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Fun on a Shoestring

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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
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66w9876

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Title Fun on a Shoestring
Description painted red and anchored to Che ground so It wouldn't jump. Actually, the suing vas a mark of distinction and we were sad when it gradually or whirly-gig. Sometimes a whirly-gig was made from a hay rake wheel. These contraptions uere good for falling "off of," and they were good for collecting neighborhood kids who were just a "whoop and a holler" away. Papa was skillful with his pocketknife, spending his idle wood. He made stilts cor the boys and whit tied wonderiul nlpcacs (tippy, ginny) and tick-tacks, too, come Hallowe'en time. Boya whittled flippers or sling shots from Icinnikinnick (dogwoodJ to sin trees, whistles that slid back and forth somehow. bend or curve. 1 suspect they whittled the sharp pointed arrows. Coo, which were shot at crows and blackbirds. My brothers and sisters and I had the advantage of a private ball park, since we lived across the street from the high school block. There was always a game of rounders going on after school- boys and girls, big kids and little Kids, all of whom respected the I was far down the line.' He had ball bats made from flat boards, ball and then wrapped wool yarn 'round it until it was just the right size. Next, she stitched the whole thing with large blanket Stitches. The hall bounced well and it didn't hurt much If it happened to hit somebody. Recess time at school found boys playing marbles, sometimes and small, clay marbles called scrubs. And, girls played jacks. But "Jump the Rope" and "Bop Scotch" were the favorite recess games for everybody. amused themselves by knitting long, thin ropes, with empty spools, small nails and string as necessary materials, and they played house dressing up like big ladies in their mothers long dresses, high- heeled shoes and fancy hats. Everybody liked to play school or store, or so it seemed. We had a few games in our home that cost money; I guess we -26-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 11
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323114
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66w9876/323114