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A Shower of Sweet Rain

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6bp00z2
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323075
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bp00z2

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Title A Shower of Sweet Rain
Description A SHOWER OF SWEET RAIN Dorothy Jacobs Buchanan 267 East Third North Richfield, Utah Professional Division First Place Anecdote I became a bona fide school teacher in the Spring City Junior High School in September 1925. It was located five miles from my home in Mt. Pleasant, which necessitated my commuting each day. My father solved the transportation problem by donating his venerable Model-T Ford. My trips were delightful in those golden autumn days, but all too soon "Frost, the hunter and his hounds," were breathing icy, destructive breath through the valley. Win-ter had arrived. At that time, car heaters and anti-freeze were virtually unknown. My chief concerns were keeping warm, remaining in the one set of deep road ruts, and praying that the car wouldn't stop, as I could never crank it. Each morning my teenage brother would dash out of the house carrying a teakettle of boiling water and pour it into the radiator. I kept my car in Strate's garage while I was teaching. When I arrived home that night my brother would open the petcock and drain the water from the radiator. One frigid morning my brother poured some honey into the radiator, explaining that he had heard that this would help the water retain the heat. I started out with hope. It wasn't long until the radiator cap went hurtling through the air, followed by a stream of honey-water that shot heavenward continuously and kept returning to settle all over my car. I was terrified, but kept on driving. Miraculously, I made it to the Schoolhouse. The children were gazing out of the windows, taking full mea-sure of my dilemma. -1-
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Identifier 015_A Shower of Sweet Rain.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-18
Date Modified 2005-02-18
ID 323003
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bp00z2/323003