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Romance by Firelight

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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
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6qr4v82
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326649
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82

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Title Romance by Firelight
Description "Well, if that is your wish, and you will help your Mother to get everything ready. 1 will make plans for us to go We'll trade some wheat for a new horse and our wagon wheel needs a new rim." As he lifted Karen's chin and wiped away her tears, he promised, "We'll try to leave a week from today Let me see my girlie smile " It was early fall of 1858. Ephraim, a small town just east of the Sanpitch River, was the setting Romance was in the air The big bonfire crackled and sputtered There was a festive mood as the early settlers gathered their wives and children closer to the fire Music wafted over the breeze as Hans drew his bow across the strings of his fiddle and Sarah Jane picked up her skirts and gathered the youngsters to begin tapping toes and clapping hands to the rhythms. These pioneers, most from the far away land of Denmark, loved parties. The night was young and they were excited, for a wagon had just arrived from Salt Lake bearing saints from their homeland in Denmark Many had stories to tell of loved ones left at home. Among the newly arrived were Christian and Ane Margrethe Christiansen, with their 16-year old daughter, Karen Marie They had left their home at Lunge on the Island of Fyn in the spring of 1857 Looking across the blazing fire, two sets of eyes met. Lovely Karen saw in the firelight the strong, robust young Danish native Morten Rasmussen As he bent to add a log to the embers, his eyes beheld the girl of his dreams. A thrill passed over him as he silently breathed. "This is the girl I want to marry." Karen Marie, as she tossed her dark curls and coquettishly dropped her eyes, murmured. "This is the one I've been wailing for." This was the exciting beginning of a romance, to be culminated with marriage and sealing in the Endowment House in the spring. 72
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Identifier 082_Romance by Firelight.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326604
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326604