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Uncle Santa

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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 Uncle Santa
Description of the great team of horses in his hands. The blood vessels of his arms protruded. I could see the muscles and sinews in those strong arms. How I admired them. His hands, as rough and dry as the ground he worked, were now softened by time away from the soil, so also were his soul and countenance softened by time and the incorporation of the principles of his religion, which now he had time to reflect on, linking them with the many experiences of his life: time to visit with children and grandchildren, time to teach and to share experiences, time to attend the temple, time to listen. He could tell about how someone got the nickname that stuck with the family for generations. He could tell the harrowing experiences of bringing a load of logs down off a steep grade in the mountain, of holding the hand break, of smelling and seeing the smoke as the wheels of the wagon skidded down the mountain. He could tell of how he lost his finger because it got wrapped up in a logging chain or in the open gears of a piece of farm machinery. I loved to listen to these and many more stories as he and one of his kind sat in the barber shop. This old High Priest could be from any number of one of the small communities of "Mormondom." I love this man. Though wrinkled, bent and frail, he has dignity- yes, even a grace- which fully qualifies him for the title of High Priest. UNCLE SANTA Shirley R. Burnside Non Professional Second Place Personal Recollection Uncle Don Reynolds was a tease. There was a spark in his eyes that meant, wherever he was, there were smiles, laughter, and always something going on. His intelligence and good heart kept the teasing to a fun level, especially for kids. 40
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Identifier 050_Uncle Santa.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326505
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326505