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Home is Where the Heart Is

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6m043j1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1

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Title Home is Where the Heart Is
Description His daughter Bea sold the home to Bill and Ruth Jones, where they lived for 32 years. They loved every inch of it and kept it just as it was. After Bill died and Ruth was 85 years old, she asked Jay if he would sell it for her. We went home for a family reunion and Jay advertised the home for sale, but the market was sluggish at that time and the home didn't sell. We went on a tour to the pageant in Palmyra, and visited our children in Virginia, New York, and on to Alaska. When we returned and the home still hadn't sold, we decided to by it ourselves. Jay dived into the restoration of this home with great enthusiasm. He was not ready to retire by any means, and he wanted to do something for Mt. Pleasant. He felt that restoring this elegant old home would be something he could do to preserve the historical value of his home town. I needed to stay in California to sell our two homes in Big Bear and Carlsbad, then 1 joined him in Mt. Pleasant to put on the finishing touches. We were fortunate to have the craftsmanship and artistry of Ronald Staker to help us restore the home to its full and former beauty. Ron is a local artist and was able to match the colors and restore the intricate scroll designs of the painted ceilings where they had been damaged. Carl Anderson painted the three ceilings in this home as he had in the Larsen home. As we tore off old wallpaper, we discovered the archway had been painted to resemble marble, so Ronald was able to mend it. He also helped us finish off four bedrooms upstairs. One still has the original pedestal sink and bathtub. Tooled leatherwork dating back to 1600 covers the lower walls of the hall and stairway. The winding staircase with its twisted mahogany banister was a temptation for generations of children to slide down. This home still has the original paint on the doors, window frames, and baseboards. The stained glass windows are so beautiful, 1 could not cover them up. so 1 took down the old draperies and put lace curtains on the clear glass so we could enjoy the beauty of the stained glass. We remodeled the kitchen by putting in oak cabinets and a solarium on the east side of it. You can look out the large windows and see the driveway and patio that conies from Main Street to the four-door garage. It was fashioned around a large tree which provided shade for a picnic area. We painted the house white to match the garage. The white picket fence with climbing roses and the marigolds, poppies. pansies, and petunias make it look like a grandmother's old fashioned garden. 10
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Identifier 019_Home is Where the Heart Is.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326718
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326718