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They Didn't Believe Me

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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 They Didn't Believe Me
Description THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE ME Elizabeth J. Story Senior Honorable Mention Personal Recollection Sometimes life is stranger than fiction. Things happen by happenstance, it seems, for no reason at all, and it happened to me one day and no one would believe me It happened like this. It was 1944, and we were in the throes of World War II. We could not drive our automobile because of the gas shortage, so living in Cheyenne, Wyoming, was easy to travel on the train My husband, Worth, told me that I should take our two little girls, Mary and Leah, on the Union Pacific train to Salt Lake City and on to Mt. Pleasant, Utah, to visit my parents, sisters, friends, and Worth's parents in Moroni as well My parents wrote in a letter that they would meet me in Salt Lake. They had saved up their gas ration for a while to be able to drive the car to Salt Lake to take us all to Sanpete The day arrived and Worth took my daughters and me to the depot, and we boarded the train. Our seats were in a car with some families, but most of the car was occupied by US Service men, or boys, I should say They were being sent to the Pacific Coast, to be sent to Asia to fight. It was not unusual to find most of the passenger coaches filled with these boys. There were many thousands of them transported by rail, to board the ships and airplanes to the Pacific war. I was getting my two girls and myself settled for the trip. One young man, seated among many of those in uniform, looked at us and said, "Your little girls are going to be very tired by the time we get to California " I replied, "I think they will be fine. We are only going as far as Salt Lake City, Utah " His face lit up and he asked me if that was my home I told him that my husband and I lived in Cheyenne, but our parents lived in Utah. I also told him my parents would be in Salt Lake City to meet us and then we would 31
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Identifier 041_They Didn't Believe Me.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326492
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326492