Rocks and Things

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1983
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
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
ID 323075
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Title Rocks and Things
Description I wondered who had the tiny bird arrowhead Pat had not given me. I wondered if it were safe. Was it treasured as mine had been? I thought about the man, Pat, and his legacy. He had lived a full life, had grown old, had passed from this life, hadn't left much of a mark on the world -or even on our town. He had given me part of his wordly possessions: a box of "rocks and things," some of the phy-sical evidence he had to show that he had been on the earth. Had I betrayed his trust? Had I let them slip away from me? No one but me will ever treasure those arrowheads as I do. I have a few left: a few chips of flint, a tooth, the rock, the pottery shard, the teacup. In my heart I have the rest. The physical image of Pat has dimmed by time. But his legacy to me is safe in my memory. There I still have my box of "rocks and things" . . . and my picture of Pat and me and the campwagon. 1pat Cameron, born in Eureka, Utah, in 1882. Died 22 years ago. Herded sheep for Justus 0. Seely, stepfather of the author. 2Fire was in a barn on East Main in Mt. Pleasant about 52 years ago. 5John H. Seely, uncle of Justus 0. Seely. Early sheepman in Utah, specifically Mt. Pleasant. 4Pat died about 22 years ago. 5Author lived in Twin Falls, Idaho, for a number of years. 6Personal recollections of the author and information given in a personal telephone call by Pat's daughter, Virginia Nielson, who lives in Fountain Green, Utah. -22-
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Identifier 036_Rocks and Things.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-18
Date Modified 2005-02-18
ID 323058
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