Born in 1897

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326649
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Title Born in 1897
Description BORN IN 1897 Sharon B. Stauffer Honorable Mention Non Professional Personal Recollection It's hard to believe all of the changes that took place in a person's life when they were bom in 1897 and lived 90 years. Before my mother, Nora Velma Tidwell Brotherson (Velma), died shortly after her 90th birthday, she could vividly recall changes she had experienced in her life. These were hard for me to believe To mention a few airline jets, space ships, radio, television, computers. As a young girl growing up in Mt. Pleasant in the early I900's, did she even dream of such wonders? Velma was born March 31, 1897. She was the fifth of nine children bom to Jonathan Harvey Tidwell (Harv) and Antomina Oman Tidwell (Mina). Her first home was a log cabin at "The Bottoms" (a settlement along the Sanpitch River between Mt. Pleasant and Moroni). Her father farmed forty acres of land there. Her memories of the Bottoms were the meadow larks, the spring where they got their water, and the good bullberries that her mother used to make jam and dumplings. After the family moved to Mt. Pleasant, she liked to go with her father to the Bottoms to haul hay and take care of the land. Her first home in Mt. Pleasant was a two-room log house one block west of the highway and a block north of the ball park. As a child, she would herd cows outside the park and loved to run the fences around the park. At home her job was to pick potatoes, tromp hay and carry water. Velma would go with her father to the old Zabriskie farm all day and tromp hay. When they came home at night, nothing tasted better than her mother's homemade bread, butter and jam. She would often comment on the fact that she had seen Haley's Comet twice, the first time when she was 13 years old and the second time when she was 89 years old. 38
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326554
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