April 19, 1997
Location: Winter Quarters - 1014 miles left, Nebraska - Location: 41:21:41N 95:56:45W Currently the site of Florence, Nebraska, Winter Quarters was settled in September, 1846 as a temporary resting place for the pioneers. It is located just west of the Missouri river in Nebraska.
Summary: For the Children by Russell M. Leger-wagonmaster-Ox-Bow group
For The Children
Little boys and little girls
Dirty feet and pretty curls,
Some with smiles, some with pain
They walked along the wagon train.
The wind would blow about their heads
The dirt and grass would be their beds.
Often sick and clothed in rags
Still they loved their Moms and Dads.
Men with oxen, mules and flies,
Women cooked and baked the pies.
"Daddy, who is leading Brigham Young?"
"Why, Jesus Christ, of course, my son."
A morning sun, a moonlit night
A just reward for doing right.
Some only see what's in their hand
Others see what's in God's plan.
Russell M. Leger