Celestial Barton

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
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Title Celestial Barton
Description to be one of the finest new school buildings in the territory. It has been said that Lesty watched the construction of the new school building with great interest and attended the dedication in 1896. She always called it the "Centennial School," although it was later named the "Hamilton School." No wonder she was interested in this school. Her husband, Kimber Barton, died in his middle years, leaving her with the responsibility of educating and rearing their eight children. Their five daughters were Eva. Hazel, Sarah, Mildred and Grace. Their sons were Roy, Lawrence and Lloyd. She had a large yard where grew several tall trees. She put up a high swing and made everyone feel welcome to use it The children in the neighborhood often made the statement. "Let's go over to Barton's and swing." And how we did swing. I swear we touched the stars. Often when we were swinging, we would hear Lesty call from an upstairs window, "Sarah, it's time to get the cows," or "Mildred, it's time to put the clothes to soak," or "Grace, remember to get in your chips." Even with her many responsibilities. Lesty was always calm, serene and pleasant Everyone loved her and was always ready to help her, just as she was always ready to help others. As an example of Lesty's thoughtfulness. I would like to tell of her assistance in one of our times of need. My mother and I drove to Nephi one hot summer day and bought six bushels of peaches to bottle. Six bushels! I was perturbed when I thought of how hot our kitchen would be the next day with our great black Majestic range boiling batch after batch of bottled peaches. Early the next morning someone knocked on the kitchen door and there stood Lesty wearing a clean apron, with a paring knife in her hand. She made the statement, "1 thought you could use some help with those peaches." She stayed most of the day and she HELPED. Sometime after this a bee stung me on the leg. My leg swelled up and became painful. Mama was away. What to do? Lesty again. I was soon at her door. She was busy ironing. She took one look at my leg and went outside and got a handful of mud, which she placed firmly on the site of the sting. The pain left and the swelling went down not long afterward. 104
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326701
Reference URL