Young Boy - Old Teacher

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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
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Young Boy - Old Teacher
Description YOUNG BOY---OLD "TEACHER" Halbert S. Greaves Salt Lake City, Utah Senior Citizen Division First Place Poetry Young boys who live in small towns do not know Hov much there is to learn by being there- They take everything for granted. We had together about sixty years ago. To help him walk. He had not learned to finger-talk (With the few fingers he had) as some deaf people do. And yet we "talked" with made up sign language: Gestures, nodding of the head, or shaking it, I might be trimming grass by our front fence When Andrew would go limping pa3t, but, on seeing me. Stop, smile, make a few gestures and hollow sounds About the weather of my work: 1 would reply as best X could. If I thought of something funny I would make Or laugh in that hollow voice of his. Or if we talked about some mischief that had taken place. He would shake his head vigorously and make stem noises with his thin and hollow voics. Sometimes my mother would ask me to take supper Down to Andrew a few doors west of our house. I gave no thought to the fact that his hose had only The essentials on bare floors and walls and windows. 1 could tell, though, that he liked my mother's food; Could make me understand that quite clearly. Or when tny father sent me with a wheelbarrow Loaded with cedar logs or lumps of coal, He could make tne "see" him keeping warm on wintry days. I was glad to see the eyes of an unfortunate old man Light up when he received small favors. Andrew was kind, gentle, happy when treated with respect, But 1 can remember seeing him scold, as best he could, In his hoi low toneless voice~*~ shake his cane and his head At snail boys who teased him when he had done no harm to them. -39-
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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 323198
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