The Boy and the Bear

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
Format application/pdf
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 323735
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Title The Boy and the Bear
Description They were sisters . . . That night, during a stopover at the lady's home in Fair-view, Utah, the Sanpete branch of the Cox clan gathered to meet Orville Sutherland's youngest. And even though they were strangers, Lovisa found that she loved them. Source: 1 Conversation with Lovisa Cox Johnson, my Grand-mother 2 Conversation with Mrs. Orlan Cox THE BOY AND THE BEAR Halbert S. Greaves Salt Lake City, Utah Professional Pivision Second Place Anecdote More than sixty years ago my mother's parents lived "down by the tracks," two blocks west of our home. One of my chores was to carry a pail of our evening's milk to them. One night, when I was very young and impressionable, I was sent on this errand after dark. I begged my parents not to send me, protesting that I was afraid I would be attacked by a bear. I don't know why I thought a bear would be loose on the streets of Ephraim, unless I had heard bear stories from "Grown-ups." After gentle but firm, reassuring persuasion I took the pail fearfully and walked the two blocks with side-long, backward, and forward glances to try to see what fearsome dangers might be waiting to pounce upon me. I saw no dangers; nor did I see my father, who quietly followed me to the door of grandmother's house, he followed me, placed his hand on my shoulder and probably said that now I knew there had been no bear to be afraid of. Why did he show such concern for my childish fears and yet "make" me carry the milk when I was truly frightened? Perhaps he thought I should learn to cope with childish fears, or discover that my feelings were of deep concern to him and my mother. A strong feeling of relief and assurance hit me -2-
Format application/pdf
Identifier 016_The Boy and the Bear.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323585
Reference URL