The Featherless Bird

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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
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Title The Featherless Bird
Description trees, berry and currant bushes in the back yard. The four-bedroom house provided a comfortable setting for the family. As the larks in the meadows west of Manti sang their cheery song of a "pretty little town," so the Bird family were soon recognized for the musical talent that radiated from their home. The family spent many happy hours around the organ, with Alice Ann playing melodies as they sang together. It wasn't long until young Charles, 16, organized a group of young people who met for delightful Sunday evening get-togethers at their home. The family became involved with music in the Church and community. At one time the opera "Queen Esther" was presented in Manti and every member of the Charles Bird family had a part in it. Charles Heber had a beautiful tenor voice and would often pick up a child and sooth it to sleep with a lullaby or a hymn. "Come, Come. Ye Saints" was his favorite. Each child seemed to have a special gift of music and used his talents for the benefit of others. Charlotte (Lottie), the first daughter in the family, had been a member of the Juab Stake Choir and with that group had performed many programs in surrounding towns. When she married Joseph Booth in 1898. they made their home on Provo Bench (now Orem) where she continued to use her musical and writing talents for the benefit of their family of three children and others. Harriet (Hattie), a second child, was also a member of the Juab Stake choir, performing programs with them. When she came to Manti, she met Christen Axelsen. a former editor of the Manti Messenger. After they married, they lived in Manti for a number of years where Christen taught school. They later moved to Salt Lake City where Christen continued to teach and where they gave much loving service in Church and community. They were blessed with three children. A son, Tom, was a boy soprano, a violinist and entertainer. At one time he won a contest on the Opheum Theater stage when he sang the song, "Mickey." Third in line in the Bird family was young Charles. He 108
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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 326773
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