326249
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326249