Fruits and Flowers

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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 Fruits and Flowers
Description and other flowers. Decoration Day received help from the lilacs and from one row of flags (we never called them iris) that grew across the foot of the garden* close to the outhouse. They never demanded extra care and they always bloomed. Against the fence south of the house, some scraggly bushes that bore small, sour pottawatomie plums supplies us with more jelly for the winter and made harmless missiles for mischievous boys to throw at scruffy, stray dogs. At the southeast corner of the yard, where it received water from our irrigation ditch as well as the city's main ditch, was a giant Carolina poplar tree, which may have become the tallest tree in town before it was removed a few years ago because it had grown so big it became dangerous, especially after being struck by lightening. Credit for the crowning glory half surrounding our corner yard-east and south-must go to the City Fathers. beautiful Lombardy poplar trees. There were hundreds of them all over town, planted, no doubt, early in Ephraim's history because they grew fast. On Memorial Day, 1977, my wife and I drove around town to see how many were left. Alas! Most were gone. Next Memorial Day we may be tempted to place a wreath where the biggest Lombardy in town grew, on the southwest corner of First North and Main. Trees have life-spans as men do; and sometimes "the best go first," as men sometimes do. "He never know how much we learn From {that which) never will return ' '¦' Until a flash of unforeseen remembrance Falls on what has been." These flashes have been a few bright ones from "Golden days in the sunshine of (my) happy youth." H. W. Longfellow, "My Lost Youth." E. A. Robinson's poem, "Flammonde." Line from the song "Golden Days," from The Student Prince of Heidelberg. -71-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323648
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