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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 like, the portable, octagonal Cable top with net pockets In the corners to catch the wooden rounds flipped with a''finger, but I don't remember hov the game was played, really. We bad a aet of checkers and a set of domlnos, too. I suspect we played the games Slumber parties needed do scheduling. Neither did bobsleigh rides, for that matter. If Fapa were at the reins, we stopped to could expect sudden halts and frightening whirls od the slick streets. back runners, flanging on for our life, or tied our small sleds to the back of the bobsleigh as it was drawn down Che road. A wonderful time, co the sounds of sleighbells. Once we got to see a traveling Chautaugua show, and occasionally, we saw a silent, movie at the EliLe uiuLure show house. Wlieu the aerial, "The Diamond Necklace," was running, we could scarcely contain ourselves from one Saturday's showing to the next. The loud and spirited piano accompaniment made the film doubly exciting. bicycle purchases. My big brother, however, made a fantastic scooter wagon from parts of a worn-out washing machine and wheels from a baby's discarded go-cart. My little brother settled for a bobby horse-no motor, just a lot of foot peddling. Somehow the "shoestring budget" had its entertainment prior- ments in our home, including a wonderful music box, which played a strings. And we had choice books to further our love of reading for enjoyment. One book, a dealer's copy of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," is in my possession at the present time. What unspoiled, unadulterated fun we had when I was a child: Picking cattails and milkpods, making dolls out of hollyhock blooms, gathprlitg p1neTrii[^i, mud-crswling In the Sanpitch River, and hiking in the cedar hills; playing "Run Sheep Run" with neighborhood kids of white, white snow in the winter time. Ue weren't likely to be bored, what with all our assigned chores, but if ever the "what can we do now?" time came around, we played oudoor games like "Hide and Seek," "Andy High Over," "Leap Frog," "Prisoner's Base," or "Pop the Whip," and indoor games such as "Button, Button, Who's got the Button," "Pass It On," "Simon Says," or "Heavy, Heavy Hangs over Your Poor Bones." Sometimes we walked up to the flour mill or down to the railuay depot, just for something to do. I'm amazed, when 1 think of it nou, at how much enjoyment we the "dove house," which actually was a granary, where doves flew was fun jumping up and down on what was called the "devil's grave" -27-
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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 323115
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66w9876/323115