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Purple Lilacs

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1987
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6zc810f
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323501
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc810f

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Title Purple Lilacs
Description _ ear it proudly displayed its purple blossoms until it was finally cut down by the heavy machinery that made way for a road there. Purple lilacs were a fascinating part of my back dooryard. It seemed that my whole world each spring was filled with that sweet fragrance. These I played. Always small clusters would center the little table where the dolls sat for tea with their Across the fence by the summer house was a grass pasture. On the far side by the neighbor's high board fence, four lilac bushes grew. They must have been fifteen feet tall. Their leafy branches provided shade on a warm summer day when we played ball on the grassy field. There were also lilacs across the street on the neighbor's top as they swayed in the wind. This walk was such a cool, secluded place to play dolls or hide As I watch for the first buds on the lilac hedge across the street from my home today, I bushes and peeled juicy peaches or cut the yellow corn for drying or bottling. I remember too a bench under the bush where two sat enveloped by the sweet perfume of the purple clusters, lilacs in a crystal vase on a dinner table, a basket of the blooms on a pulpit at church, a little girl in a swing between two lilac bushes. Yes, lilacs were everywhere, and many memories are mingled with their beauty and fragrance, but the most vivid memories are those on Decoration Day. There were few other flowers available in those early years with which to decorate the graves was an abundance of the favorite flower. The family would rise early on that Decoration Day, May 30th. Bushel baskets would be brought jut and filled with the purple lilacs. The baskets 102
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323441
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc810f/323441