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The Man I Married

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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
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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 The Man I Married
Description THE MAN I MARRIED Ruth D. Scow Non Professional Third Place Historical Essay The kitchen door closed noisily. Ernest, my husband was home 1 heard the electric stove switch on and the swish of water as he deftly rinsed the coffee pot. Excitement was in his voice as he boomed, "Anybody home?" Hurriedly I put my sewing away and headed for the stairs. I could hear him going from room to room Then he came into the front hall and called, "What are you doing up there7" I came around the turn in the stairs at that very minute and we both laughed because of his loud voice and my being so near. Then, knowing that I was safe at home, he hastened to wash and change his clothes I began to prepare supper, all the time waiting for him to explain his elation. Somehow I sensed the change in him. He was acting like his old self again, happy, excited and fun-loving. When Ernest felt good, there was never a dull moment around our house, and tonight was like old times. Would he ever get those clothes changed? When he had gone to work this morning, he had been discouraged. I knew the work was hard at the mill and that he was worrying about what to do with the farm. All his life he had been a farmer. I mean a good, energetic farmer. He would stay up night after night irrigating so that his land would show no burned spots. He worked hard and the days never seemed to be long enough. One of his favorite quotes was, "I'd rather wear out than rust out," and he governed his life just that way. All men were his friends, and no matter how busy he was, he always had time to lend a helping hand. Sometimes 1 felt that he was being imposed upon, but his judgement of the thing to be done made me ashamed of myself ft
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326484
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326484