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From Then to Now - A Story of Grandfathers

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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 From Then to Now - A Story of Grandfathers
Description This was hard for Chris, but his motto was "Don' I cry over spilled milk " "Nothing was too bad if it didn't affect the family's health " Chris Larsen Sarah Fredricka Soderborg By this time the stress, worry, strain and disappointments of the tunnel began to affect Chris He suffered three strokes, two of them while working on the land with his sons His final stroke came in 1944. right before Christmas when he had taken the train to Salt Lake to visit his daughter This one affected his memory, speech and power to think ahead He struggled for another year, but never regained his health and passed away on December 27, 1945 His last words to his sons were, "Well, boys, we did the best we could, didn't we?" And he truly had, passing on this trait of hard work and always doing your best,to my favorite grandpa Evan Chris Larsen, although he wasn't a real pioneer. I would like to say just a little about him and his life I think probably his generation saw more changes than any of us ever will, from horse and buggies to rocket ships He saw the invention of the radio, television, automobiles, cures for many life-threatening diseases So much history' was made during his lifetime Evan was born on November 12, 1896. at 7 00 p m . delivered of course by the mid-wife since there were still no doctors or hospitals He was born in the little log cabin I mentioned before He too did lots of hard work as a young man, such as keeping the smudge going in the smoke-house where meat was cured, milking the cows, herding the sheep, carrying the water, and helping his mother because his father was never home Of course, this was started at dawn and finished well into the night Grandpa tells about being only nine years old when he was so lonesome for home Another memory he had that stayed with him always was when he was playing "run, sheep, run" one evening and he fell through a straw shed, because of his injury and shock, he contracted Typhoid Pneumonia It look so long to find the doctor, he had to have an operation to draw the gathering away from his heart This happened in the fall and it was spring before he was allowed to go outside. He remembered the doctor coming each day and how he would cry because it hurt so bad when the doctor would disinfect the incision and reopen the cavity where a rib had been removed so the draining tube could be loosened, all this without any pain killer Thank goodness we have come a long way in medicine since then 79
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326257
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326257