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Grandma Didn't Make Cookies

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326508
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s

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Title Grandma Didn't Make Cookies
Description During that time she also "hired out," as many people did, working for practically nothing for people who had a little money to spend on someone who would wash, iron, and tend children. At age 17, on March 7, 1884, she was married to my grandfather, Lorenzo Howard Childs, a man nine years her senior. He had been previously married and had a son, but both had died. Living in a small southern Utah town was not easy, especially as we compare it with our conveniences of today I have often wondered, as 1 have looked at early photographs of pioneers, why nobody smiled. They didn't have a lot to smile about. And perhaps that's why my grandma didn't take to frivolity. Her life was filled with hard work, first helping raise her brother and sisters, and then becoming the mother of six of her own children, two of whom died in infancy. My grandma had, perhaps, one of the most kind and understanding spirits of anyone I have ever known. As with most pioneer families, she and grandpa had chickens and cows They had their own eggs and milk, and made butter. And because they lived next door to us, what they did and had was part of my life. Many times during cold winter days, I would see my grandmother cooking a combination of mash and greens for the chickens, to give them a "hot meal" on a cold day. One of the most memorable and tender memories I have of my grandma was when she and my mother, along with others from town, would go to the Manti Temple and spend a day. My grandma always left my grandpa's lunch waiting for him on the kitchen table under a clean, white cloth. Until I grew up and left home, I had never heard of a pancake. It was hotcakes at grandma's and it was more than a treat when she would make them for grandpa's breakfast and I would be lucky enough to get a cold hotcake and wrap it around jelly. I
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Identifier 156_Grandma Didn't Make Cookies.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326421
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326421