A Glorious Fourth

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1980
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
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Glorious Fourth
Description . . .. A GLORIOUS FOURTH Vernon P. Larsen '' Oakland, California Senior Citizen Division First Place Personal Recollection On that July ^th norning, the sun came up with a bangI The neighbor boys had set off five of their largest firecrackers all at once. My brother and. I realized that this was to be a holiday. In sharp contrast to the days narking In the hot hayfield. We scrambled out of bed and added to the excitement of exploding our limited supply of nolsenakerst Soon the entire city was awake and the noise abated, evidence that the usual chores of a small faro community continued, holiday or not. While we lit our firecrackers, ay mother had been in the garden picking green peas, and scrabbling under the vine3 for little new red potatoes) a significant part of the July Fourth noon seal. My father had already killed a chicken and dressed it ready for mother to fry. At our house, holiday preparations had been going on for days. The mixture of root beer extract, sugar, water and yeast had been sealed in bottles to provide a beverage treat. The two-gallon ice cream freezer mixed cream, eggs, vanilla and sugar into a frozen delight that was now packed in ice and blankets In the depth of our cold root cellar. Polished shoes were lines up ready. Freshly pressed trousers were laid out neatly with white shirts, ties and new drees straw hats. If there had been girls in the family, mother would have made each of them a new drees. Me were ready. We walked ten blocks to town, being passed by a rider on a handsome prancing horse, a horse-drawn buggy and a Model "T" Ford, a.11 decked in red, white and blue trappings-all hurrying to take their places in the parade line-up. In the center of town a colorful crowd was assembling-aen and boys in white shirts, women and girls in brlght-hiied organdy dresses and ribbons. Temporary bunting-decked booths lines the side-walis. My brother and I each had thirty-five cents to spend. How to choose from among the displayed goodies! Should we buy a red and white popcorn ball? A box of cracker jack? An ice creaa cone? Or should it be a cold soda pop? A colored balloon or a patriotic button for our lapel? Before long, we were slowly licking ice cream cones, clutching bottles of creme soda pop, searching in the cracker jack boxes for prizes and keeping tight hold of the string attached to the inflated red balloon. Only fifteen cents left of our allowances! -56-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323909
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