Ponds and Creosote

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 11
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1979
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s66w9876
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323200
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Title Ponds and Creosote
Description PONDS AND CREOSOTE Vida Sorensen Spring City, Utah Non-Professional Division of Hales, Sanpete County. There sifflmered into my conscious mind that there was a great big frightening and exciting world somewhere Our entertainment was only what ue made it. We wanted to learn to swini, Ue had only the Wales Reservoir and the Sanpitch River, dirty water. We would take cows to pasture near the reservoir, and naturally ue were tempted to take a short dip in the cool water. reservoir or river. The tale had it that any one swimming in the on any punishment. home thinking that all traces of my afternoon in the water were Mother called, with a demanding voice, and I knew It was time for the punishment. I was put immediately in the round tub for a scrubbing, and of all things, creosote was added to the water for a disinfectant. I aever forgot the scrubbing and reprimand I received. She reminded me that this punishment would be given me again and again if ever I disobeyed and went into that polluted water. Later we teased and tried to persuade her to let us try it again, and Mother would always sing this song: "Mother, Mother Hay I go out to swim? Yes, My darling daughter. Hang your clothes on the hickory limb, BUT- 'DON'T GO NEAR THAT WATER."" Source: Personal family experiences. Verification of Che story was told to me by my mother. -55-
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Identifier 068_Ponds and Creosote.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 11
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323092
Reference URL