One of Clair Jake's Girls

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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
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Title One of Clair Jake's Girls
Description the covers we went. He held a cold cloth on our foreheads to comfort us, and all the time he talked softly to us to let us know he was there, that it was okay, and that it was going to be over soon. He gave us courage to live. At times he would have to leave us to tend to his chores, to feed the cow and milk her morning and evening, to feed the chickens and gather the eggs, to fill the wood box and to get two buckets of coal for the stove. Before he went outside, he would put me in bed between my two sisters They would keep me calm and warm This went on day in and day out and night time as well He could not sleep, just short catnaps in his chair He was in "the fight of his life," he said It took tremendous courage for him to care for us for so many days and nights, nights when he was not sure that his wife and our mother would live until morning She was very ill, weak and helpless, he told us He wasn't at all sure she would live He just kept on giving all of us water real often He said that I could not drink from a cup, so he would hold me in his arm and spoon feed me a little milk and often some more water. It was very important that we all had plenty of water Dad's sister, Rene Larsen, left a large bowl of Sego pudding at the door step one day. It was sweet-creamy and it was just the right thing to get us to start eating a little He said he was so grateful for her kindness to us. We were then past the hard days, but we had a long way to full and final recovery He said he saw me showing signs of recovery and only then he felt he could save my life. He had come so close to losing me, he said He told me I had to learn to walk all over again I had forgotten how to walk, and I did learn to walk and later to talk. The hard days were over. He had been able to save his girls and his wife. Dad's sisters, Rene Larsen and Zina Madsen, would come to the house and leave food that they had prepared for us at the door step, and they would look into the window and see that we were all right. Dad held me up to show them how ill I was and they would shake their 7
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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 326599
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