My Grandfather

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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
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title My Grandfather
Description MY GRANDFATHER Sandra Ockey 167 South 100 Vest Ephraim, Utah Non-professional Division First Place Poetry I laughed as I looked at the faded old photograph. He laughed with me. A deep, scratchy laugh of genuine amusement. Oh Grandfather, Surely you were never so young and handsome! His eyes twinkled, and he winked at me. No, he said, serious as a soldier, I was born with very little hair and a paunch. He rubbed his belly and patted his head. I tried, But I never could do that. Again we laughed. I tried to think of Grandfather as a young man, searching for the truth and standing on the edge of eternity as I was. No, it just didn't fit; He was too old. Only the twinkle in his eye and the tiny laugh wrinkles on the corners of his mouth were similar to those of the handsome young man in the picture. Hey, Toots! (he has called me that ever since I was a little girl.) Remember when we used to go up in the fields and stay in that old blue van? Yeah, I remember. We had such good times then. I remember when we'd sit there and look at the stars before we'd go to bed. You know, Grandpa, you taught me everything I know about the stars and the constellations. He was silent; deep in thought. Grandpa? Yeah? I love you. He turned his wrinkled face from me and he mumbled some-thing. I could tell he was pleased. -23-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-18
Date Modified 2005-02-18
ID 322991
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