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K^BC Ogden Standard-Examiner, Thursday, December 13, 1975 'Santa's Workshop' Going Full Steam ;-£-- By HOLLY GREEVER H: SLATERVILLE--It may not .fHbe the North Pole, but there's JKa Santa's workshop going full :'Ssteam ahead here. iX" Mrs. Edna Amidan of 2104 SJ-W. 700 S., plays Mrs. Santa -." -'.Claus each year for her 138 K'.-children, grandchildren a n d -:,' --great-grandchildren. .;/.;; Just over 25 years ago, Mrs. ; - ~ Amidan decided to hold a spe- -'cial Christmas party for her .;-·/eight children and their chij- ·-«?--flren. .£ 37 YEARS %£._' "And I can't stop after all these years," she said. Mrs. Amidan who has lived Slaterville all her life eele- 2^'prated her 80th birthday this "Stair; year. She was an Ogden Stand- 2^..ard-Examiner carrier for 37 I years. ; - 7 - Mrs. Amidan makes a special ·." - gift for each family member. .'·'.Originally the Christmas party - I - w a s held in her home, but as -' 7 - her family grew and grew--they ; - - started holding it in recreation · ' ' This year the party will be ,".;held en Dec. 23 with grand- : "· children and their children com; - ; ing from as far away as Colo; - -; fado and California. ; ^ ; ; But to get 138 gifts plus quilts -; - for any new babies born dur- ;'; ; ing the year completed by {/ Christmas. Mrs. Amidan has to ---·"start working on them just as 77-"; soon as the holidays are over. ;;-':. ANY GIFT ^; 'The great-grandmother makes ·""r-just about any gift she can -I think or and says she takes a ^jJSEew special requests from heri ^·'.-Besides baby quilts, Mrs. SSjAJprudan makes clothes, towel ^·sets, pillows, tablecloths and many more items. She does all the sewing, embroidery work and crocheting herself. - She says her sewing machine fias had thousands of miles of thread through it and her fing-j et have sewn thousands o f j stitches. ! ' -Until she started having the has ALC the c i [Gen. chief s i Force e f The L o such a i and basis with rom Dana to EMBROIDERY work on a dish towel is being completed h e r e Amidan of Slaterville who talks to her dog "Susie" who sits next hour as she makes Christmas gifts for her family. diristmas parties, Mrs. Amidan [ , , ,. ,. ... ,, . , , says she didn't do much handi 31 ^ relatlv f · ... . Dividing them jnto family group- ' but now it's a year i Because her quilts are in such;ings. I demand by family members | -phis year with about five rel- . -_. . ___ c r p . D - ! the y . ha y. eta dl ^ win ° each ,y ea y!atives helping her it took them ; . COLLECTS SCRAPS now to determine who will get! mor e than four hours to wrap · TTo help with her quilt mak-'them. j a jj tj ie gjf[ S _ \ftg Mrs. Amidan collects scraps Another major project is! "Not one person is forgot- eEmaterials from all her friends wrapping all the presents and i ten," she said. by Mrs. Edna to her by the sewing, but now it's a rcoind job for her. USEP WINDSHIELDS ·®-~'^tftoiffixt£i

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 18 Dec 1975, Thu,
  3. Page 36

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