What a Difference

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
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
ID 325758
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Title What a Difference
Description grammar when what he wanted to say was, "Let's take a walk," or "Can't we sing some songs I know?" And girls! That was the biggest problem of all. A date with a girl who spoke only a language he didn't understand was embarrassing, boring, infuriating-even disgusting. So much for girls! So John spent his spare time practicing on his father's accordion, and he took a few flute lessons, tried to make a life for himself by himself. Then something happened that turned his life around, and that was, strange as it seems, the waltz. Dancing was "the general and most common way for the people to amuse themselves. _ .In that I could heartily participate (and without knowing the language) though I was not accustomed to the dances they used here = " In Europe the waltz was the fashion, but people in Manti were just becoming aware of it. When they found that John had learned to waltz at dancing school in Denmark, some of the young people asked if he would start a waltzing schools He hesitated, "I reluctant concented to do, one of my main reasons for not wanting to was that I could not talk or understand the language. But Brother Andrew Nielson in whose house the school was, acted as interpreter, it went of very well, and I finally felt that it was good to be in Zion." WHAT A DIFFERENCE Sherman H. Ruesch 1561 East 6015 South Salt Lake City, UT 84121 Honorable Mention Anecdote We were married in June 1936 and spent the summer working on the farm for $50 a month. In September we went from town life and its conveniences in Manti to rural life in Axtell where I had a contract to teach for $85 a month as principal of the two-teacher elementary school. Our new residence was a one-room stone house with a frame lean-to on the north side serving as a 5
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325614
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