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She Never Looked Back

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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
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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 She Never Looked Back
Description also helped when the other brother, a much larger man, was permanently nicknamed "Big Andrew". Almost from the beginning, life became very difficult for Annie. She gave birth to nine children who had to be cared for, and Andrew's health failed him. He was a skilled rock mason and worked diligently on the Temple for many years. But all too soon Annie had almost complete responsibility for providing for her family. They lived in a very humble adobe house in the east part of town. The home had only the bare essentials, but Annie met each challenge with a strong determination and with the many skills she bad developed. A large garden was planted each year, and she sold vegetables and fruit to earn money. She also raised cows and sold milk, butter, and high quality cheese to help bring in needed finances- In one particular spring season, Annie walked to Sterling each morning and sheared sheep all day. Then in the evening she walked back home, carrying wool to work that night. In the dim light of a small Kerosene lantern she would clean and process the wool and spin it into valuable yarn which she would dye to vivid colors from materials which she collected for this purpose. From this wonderful yam, she provided much needed items of clothing for her family. Remarkably, through this entire spring of hard work and long hours, Annie was also carrying an unborn child. But never once did she ever complain or utter a harsh word. Annie was an excellent and very talented seamstress. It was said that she could start with almost nothing in the way of material and turn it into a beautiful and serviceable article of clothing. Many nights she would sit in the dark, and all that could be heard were her knitting needles rapidly clicking as wonderful wool stockings took shape. This remarkable pioneer developed a very special talent in working with a variety of herbs for medicinal purposes. She was 6
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Identifier 016_She Never Looked Back.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326478
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326478