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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6348hhs
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323344
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs

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Title A Warm Nest with Drafts
Description under a cool (shady) bush. There must have been weed; along the streets then, as now, but I never saw them. When the shocks of grain were stacked In winrows, we would make long tunnels of them and crawl through and play in them, pretending they were houses. One summer, there was a trave ling Chautauqua which played in a big tent by City Hall, and Black-hawk Days with tents and wigwams and Indians, and the county fair, which was another big event with its displays and rides and always the money went too fast. How nice it was that we had sidewalks and nice light streets and our own skiing hill up to the lime kiln-no charge, no special costume required, all types of skis from barrel staves on up and then to come home to an oven dinner of baked stuffed carp fish. The celebration of the year was the Fourth of Julv Oh, the ecstacies of wait ing in the cool, soft dawn to hear the Uoora! Bootq! Boom! of the cannon. Thrills raced up and down one's back in anticipation of the joys of the day--new white organdy dresses, blue or pink ribbons, rosettes and rows of ruffles, new shoes which would invariably wear blisters on our feet before the day was over. Either we bought them too small or they were hard on feet used to running bare. Then to town--all the stores had outside booths and red and white and blue bunting draped on them and we bought balloons and ice cream sundaes. For a very special treat, we went into Anderson's Drug or Bart's Confectionary where we sat at small round tables and watched the huge fan whirl around on the ceiling making it cool and elegant. We were served our sundaes and malts and--fteaven of heavenl--sometimes even banana splits in pretty crystal dishes. There were guns and firecrackers and a show, baseball game or rodeo in the afternoon, that is, if we had saved enough money for a ticket or could heg some more from our parents or our Big brothers. But to the children, the parade was it. Large wagons decorated and draped, pulled by the beautiful horses with decorated tassels on their bridles that rustled 67
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323224
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs/323224