Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pig Trough Yarn

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What is pig trough yarn?
a.                  Yarn spun in a pig trough
b.                  Yarn spun in a barn yard
c.                   Yarn spun by a beginner
d.                  Yarn spun by an expert
Yesterday’s answer:
(A)                 Riding in a wagon while crossing the plains
From the life of Margaret Powell Betts:   Margaret, the second daughter in the Powell family, was stricken with cholera when five years old and given up to die, but her father blessed her and promised that she would grow to be a useful woman in Zion. Soon after her eighth birthday, they sailed from Liverpool and were six weeks getting to Boston; they traveled by train and boat to Iowa City, then crossed the Plains by handcart. When Brigham young sent wagons to meet these weary pioneers and help them into the Valley, she refused to ride, saying, “I have walked this far and I want to walk all the way.”

International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, (Publisher Press, 1998), 1: 245.

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