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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 All last summer he had worked hard on the farm but had made very little real cash. He had taken every job that had come along, spraying for weeds, bailing the neighbor's hay, and he even helped drive their sheep to the market. Still, all he did was pay expenses. In the fall he had taken a job at the sugar factory in order to pay some of our overdue bills. After Christmas, when the huge piles of beets had been made into fine grains of sugar, he came home. At home he had a few chores to do morning and night, newspapers and magazines to read, TV to watch, neighbors to visit, but time hung heavily on his shoulders. He had nothing that he felt was important to do. This was tragedy in itself. He was ambitious and he loved work. Then one day the telephone rang, and when the conversation was finished he had a job at the feed mill. I was happy. Now he would not worry over wasted hours. At first he had considerable difficulty because the strings with which he tied the sacks of oats, wheat and barley cut his hands until the skin cracked and bled. At night he would come home with them bleeding and cracked. We doctored them with love, ingenuity, and all salves we had until his hands had toughened to meet the work. Most nights he came home very tired because he had lifted so many heavy bags of grain. On these nights he would finish supper and then sit in his big easy chair with his feet propped out in front of him and doze through the TV commercials. He enjoyed a good program, but I think the ones that brought the biggest thrills and enjoyment to him were the fights. Watching them he would get so excited that I wondered just how long his creaking chair would hold him. However, the times that we enjoyed most and loved best would come only on occasions when he was really feeling pert. After our supper had been eaten, all the family would sit around the 63
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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 326485
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326485