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 water at one end of the lawn Has a dripping success. At three-thirty the croud transferred to the park for a ball game with the town north of ours-some by car, horseback, buggy or shanks mare. For our family the ball game held little appeal. The day had been long. We were hot and tired. Chores were waiting, so we went home to get them done early enough to go to the band concert and fireworks in the evening. After changing into work clothes, we fed the horses, cattle, pigs and chickens; then we milked the cows and gathered eggs. As we worked at these tasks, we heard cheers fxom the ball park, reminding us the celebration was still on. We had our supper of bowls of bread and milk, cold pieces of fried chicken, and dessert of homemade ioe cream. We changed back into good clothes again and for the third time walked to the center of town. The High School band was assembled on a platform in the church grounds. He brought blankets to spread on the lawn and relaxed to enjoy the music. We had an excellent view of the fireworks touch-off point in the neighboring school yard. The band played some patriotic anthems, but as the sun went down, we were thrilled by the soft tones of "Just a Song at Twilight", followed by sentimental favorites, "Drifting and Dreaming", and "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair", and were saddened by the old war tune, "Tenting Tonight." A tremendous explosion shattered the peaceful moments, followed by another and yet ar»ther blast, alerting us to the fireworks display. Showers of sparkling stars burst upwards and fell in brilliant umbrellas down again. The crowning touch was a hugh replica of the American Plag in brilliant color. Then, spelled out in fiery yellow, appeared the giant letters, "GOOD NIGHT." We went to bed remembering the joys of the day. a little apprehensive of the 5i00 A. M. rising time in the morning, Ve were comforted with the thought that in twenty lays our hot work in the hayfields would be again interrupted by another gala event. Vie would be celebrating the arrival of Brigham Young and his company into Salt Lake Valley, as it had happened on July 24, 184?. It had been a "Glorious Fourth." We knew we lived in a land choice above all lands and that the aim of our government was to provide "Liberty and Justice" for all. Source: Personal recollections of the author. -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 323911
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