The Apple Catcher

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Apple Catcher
Description Thus the pipes became conversational objects. Many gospel truths were discussed and explained because of them. Source: Taken from an entry made by Grace Madsen for Saga 1976, but not published. THE APPLE CATCHER Lowell Brady Manti, Utah Non-Professional Division Honorable Mention Senior Anecdote The early citizens of Fairview soon found out that apples were not a best crop. Due to the high elevation, about 6,033 feet, the fluffy, white blossoms were frozen and fell from the stems. However, there were two apple orchards, near the mouth of the canyon, protected by a canyon breeze, that usually survived. Grandfather Brady owned one of these orchards. Grandfather Brady was blessed in another way. He had a large crop of grandsons, at least two dozen hungry strip- lings. In fact, there seemed to be a mouth for every ripened apple. Grandpa was finally forced to issue a com-plaint. He sent out word that everyone was to stay out of his orchard. What a blow this was for me. Now it happened that a stream of water ran through the orchard and down the street near my home. As autumn winds shook the trees, the apples fell into the stream and came floating our way like ships in a harbor. We boys lined the ditch banks to make our catch. This worked very well until school began in the fall. I recall sitting at my desk dreaming of floating apples. That was when I devised a plan. I placed a board across the ditch to catch and hold at least the largest apples that floated by. When noon hour arrived, out of the building I darted, raced home as fast as I could to beat the other boys -11-
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Identifier 025_The Apple Catcher.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323592
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