A Warm Nest with Drafts

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title A Warm Nest with Drafts
Description still for children, it had smooth cement walks all around it--no children ever had such a roller skating rink! You could start coasting at the east gate and go all around the building down to the west gate, and with a few extra strokes, you could coast all the way to Main Street Of course, you had to puff your way back, but it was worth it. Uhen going to school, we kids cut kitty-corner from the north gate of the college to the south gate by the gymnasium. I don't believe I knew that blocks had square corners, as we always went kitty-corner. Summer in Ephraim for small children was a veritable paradise There were large creeks and irrigation ditches to swim and mud to crawl in., When I view these same swimming holes now, I am sure they have all shrunk, as they are barely big enough to mud crawl in now. We ate rose-leaf petals from the wild rose bushes that grew along the banks of the creek, and later in the fall made necklaces from the seed pods of these roses which were round and red. Ue picked currants--later this was work when we sold them for fifty cents a gallon to tno more prosperous citizens . °»e raided the fields for sweet, tender peas, dug new potatoes, hunted for eggs in the hay, picked pear apples from Will Ruck's, golden sweets from Flossie's, and Clyde's tomato apples from Willie Larson's (from the lot across from us), and "pottame wattame" plums. We ate them until we were sick--castoria was an unheard of thing and entirely unnecessary. Everything was nice and warm. We could sleep out under the stars, a legacy for kings, as we had no fear of anyone molesting us Our doors were never locked. We felt secure in the knowledge that we children were a very important part of our parents' world and love,. Innumerable and assorted baskets were made from the green and purple burrs and raudpies and mud houses, all four walls made of mud bricks with mud furnishing--just plain joy, joy and greatness. Everyone herded cows along the roads and ditches, and we could take our lunches and eat them 66
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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